Financial Market News Dramatic Headlines Hide Detail

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“Dow drops more than 350…” stated Yahoo Finance on Friday Dec 18, 2015.¬† Eye catching? Yes. Dramatic? Most definitely. Useful financial market or trading information? Possibly. While this article contains much more detail and useful information for traders and investors. Readers today quite often stop at the headline – missing out on useful and actionable […]

Data is the catalyst for evolution in Financial Analysis

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Do you remember when books were copied by hand? Few of us do. Do you remember when a mainframe computer costing upward of twenty-five (25) million a year was required to do financial analysis? The increases in computing capacity, cloud computing platforms, greater public availability of data, and significant enhancements in the ways in which […]

Are you using the right tools to trade the news?

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Every trader has their favorite trading platform, stock charting tool, news site for stocks and finally their key technical analysis or fundamental data indicators. Using news as a quantified input into the trading process has always been a tremendous endeavor and one quite often reserved for only the largest Wall Street brokerages capable of spending […]

Data Analytics continues growth in the Financial Markets

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This week SunGard Data Systems increased its capability to analyze trading data through a partnership with Google. The use of big data analytics is not new to the financial industry. Whether the goal is to analyze trading data or fundamental data to determine ways to increase trade profitability, identify new investment opportunities or manage risk […]

Standards are changing for Financial Markets Software

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“Consumer applications are increasingly intuitive and require little to no instruction. If it is easier to use, it will be used.” (Steven Silberstein, CTO, SunGard from Love Story: Consumerization of Technology & Wall Street) As we move into 2015 and after experiencing a strong year in financial technology in 2014 we must all continue to […]

Enable Firm Growth with Technology Investments that aid in rapid deployment and Risk Management

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A recent article on Bob’s Guide highlights many reasons that now is the time to invest in technology for growth. In “Now is The Time to Invest in Technology that Enables Growth”, Christy Bremner discusses the changes in the global investment industry and potential for growth that will fundamentally change how investment firms do business. […]