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Navigating Compliance When Extracting Web Scraped Alternative Financial Data

When it comes to using web data as alternative data for investment decision making, one topic rules them all: compliance.

Regulatory compliance is such a pervasive issue in alternative data for finance, that it is often the number one barrier to investment firms using web data in their decision making processes. And matters aren’t helped by the regulatory ambiguity.

In this article, we’re...

The Rise of Web Data in Hedge Fund Decision Making & The Importance of Data Quality

Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the use of alternative data sources in investment decision making in hedge funds, investment banks and private equity firms.

These new data sources, collectively known as “alternative data”, have the potential to give firms a crucial informational edge in the market, enabling them to generate alpha.

The Predictive Power of Web Scraped Product Data For Institutional Investors: A GoPro Case Study

Investors understand the importance of high-quality information. It minimizes risk, empowers decision-making, and enables investors of all sizes to obtain alpha - like the old adage, knowing is often half the battle.

Knowing this, alternative data providers wield vast, untraditional datasets derived from hundreds of millions of sources, not only enabling asset managers to consistently obtain...

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.

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