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 »

Looking Beyond Headlines: The case of American Apparel Inc.

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In our last post, we took the case of VW with Fiat and shared how, when alerts provided ahead of the crowd, they can help interested investors generate significant alpha.
Following on from that post, we wanted to expound on the opportunities that can be harnessed from open data sources of information. Read the rest of this entry »

A New Way of Discovering Alpha

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A massive amount of valuable information is produced worldwide every day, be it on social media such as twitter or blogs or on newswires and open government sources. The proliferation of smartphones has created a new generation of content providers. Read the rest of this entry »