Data Trends for Investment Professionals


Introducing Hamza Khan, Quandl’s new Head of European Data

We are excited to welcome Hamza Khan as Head of European Data. In anticipation of the growing investor demand for regional data, Khan will lead Quandl’s data strategy and expand our presence in the European market.  “Investor demand for European alternative data has been rising, but supply has not kept pace,” said Tammer Kamel, Head of Nasdaq’s Quandl. “Hamza understands what our customers need and can marry that with his expert knowledge of the European domain.” Khan began his career as a quantitative analyst and was the head of commodities strategy at ING prior to founding Suburbia, a technology company...

The future of data privacy in alternative data

An interview with Peter Greene We had the opportunity to interview Peter Greene, Vice Chair of the Investment Management Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, on the topic of data privacy in alternative data. We cover the evolution of data compliance, current challenges in the regulatory scheme and how data privacy might evolve in the future. Comments have been condensed and edited for clarity. Looking back at your presentation from the 2020 Quandl Data Conference, how important is data privacy and data compliance for a hedge fund or data-driven investor today versus 5 years ago? Greene: A lot has changed. Five...

The best FX datasets on Quandl: volume, flow, swap and more

Over the years, we’ve scouted the forex landscape to bring you a world class portfolio of FX data products. Quandl’s FX data includes foreign exchange volume and flow by currency and participant type, swap and forward volume, rates and much more. Here are the most popular (and most essential) foreign exchange datasets on Quandl. FX Alternative Data Bundle Quandl’s most powerful FX data comes from the world’s largest multi-currency cash settlement system, settling more than 50% of FX transactions globally. Prior to their foundation, FX transaction data was widely dispersed and hard to aggregate. Our ability to source and present...

Finding and using stock fundamentals data

The power of fundamental analysis to ascertain the value of a company is based on the idea that all businesses essentially carry out the same, common activities. These activities can range from salaries and marketing spend to spending on research and capital assets, and receiving investment income.  Because these activities can all be reduced to financial quantities, they can therefore be directly compared across companies. Analysts can use common metrics like revenues, R&D spend, COGS and free cash flow to create an accurate assessment of comparative value between, for example, a software stock versus an auto stock. Between the advent...

A guide to finding and using stock quotes data

Today’s stock market investors draw from a wealth of data to build their investment strategies.  One such source of data is the stock quotes that form part of the foundation of trading strategies—from open to close and everything in between, accurate and reliable stock quotes are indispensable building blocks. The adage of “garbage in, garbage out” follows all types of data, and it’s no less important when evaluating the quality of your stock quotes data. In this post, we’ll dive into what accurate and reliable stock quotes data looks like, where you can find it and how you can access...

QDC2020: Our thanks, your thoughts

We surveyed QDC2020’s attendees for their standout moments. From favorite sessions to highlights of the day, here’s what you said were the brightest parts of 2020’s Quandl Data Conference.

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