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March 2020

10 alt data sources to outpace Covid-19

Business Insider

Consider these data sources if you’re looking to build strategies to outpace the market in volatile times. Read More

Neudata opens up datasets for select groups

PR Newswire

Step boldly into action with Neudata as they open up their data scouting platform to academics, governments, and healthcare institutions to help data scientists track the virus. Read More

Quants bear brunt of volatility

Financial News

With certain bans on short selling, get details on quant funds that are fighting the downturn while other market participants ride a volatility wave. Read More

A $1.7B Quant fears bond crisis


Hear one quant’s take on why a golden rule of investing falling apart signals challenging times ahead… and what to do about it. Read More

Using your data to monitor pandemic movement


See how Google and Facebook are in talks with the White House to share collective data on people’s movements during the pandemic. Read More

The alt data defining Covid-plagued markets


Pick up a report of the alt data behind Covid-19’s most impacted industries, companies, and topics. Read More

Mapping the Coronavirus outbreak


View the map that breaks down cases and fatalities of the virus across the globe, as well as other metrics. View Now

Markets drill data during Corona Correction

Traders Magazine

Discover why Traders Magazine defines the Corona Correction as a data-driven response to a fast-shifting set of circumstances. Read More

The Data Science Revolution

Pensions & Investments

Read the deep dive into the Data Science Revolution in relation to quant and fundamental investing, and discover what “seeing beyond the hype” will yield. Read More

Bridgewater bets big against European companies

Business Insider ($)

See how Ray Dalio’s fund has made an $11.8B bet against European companies like Adidas, Bayer and more in light of recent events. Read More

Pandemic? Say goodbye to data privacy


Understand the breadth of powers the CDC takes on in the event of a pandemic, including what data they have at their disposal. Read More

Market turmoil brings windfalls for some

Financial Times ($)

Gather details on the short list of funds—many quants—that have seen windfalls from betting on market volatility. Read More

Amplifying doubt with algorithmic trading


Learn why algorithmic trading is called a “dangerous accelerant” by some in the wake of Monday’s market slump. Read More

Nasdaq acquires fintech firm Solovis


Focused on building a continued data analytics and reporting suite, Nasdaq has recently announced their acquisition of fintech firm Solovis. Read More

Data mining is trash

Waters Technology ($)

Pull from Matthew Rothman’s QDC2020 presentation—and other expert takes— on data mining, spurious correlations, and what it means to really know your… Read More

Covid-19: Capital is (partially) the cure

Wall Street Journal

Hear from Nasdaq’s CEO, Adena Friedman, how markets have adjusted and rebounded from pandemic-level events in the past. Read More

When data goes dark: Alt data’s unhedgeable risk

Business Insider

Learn how alt data providers, such as Quandl, respond when data suppliers are taken off the board. Read More

Don’t believe the hype: AI and fund management

Financial Times ($)

Cite “newfangled alternative data” as part of fund management’s traversal through the trough of disillusionment in this opposing Financial Times piece. Read More

Head of quant trading leaves Point 72

Financial News ($)

Follow a prominent industry move as more traditional investors attempt to embrace quant strategies. Read More

China suppressed Covid-19 with AI & big data


Get details on how Chinese authorities managed to assess at-risk outbreak areas using geolocation data pulled from your average cell phone. Read More

Mississippi introduces Consumer Data Privacy Act


See Mississippi’s new plans to institute a data privacy act—stricter than California’s— in July of 2021. Read More

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