Alternative Data (AltData)

CloudQuant Showcases AltData

Alternative data, sometimes called AltData, provides algorithmic trading developers potential to improve quantitative and systematic trading strategies by providing a new source of trading signals.

CloudQuant has multiple sources of alternative data that includes News Sentiment and social sentiment from StockTwits and Twitter.

Users are also encouraged to upload their own alternative data into their private data directories for additional research.

If you have other AltData that you would like to have in CloudQuant please let us by contacting

See the CloudQuant Alternative Data Set Catalog/Library.


Alternative Data News. 10, July 2019

A head of trading is quoted as saying "There aren’t many that have the ability to consume and store that data – also the ability to cleanse it is important. I hope the industry doesn’t find a way to make this easier as those with a technological advancement are in a better position to process it.”  Our team has had to work hard to be able to handle alternative data that has to cover a number of problems that include: * Unstructured Data * Alternative Symbology - beyond simple Stock ticker to alternative stock ticker maps. * Temporal Data - Dealing with static data that changes over time * Temporal Data - Modified Historical Data - Dealing with edits or revisions to data at a later point in time.

Alternative Data News. 04, July 2019

We are seeing a lot of chatter about AltData becoming "less alternative." The news clips for this week cover new research; Lyxor and Academy IM new fund, Women in AI, Data Democratization, and more.

Alternative Data News. 26, June 2019

The business of data is growing by leaps. Every day we talk to data providers about having their data on our backtesting service. The expected growth rate in Alt Data, Data Science, and data-driven companies is incredible. Greenwich & Associate is saying that there will be a 50% Growth in Institutional Investors. Deloitte Center for Financial Services is saying that spending in this area will be $7B USD by 2020. The difficulty will be seeing if the institutional investors will be able to ingest and interpret the data in an efficient manner.

Alternative Data News. 19, June 2019

Alt-Data News for the week including: * Refinitiv invests in BattleFin * Quandl & Nasdaq * Investments in Alt Data growing according to Greenwich * Hedgefund manages are overwhelmed by data and are turning to crowdsourcing * Social Market Analytics (SMA) Partners with Coin Metrics * and more

Alternative Data News. 12, June 2019

Alt Data News: Nasdaq Pivots to the Buy Side, Clearpool, Investment Data Standards Organization Releases Web Crawling Best Practices, Alt Data Investments Continue Their Rapid Rise
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CloudQuant CEO John Morgan Slade presenting at THE TRADING SHOW - CHICAGO 2019

CloudQuant CEO John Morgan Slade will be taking part in THE TRADING SHOW - CHICAGO 2019 on Wednesday 8th May 2019. At 13:20 (Central) he will be partaking in a Panel to discuss "Deep Neural Networks - how supervised do deep learning machines…

AI & Machine Learning News. 17, December 2018

Data Scientists and Quants entering the world of algorithmic trading are finding alpha in Alternative Data. China is in the lead for AI and Machine Learning. ML is being mentioned in Earnings Reports and Calls. Overfitting in the news. Is data science really sexy? What is artificial stupidity?
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Fintech Capital Markets on CloudQuant’s AI push adds RavenPack for alt-data

CloudQuant's CEO recently discussed the addition of RavenPack analytics to our trading strategy incubator with Fintech Capital Markets at the Battle of the Quants conference in London. Topics covered: * Alpha Signal Studies * Professional level technology for the crowd to compete with Wall Street * Bitemporal data access for historical data * Alternative Data
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CloudQuant Partners with RavenPack to Expand Use of Alternative Data

CloudQuant LLC today announced the addition of RavenPack analytics within their trading strategy incubator. Crowd researchers can now use RavenPack historical data to discover tradable alpha signals on CloudQuant’s online Python and JupyterLab-based tools.

Alternative Data News. 27, September 2018

News covering: Social Market Analytics Sentiment Data for Forex; The Mosaic Effect with Big Data and AltData; Success as a Data Scientist; Data Ops Workbench; Turkish Volatility Showed Value of Alt Data