Sentiment Analysis

Simplifying Commodities Trading

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Commodities Profile ImageTrading commodities has been the foundation of human economic activity through the ages, fundamental for our survival as individuals and fundamental for the sustainability of our economic and social systems. However, historically commodity trading has been the preserve of large traders, big commodity powerhouses and institutional investors. This is partly because understanding the nuances of commodities takes more effort than shares which is also why popular media coverage of commodities is minimal as compared to coverage of stocks – you see many more ‘experts’ commenting on stocks as compared to commodities.

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Heckyl’s Social Media Heatmap helps beat the Indian Market Mayhem

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tweetGlobal jitters headed by China on concerns of economic slowdown in the world’s fastest growing economy , led to tremors in the financial markets across the globe. China’s equity market went through a roller-coaster ride in the last six months touching a peak of 5122 on June 6, surging 66 percent in a very short span of time. The stock market bubble finally busted and the index closed near 3000, losing over 40 percent in last three months.

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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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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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