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 »

F&O trading made easy using 15-Minutes Built up Screen

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15-Minutes Built Up Screen

In today’s edition of our Glassdoor Friday we are featuring 15-Minutes Built Up Screen – a unique tool in our derivative analytics product designed to spot price trends in real-time. This screen gives a snapshot every 15 minutes of whether the long or short positions were created in a particular stock or an index. It analyses the open interest (OI) position in real time and gives a breakup of fresh and square-off contracts along with volumes.

Short selling is always considered to be a risky bet and retail participants tend to stay away from it. However, using our distinct tool, one can spot where the short or long positions are created in real-time by looking at fresh and square-off contracts along with the movement in price and volume. It not only helps you to make timely entry but also indicates you when to exit from your long or short positions.

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Faster Trading Opportunities with Smarter Taxonomy

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Taxonomy is the science of the classification of things and when implemented effectively it helps us to retrieve relevant information in a timely manner.

The Best Taxonomy

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) and Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) are an industry taxonomy developed for use by the financial community, when classifying companies. These Sector classifications are probably the best-known taxonomy in the financial field. However, in trading since it is all about relevancy and contextual information, at Heckyl, we believed that a new level of taxonomy was needed that could analyse data – be it news, events or companies – at a much more granular level. Our taxonomy is therefore based on machine learning, which goes beyond keyword matching. Read the rest of this entry »

A Needle in the Digital Haystack…

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We have shown in previous posts, how, the new data sets that are available can be a key source of trading opportunities. In addition getting access to this information before it becomes ‘news‘ on the mainstream media is highly valuable.

However with there now being over 277,000 tweets, 571 websites created, 347 new blog posts and 72 hours of new video being added to YouTube every minute of every day, the volume of data to read and filter is growing exponentially. Read the rest of this entry »

Connecting Very Big (data) Dots…

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In our last post we had expanded on the power of mining Social Media by combining it with other open data, such as regulatory filings. However there are a vast array of open data sources available around the world which, when collated and structured appropriately, can provide valuable insight for those in the world of finance. Read the rest of this entry »