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

Posted Posted in Alpha, Big Data, FinTech, Research

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 […]

Managing Risk in alternate market data

Posted Posted in Alpha, Big Data, FinTech, Research, Risk Management, Trading

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

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

“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

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 […]

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

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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?

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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?

Posted Posted in Investing, News, Research, Trading, Uncategorized

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 […]