Adding ‘unique’ content to SunGard’s MarketMap terminal

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Blog Post Profile ImageWe are very pleased to announce that SunGard, one of the world’s leading software and technology service companies, has chosen to use Heckyl’s news and sentiment analysis services on their MarketMap terminal. The new content will be available to MarketMap users across North America, Asia and Europe.

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The Secret Ingredient to Winning as a Heckyl-ite

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Heckyl closed the year 2014-15 with a very special event which has happened for the first time in its history. Heckyl has presented (four) 4 of its long-term team members with a sedan /high end hatchback each, on May 22nd, 2015.

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Risk management: How can we help you?

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Financial Risk management

Risk ImageBroadly risk management consists of identification of the risks and taking suitable actions to counter or control them. Risk management’s objective is to assure uncertainty does not deviate the endeavour from the business goals. Within the details, financial risk management involves using financial instruments to manage exposure to risk, particularly credit risk and market risk. Read the rest of this entry »

Discovering the newest form of alpha in the currency markets

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currency-blogUsing sentiment analysis for gauging general stock sentiment is nothing new in the financial industry. Ever increasing views and reactions of analysts, experts, fund managers and traders on blogs and social media sites, continues to drive this very interesting field of research. But how about analysing social indicators for currency pairs?

At Heckyl we achieve this by using the following parameters in addition to the standard ones explained in our earlier blog Sentiment Analysis in Finance :

  1. Marco-economic news – Tracking macro indicators, central bank announcements, official press releases, government speeches and interviews for both countries separately
  2. Macro Views by leading institutions and analysts for the two countries

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How stock price and sentiment move hand in hand

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A value investor invests in a stock after looking at financials of the company, analysing annual reports and news on stock/sector, reading management outlook and tracking price movement. However, one of the key challenges for investors and even for traders is to track the sentiment around the stock on a daily basis without missing any relevant news.

In today’s world, things change very rapidly and what looked to be a multibagger two months ago can turn into a disastrous investment if the relevant news and sentiment around the stock is not tracked regularly. Trading is all about the timely entry and exit in a stock. A gap between perception and actual reality can offer traders and investors a profitable trading opportunity using sentiment analysis across various asset classes.

Heckyl’s sentiment tool allows a user to measure the sentiment of a particular news item or news flow around an instrument and evaluate its potential impact, in real-time. In today’s blog let us take a look at Heckyl’s Stock Sentiment graph and how effectively one can use it as a precursor to stock price movement. Read the rest of this entry »

Harnessing Big Data – Everywhere

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Level 39Twelve months after opening our office in London, one of the world’s leading financial centres, we thought it would be interesting to review how Heckyl has been received.

On the back of a very successful launch in India in 2011 in the Retail Brokerage space, the expectation was that it would be a key vertical for us in Europe and North America as well.

While Heckyl is indeed being received quite well in this space, we have also seen a large interest from a number of other financial services verticals. We suppose that this should not be too surprising, given the vast range of data and analytical tools that Heckyl has to offer.

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Budget 2015: Smaller Speech, Bigger Vision!

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Smaller speech, bigger vision. This is the summary of Modi government’s first full year budget. Finance Minister kept his speech much shorter and meaningful this year compared to his last year’s budget speech where he said too much but of little use

Arun Jaitley may not have touched upon specific industry or sectors in his latest speech but laid a foundation or stepping stone for the future to unleash India Inc. Jaitley proposed numerous measures related to tax issues, ease of doing business in India, promote start-ups and SMEs, laws to curtail black money, additional funds for infrastructure and extension of social security benefits to the poor people of the country.

For common man, the Finance Minister delivered some goodies but not enough to rejoice them. Direct tax benefits like Increase in medical reimbursements, hike in limit under Section 80CCD by Rs 50000 and higher exemptions on travel allowance will partly get offset by increase in service tax rate from 12.36 percent to 14.28 percent. Read the rest of this entry »