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A Sneak Peek Inside What Hedge Funds Think of Alternative Financial Data

A Sneak Peek Inside What Hedge Funds Think of Alternative Financial Data

Unbenounced to many, there is a data revolution happening in finance. In their never ending search for alpha hedge funds and investment banks are increasingly turning to new alternative sources of data to give them an informational edge over the market. On the 31st May, Scrapinghub got the chance to see this revolution first hand. Mills Horton and Thad Chappell of Scrapinghub were invited to Eagle Alpha’s Alternative Data Showcase in New York City, and had some of the leading…

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Want to Predict Fitbit’s Quarterly Revenue? Eagle Alpha Did It Using Web Scraped Product Data

Want to Predict Fitbit’s Quarterly Revenue? Eagle Alpha Did It Using Web Scraped Product Data

Throughout the history of the financial markets information has been power. The trader with access to the most accurate information can quickly gain an edge over the market. Two hundred years ago, in the age before telegrams and news services, knowing the results of battles, elections and campaigns before anybody else was a huge advantage. Fifty years ago, before Reuters began digitizing company statements, access to company financials gave fundamentals-based investors like Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett an edge over…

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How Data Compliance Companies Are Turning To Web Crawlers To Take Advantage of the GDPR Business Opportunity

How Data Compliance Companies Are Turning To Web Crawlers To Take Advantage of the GDPR Business Opportunity

Over the last couple weeks, GDPR has brought data protection center stage. What was once a fringe concern for most businesses overnight became a burning problem that needed to be solved immediately. With the sweeping changes that GDPR has introduced, it has proven itself to be a huge headache for companies big and small. However, GDPR has been a goldmine for some savvy companies who positioned themselves to take full advantage of the surge in demand for data compliance solutions….

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