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June 2019

Refinitiv invests in Battlefin


As part of the deal, Refinitiv will enable its customers to leverage BattleFin’s datasets across its data platforms. Read More »

1010data expands to IR market

Business Wire

1010data launches 1010Reveal(tm)IR, leveraging its credit and debit data to serve Investor Relations departments for the purposes of business intelligence.  Read More »

The nuts and bolts of Data-As-A-Service


A thoughtful treatise on what it means to run a data business from the CEO of Safegraph. Read More »

Alt data sheds light on meal delivery service

Thinknum Media

Job listings, employee counts, and facebook posts help to explain Blue Apron’s disappointing IPO and HelloFresh’s success. Read More »

Is the bond market ripe for an alt data revolution?

Business Insider

Some point to the opacity and irregularity of transactions as a major factor in limiting alt data’s use in the corporate bond market. Others say it’s this very lack of transparency that makes it such a prime candidate. Read More »

A robot named Gekko would like to think so

Financial Times

Quant funds are attempting to copy the best parts of human traders but without their frailties, whilst turning their attention to the bond market. Read More »

Quant someone else do it?

Business Insider

Hedge-fund managers are overwhelmed by data, and they’re turning to an unlikely source: random people on the internet. Read More »

We won some awards! 


We’re proud to announce that Quandl recently won two awards at the WatersTechnology Inside Market Data & Inside Reference Data Awards. One for Best Alternative Data Provider and another for Acquisition of the Year.  This in addition to the TradingTech Insight award for Best Alternative Data Provider.

“If it feels like we’re all drinking from a data firehose, it’s because we are”


Mary Meeker presented tech’s favourite deck at Vox/Recode’s Code Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Tuesday. Read More »

Top trends in alt-data (2019 edition)

Quandl blog

We are in the fortunate position here at Quandl to bear firsthand witness to the evolution of alternative data; here we catalog current trends we are seeing. Read More »

Alt data reduces opportunistic trading

Oxford Academic

Wharton professor Christina Zhu published a study on transaction and satellite data and concluded that it increases price informativeness, reduces opportunistic trading, and improves investment efficiency. Read the Paper »

Liquidnet acquires alt data firm Prattle


Liquidnet furthers alt-data industry consolidation with its acquisition of NLP provider Prattle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More »

Alternative data quantifies how Trump moves markets

Yahoo Finance

Indexa argues its quantitative sentiment data proves that Trump’s tweets cause market volatility, drive equities higher, polarize the market, and but do not persist. Read More »

The empty promise of data moats

a16z (Andreessen Horowitz blog)

A fascinating exploration of why more data is not always better, especially for startups who think their data assets represent a durable moat. Read More »

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