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Data Monetization: Compliance and Privacy

In our previous post, we completed our discussion of data productization, focusing on the importance of robust delivery systems and packaging. Next, we will discuss the data compliance and privacy concerns most often expressed by data providers. The media has made much of datasets used by Wall Street that are not “anonymized”, but the reality is that professional investors do not care one bit about an individual’s information. They only care about data that moves markets. That Lucy Morgan, 37, of Louisville, Kentucky just bought six family-sized bars of Hershey’s chocolate using her MasterCard at Costco does not interest them in...

Going Once, Going Twice: Alternative Data Gives IronPlanet Acquisition Second Take

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (TSE:RBA) (NYSE:RBA), the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, released its first earnings announcement yesterday after its May 2017 acquisition of IronPlanet for USD 750m. The reported EPS of USD 0.33 and USD 166.19m revenue handily beat the consensus estimates of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, which called for adjusted EPS of USD 0.31 on revenue of USD 163.4m. The stock has responded by rallying over 8% in next-day trading. We believe that analysts underestimated the results because they lacked insight into the boost in gross merchandise volume (GMV) that the IronPlanet acquisition provided. Ritchie Bros. has underperformed the...

Data Monetization: Delivering Your Data

As discussed in part one of our Data Monetization series, Building a Data Product, in order to sell data to finance professionals, your product must be clean and predictive. Data hygiene and predictiveness, however, are just one of many prerequisites on the path to productization. Though you are not expected to provide trading insights or make stock predictions, analysts and investors don’t want to have to corral your data. They want to be able to consume it easily without doing too much legwork. In this post we cover two key components to minimize data wrangling: How to properly package your...

Data Monetization: Building a Data Product

One thing we are often asked here at Quandl is how to go from raw data to a salable data product. We're the first to admit that the process of data monetization is complex and tedious, but ultimately worthwhile for your company. Whether you're a start-up or a publicly traded corporation, taking the time and upfront investment to transform your existing data into a market-ready product can pay handsome dividends in the long-run. Our specialty lies in developing data products and marketing them to a Wall Street audience. By this, we mean any institutional investor who is interested in consuming data to...

API for Stock Data

Quandl offers a simple API for stock market data downloads. Our daily data feeds deliver end-of-day prices, historical stock fundamental data, harmonized fundamentals, financial ratios, indexes, options and volatility, earnings estimates, analyst ratings, investor sentiment and more. This post describes how our stock market data is organized, and explains how to access it. Data Organization: Time-series vs. Tables Quandl's data products come in many forms and contain various objects, including time-series and tables. Through our APIs and various tools (R, Python, Excel, etc.), users can access/call the premium data to which they have subscribed. (Our free data can be accessed...

Wall Street Wants Your Data Webinar [VIDEO]

We recently hosted a webinar, “Wall Street Wants Your Data: Steps to Creating a New Revenue Stream,” presented by Quandl’s Chief Data Officer, Abraham Thomas. During the presentation, Abraham focused his session on three parts: Part 1 — Wall Street’s hunger for data and how those not typically viewed as data companies can benefit from this phenomenon Part 2 — Best practices for building, selling and delivering a data product that generates additional revenue for your business Part 3 — A Q&A session where Abraham answered attendee’s questions If you couldn’t make the webinar or would simply like to revisit the presentation again,...

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