Data Trends for Investment Professionals

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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....

An Interview with Vishal Goklani, Founder & CEO of METRICLE

Sentiment data and analysis has long been part of the toolkit of the successful investor. If you know what other people think about a stock, you can profit from their positioning. In the past sentiment had to be gleaned piecemeal from newspaper reports, anecdotes and personal observation. But in recent years, the internet has unleashed a flood of new sentiment sources, from real-time news websites to social media posts to self-published blogs and reviews. The first wave of internet sentiment analysis companies achieved success capturing this data and selling it to financial investors. Predictably, the market has been quick to assimilate...

Stock Sentiment Data: Measuring the Mood of the Market

For as long as there have been stock markets, there have been investors trying to beat the markets. Some investors use fundamental analysis: the deep perusal of financial statements and operating models, to gauge the health of a company and its future earnings. Other investors use technical analysis: the search for repeating and exploitable patterns in price action. Still others invoke macroeconomic conditions, or business cycles, or even sunspots, to inform their trading decisions. A brief history of stock sentiment One of the oldest and most lucrative investment strategies is also the simplest: sentiment analysis. If you know what other...

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