Alternative Data (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 Alexandria Technologies.

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


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Quantitative Trading and Data Science in the News August 14 2017

Topics include: GeoLocation Alternative Data, robotic revolution, buy side, sell side, hot jobs, financial crime, ...
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Improving A Trading Strategy

TD Sequential is a technical indicator for stock trading developed by Thomas R. DeMark in the 1990s. It uses bar plot of stocks to generate trading signals. ... Several elements could be modified in this strategy. Whether to include the countdown stage, the choice of the number of bars in the setup stage and countdown stage, the parameters that help to decide when to exit and the size of the trade will affect strategy performance. In addition, we could use information other than price to decide whether the signal should be traded.
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2017 - The Year of Artificial Intelligence

World Economic Forum published that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing discussion point in corporations and governments. This is driven by: 1. Everything is now becoming a connected device. 2. Computing is becoming free. 3. Data is becoming the new oil. 4. Machine learning is becoming the new combustion engine.
Algo Trading powered by Alternative Data Sets

MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity July 2017 NY

Join us at the NY MarketsWiki Education to hear Morgan Slade’s thoughts on the The Algorithmic Trading Tesseract brings cloud computing, alternative data, machine learning, and crowd researchers together forming a revolutionary crowd in the financial industry.
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Social Sentiment in Trading Algorithms

Bloomberg recently wrote that “It’s no secret that hedge fund managers are always looking for new sources of data that will help them in their never-ending quest to beat the market.” (1) One of the most interesting new sources of data is social sentiment.
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Discretionary Managers Seek Alpha in Alternative Data

Alternative data providers see huge potential in providing their data to discretionary asset managers who are losing assets to quantitative and systematic funds.
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Funds Face ‘Alt’ Data Challenge

Although alternative data sets are helping funds with systematic investment strategies, those funds that employ discretionary strategies are finding it harder to separate the new trading signals from the noise.