RelateTheNews releases next level of sentiment data for its financial markets sentiment analytics service

Three-year daily financial news study increases alpha capability Global financial markets’ newest alternative data and analytics application RelateTheNews continues to expand its alpha generating sentiment and natural language analytics data library to meet the high demand for proven alternative data by global quantitative hedge funds, quantamental managers and active asset management firms. The latest dataset […]

Decision fatigue impacts stock market research

“You might imagine that it’s harder to analyze two stocks than it is to analyze one, and you would be right. In particular, it’s harder to analyze the second stock, because you are tired from analyzing the first” – Matt Levine Decreased research accuracy Mr. Levine brings levity and insight to the stock markets each day with his Money […]

Managing Risk in alternate market data

This last week a report from Bloomberg News of a prominent alternate market data provider being fined by the SEC due to alleged stock promotion scams brought to light a potential risk when using alternate market data. Combined with the ever present concept of fake news these are cautionary tales that financial institutions and traders must extend […]

Financial Market News Dramatic Headlines Hide Detail

“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

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 […]

Stock Research could benefit from Automation

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 […]

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

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 […]

Does social media impact the stock markets?

In a recent article from The Trade over half of traders think that social media does impact the market.  In their article (“Half of traders say social media generates alpha”)they mention that over half of professional traders believe there is opportunity to capture alpha(essentially your risk adjusted return, see Investopedia for a more detailed definition) […]

Stock & News Research is Critical, Are You Effective?

As personal investors, traders & market participants we all have the responsibility of staying current with our market research. We know all too well the impact that a positive news article can have for a stock on our watch-list and the sting that a bad earnings call can leave on our portfolio. Momentum can change […]