Quantitative investing rapidly evolving due to ML, AI and alternative market data

Each day quantitative investment firms are faced with the challenge of finding and capitalizing on opportunities in the global financial markets. To effectively achieve success in the markets, financial market participants are now faced with the task of evaluating, consuming and acting on billions of pieces of unstructured data. Alternate market data providers provide a […]

RelateTheNews market sentiment data continues to demonstrate Alpha

First sample macro strategy demonstrates alpha January 2017 provided the first look at a sample trading algorithm utilizing RelateTheNews market sentiment data, the Insight Index®, to drive effective alpha. This sample strategy is confirmation of the capability of RelateTheNews’ proprietary approach to analyzing sentiment contained within journalistic news sources. Providing these results in a white […]

Pythons, Pandas and more – The Big Data Zoo for Stock Markets

Many of the world’s largest hedge funds employ some of the most talented data scientists, quants and computer engineers; often exceeding the supposed intellectual capabilities of firms such as Google or Apple. These engineers, scientists and quants spend their days seeking new ways to create alpha. Often in the pursuit of building these new trading algorithms a […]

Hedge fund industry continues to grow and adapt with the rapid progress of FinTech

Hedge fund industry continues to grow and adapt with the rapid progress of FinTech As discussed in “Trading places: the rise of the DIY hedge fund” by Greg Williams one result is the rise of the individual quant hedge fund using platforms and tools “that would enable quants to conduct activities without the need for […]

One news sentiment provider is all you need – not really (Part 1)

As RelateTheNews engages with prospective clients we occasionally hear the refrain “I already have a news sentiment provider” which the quick or quantitative follow with “What makes you different?” Both of these are great starting points for a conversation in which the value of proprietary data created from standard source material can truly be explored. For the purposes […]

5 years from now trading will look nothing like today

Fintech continues to grow exponentially and the current as well as future impacts technology will have on financial markets is tremendous.   Technological Acceleration – Creating Challenges and Opportunities From decimalization to the current tick pilot as just two example – the electronification of the markets in the last 16 years has continued to accelerate. Along […]

Keys to a good 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 […]