Data Trends for Investment Professionals

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Join us at QDC 2020

The world is awash in data The prophesied data flood is here. In such a short time span, we’ve gone from a handful of non-market datasets to a veritable glut of supply. With the deluge quickly becoming overwhelming, you need actionable steps to realize the enormous potential of your data supply and rise above the noise. You see this as the biggest challenge facing professional investors in the coming year. We do too. Which is why we’re delighted to once again bring the top minds in data, finance, and beyond to the stage at Quandl’s 4th annual data conference –...

Top 5 Trends in Alternative Data

We are in the fortunate position here at Quandl to bear firsthand witness to the evolution of alternative data; interactions with clients, data providers, and immersion in the space combine to give us a unique perspective. From our standpoint, alternative data is growing unabated, although innovation is perhaps slower than some would like. Here we catalog current trends. 1. Welcome to the trough of disillusionment If you’re not familiar with the hype cycle, it exists to describe the maturity, adoption and social application of specific technologies. It exists because history constantly repeats itself and alt data is no exception. We’ve...

Essential Data Feeds for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a hungry beast. It subsists on a continuous input of trillions of data points, incessantly churning, chewing and spitting out insights. The data scientist or AI specialist must continuously seek new data sources to feed the beast and fine-tune their creation. At Quandl we’re accustomed to providing financial professionals with new and unique data feeds to augment their trading strategies. In recent months, however, we’ve seen a notable increase in the number of AI and machine learning companies requesting such data. To us, this signals growth in the number of AI practitioners deploying functional algorithms in business....

Announcing Quandl’s Alternative Data Conference 2018

Quandl's Alternative Data Conference Returns to New York City We’re pleased to announce the second annual Quandl Alternative Data Conference on January 18, 2018 in New York City. This premier data event for investment professionals will help you keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly evolving alternative data ecosystem. In addition to an action-packed, one-day program, ADC 18 will do more than just introduce you to new datasets; it will help you understand and address the challenges associated with meaningful adoption of alternative data. Head over to our conference website for details or review our preliminary speaker list below....

Quandl Presents at Strata Data Conference 2017

Thinking of attending Strata Data Conference New York 2017? We’re excited to announce that on September 26, Quandl’s Chief Data Officer, Abraham Thomas, will be presenting a talk on logistics data. Entitled “Oh buoy! How data science improves shipping intelligence for hedge funds,” Thomas's presentation will delve into the many ways hedge funds use supply chain and logistics data to predict a pattern or movement in a specific security. This is an exciting area for data scientists today as financial professionals are ever-hungry for new sources of exhaust data to fuel their trading algorithms. Thomas’ talk will take place at...

Quandl’s Guide to Monetizing Alternative Data

Many businesses from start-ups to multinational corporations have begun augmenting their revenue streams — sometimes exponentially — with their exhaust data. Professional investors who fail to beat their benchmarks quickly go extinct. They now need unique and untapped sources of data to remain competitive. While most think of selling data to brands, media companies and marketers, one critical potential audience for exhaust data is Wall Street. Investors will pay for exhaust or alternative data that tells them something unique about the economy in real time. If you are the owner of such a data asset and you’re contemplating its monetization,...

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