Alternative Data Newsletter – July 27th, 2017

1. Dataset of the week: Credit and debit card transaction data.

2. Dataset advisory: Examples of typical questions we get asked.

3. Case study of the week: Eagle Alpha predicted PayPal’s strong Q2 with the use of email receipt data.

4. Events: Detailed synopsis of our two events this week (recruitment, legal) will be available to clients of our Thought Leadership package. 

5. Vendor access: Eagle Alpha is working on a major data showcase event to be held in New York.

6. Did you know? Using App data we found that iOS data correlates better with company revenues compared to Android data.

7. Articles of the week: 1) WorldQuant: Discovering the hidden world of alternative data; 2) DataSift and LinkedIn: A new angle for social media analytics; 3) The science of artificial intelligence and alternative data isn’t fiction anymore.

8. Update on Eagle Alpha’s solution.

Alternative Data Newsletter – July 20th, 2017

1. Dataset of the week: Geo-location data provider.

2. Case study of the week: Google Trends Anticipated Increase in Burberry’s Same Store Sales.

3. Events: How to build and integrate teams – NYC 25th July, Legal considerations regarding alt data – London 26th July.

4. Dataset access: Global trade nowcasting data provider is doing meetings in Zurich until mid-August.

5. Did you know? A useful method to isolate consumer comments in Twitter data, and eliminate corporate accounts or bots, is to exclude tweets that include links.

6. Articles of the week: 1) Quants look to image recognition to process alternative data; 2) FOMO And The Adoption Of AI In Finance; 3) NY hedge fund body thinks quant funds best fundamental investing.

7. Update on Eagle Alpha’s solution.

Alternative Data Newsletter – July 13th, 2017

1. Dataset of the week: Chinese consumer transaction data.

2. Data Insights report of the week: Email receipts data points to strong Q2 for PayPal, in-line quarter for Square.

3. Experts: Interview with Alvaro Kurth, KYC and compliance expert.

4. Events: How to build and integrate teams – NYC 25th July, Legal considerations regarding alt data – London 26th July.

5. Vendor access: Data showcase events in NYC and London regarding geolocation datasets to be held in September.

6. Articles of the week: 1) Under Armour Stock Nosedives Nearly 7%, Search Trend Continues ‘Steep Downtrend’; 2) Machines taking over hedge funds despite lack of evidence they outperform humans; 3) Accenture reveals secret sauce for AI and machine learning.

7. Update on Eagle Alpha’s solution.

Alternative Data Newsletter – July 6th, 2017

1. Dataset of the week: China autos data.

2. Data Insights report of the week: Online data points to improving Q2 trends for Fitbit.

3. Events: How to build and integrate teams – NYC 25th July, Legal considerations regarding alt data – London 26th July.

4. Dataset access: UK consumer transaction dataset is doing meetings in London next week.

5. Did you know? Setting up an automated crawl that pulls in information on a regular basis is quite challenging due to several factors, e.g. the ever-evolving formats of online marketplaces.

6. Articles of the week: 1) The role of data in gaining valuable financial insights; 2) Can small quant shops compete with the big dogs? 3) Putting biases to work can be a strategy for better investment decision-making.

7. Update on Eagle Alpha’s offering.