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 »

Stock Dashboard: A One-stop-shop for F&O traders

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In today’s edition, we will cover Stock Dashboard – a comprehensive snapshot page presenting all the relevant details a trader should have on his dashboard before trading in F&O stocks.

The price of the stock moves in a particular direction depending on numerous parameters.A trader or investor is flooded with heaps of data and indicators baffling him how to gauge the price movement based on these parameters. Also, a trader will have to go through various sources for a specific data thereby losing precious time and opportunity in collating all the data before taking a trade.

Heckyl’s Stock Dashboard offers a concise and timely snapshot of a particular stock or an index after analyzing plethora of information available in the open market. This dashboard also features news, charts and fundamental data along with F&O data so that a trader gets all the information in a single screen.

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Adapting to “Social” to make Intelligent Investment Decisions

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The global business environment has been changing rapidly as we are ushered into a new era of the digital age. The rapid emergence of social media, continued penetration of smartphones and tablets, coupled with technology enablers like Analytics and Cloud, are expected to play an important role in how organizations interact with their customers and understand consumer behaviour. Heckyl FIND AlertsSimply put, SMAC is a collaborative term for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. In our view, these four technologies would be driving innovation in the global business ecosystem, in the coming decade.

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Sentiment Analysis in Finance

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sentiment-2 (1)Sentiment Analysis is the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Text Analysis and Computational Linguistics to identify and extract subjective information from text. Every day, hundreds of thousands of news and opinions affecting publicly traded companies, commodities, and currencies, are made available in the public domain – through News Publications, Blogs, and even Social Media. Sifting through all this data in real-time, to determine which events and reports could potentially have a positive or a negative impact on the underlying Security, is not humanly possible.

Heckyl has developed its own proprietary Sentiment Analysis engine, that efficiently and accurately computes a Sentiment for companies, commodities, and currencies, based on news articles flowing into the system – in real-time.

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News Analytics in Real-Time

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In today’s edition, we will cover News Analytics platform – A smart tool that not only aggregates news from across the globe but also analyses its impact on equities, commodities, currencies, economies in REAL TIME.

Heckyl’s News platform scrutinizes all the relevant news and tweets that are published on the internet and evaluates its impact instantly. Heckyl’s news platform covers 60 stock exchanges, over 40000 companies, more than 1600 analysts and 865 brokerages across the world. Under our umbrella we also track in excess of 4000 hedge funds as well as equal number of hedge funds managers. Apart from this we also keep an eye on 80000 plus mutual funds and 500 venture capitalists/private equity entities. Read the rest of this entry »