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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.

The Breakout Stars of Black Friday 2019

2019's Black Friday and Cyber Monday marked the biggest weekend ever in e-commerce [MarketWatch]. Thanks to near real-time updates from Quandl's E-Commerce Intelligence (ECI) data product, we already have a first look at three of the stars who emerged during this year's shopping bonanza. Read on to see: How Turtle Beach may be on their way to another record-breaking yearHow the near-3 year old Switch continues to fuel Nintendo’s successHow GoPro surged over the Black Friday 2019 weekend Using E-Commerce Intelligence to unwrap alpha in 2020 Everything we’re about to show you comes from ECI and aims to deliver early...

Advent 2019: Integrating Quandl data with Python

Here’s a web application built on top of Quandl’s API in less than an hour. Anvil are building one web app a day for each day of advent, and the app for Day 12 is based on the prices of gold, frankincense and myrrh. This post originally appeared on Anvil’s blog. To view the original article and learn how Anvil empowers users to build and deploy full stack web apps using only Python, click here. Financial data at Christmas Why do governments have underground vaults full of gold, but not frankincense or myrrh? What makes some things commodities and other...

Black Friday Surprise: E-Commerce Intelligence from Quandl

Quandl’s newest dataset: 1000+ brands, $15bn revenue, 250+ e-tailers Every year, after a day of poultry-themed festivities, millions of Americans follow their tryptophan rush with the biggest days in retail: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And, every year, the proportional amount of online shopping increases. Following the trend, Black Friday 2019 should see yet another decrease in foot traffic and yet another increase in digital sales. As online purchases become a larger segment of total retail, e-commerce activity becomes more representative of overall company performance. For the data-driven investor, this means that access to e-commerce sales data is an increasingly...

Bollinger Band Breakout Augmented with FX Volume

This alternative data in action post looks at the power of currency volume data. CLS has just published the first true global foreign exchange (FX) volume database. Commercially available for the first time via Quandl, this database is the most accurate, most comprehensive and timeliest gauge of currency trading volume ever published. In this post, we present the results of augmenting a well-known FX trading strategy - Bollinger Band breakout - with data from our CLS Daily FX Volume database. This database, along with the CLS Hourly Volume database, offers access to the broadest set of executed trade data in...

The Inedible Feast

So much data, so little alpha A number of researchers and consulting shops have published projections of just how big the alternative data industry is destined to be. Deloitte, for example, concluded that the industry will swell to $7 billion next year. They go on to note, "There is no shortage of vendors that provide these data sets to Wall Street.” I would suggest the “no shortage” situation is related to the promise of that $7 billion spend. In fact “no shortage” understates what’s going on. The amount of data on offer to professional investors is excessive and quickly becoming...

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