To succeed in today’s stock market, one must have access to new information that can move the markets higher or lower. At the same time, getting such price sensitive information in time is also important to stay ahead of others. In the last 10-years, we have seen massive explosion in the amount of information that is available on the internet. However, the huge amount of information is making it increasingly difficult for traders and investors to find price sensitive news in time.
In this scenario, if you have a system to swiftly mine the big data and filter noise from information, then you can find and exploit opportunities. Previously, such intelligent systems were mainly available to large institutions and big investors. Read the rest of this entry »
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What is Greece Debt crisis in laymen terms?
It starts with the government of Greece and their citizens. The government paid out generous pensions and benefits to its pensioners, as well as having an early retirement age for many government employees, as compared to other developed countries. This lead to a drop in productivity coupled with a high unemployment rate, while others believed they were too old to work and took early retirement to access the pension benefits. This lead to the government paying out more in pensions and benefits. However the government never had enough money to sustain the welfare system at this level.
If a country is spending by taking on additional debt, then it also needs to collect equal or more revenue to meet those spending figures.
Any rumor or news can break out from any source. As highlighted in our previous blog post, A Needle in the Digital Haystack, spotting opportunities from these new data sets is very valuable. A trading opportunity can come from any source at any time, which makes it necessary to track a huge number of sources but also filter out noise at the same time.