Data is the catalyst for evolution in Financial Analysis

Posted Posted in Alpha, Big Data, Investing, News, Research, Trading

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?

Posted Posted in Alpha, Big Data, Investing, News, Risk Management, Trading, trading strategy

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 […]

Charting for news sentiment improved

Posted Posted in Investing, News, Research, Risk Management, Trading, trading strategy, What's New

Traders have been using RelateTheNews charts to enhance their entire trading process with critical daily news information. These charts are available in 7 day, 15 day, 30 day and 60 day increments. The exciting thing about monitoring news sentiment to better enable investment identification, trading and risk management is that the news cycle is 24 […]

Keys to a good trading strategy

Posted Posted in Alpha, Investing, News, Risk Management, Trading, trading strategy

In “Building an Algorithmic Trading Strategy” by Tad Slaff the key components of creating an algorithmic trading strategy are concisely highlighted and discussed. The points he highlights (Idea, Test,Trade with a pertinent aside to risk management) are all key components of any (manually or algorithmically implemented) trading strategy or investment strategy. Real-time news analysis with […]

Data Analytics continues growth in the Financial Markets

Posted Posted in Alpha, Big Data, Investing, News, Research, Risk Management, Trading

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

Posted Posted in Big Data, Design, Investing, Research, Trading

“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 […]

Unbundling of Research costs from commissions could benefit Investors and Traders

Posted Posted in Investing, News, Research, Trading

Earlier we wrote of the changes beginning in the UK by the FCA to highlight the true costs of research for buy-side firms (which is also true for individual investors and traders).  Today we look at a similar story but from a different perspective – how will this unbundling potentially impact brokers and their research.  […]

Stock Research could benefit from Automation

Posted Posted in Investing, News, Research, Trading

Recently Indy Sarker from ANALEC wrote great article on the automation of equity research in The Trade News.  He quickly and insightfully hits home the point that automation has allowed traders to focus on “concentrate on complex trades” and yet one large area that will allow firms and individuals to stay focused on their trading […]

Institutional Stock Market Research Insights provide a perspective for Individuals as well

Posted Posted in Investing, News, Research, Trading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK is challenging the status quo for research in the equities markets around the world.  The buy-side (an analog for the individual or retail investor in the institutional money management space) is needing to re-think how they pay for research to aid them in their investment decision making […]

How to manage the equivalent of 174 newspapers a day when trading and Investing

Posted Posted in Investing, News, Research, Trading

In 2011 The Telegraph wrote “If you think that you are suffering from information overload then you may be right – a new study shows everyone is bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day.”  How is an individual, financial advisor or even a growing asset management firm supposed to keep up […]