Intrinio is proud to announce that executive contacts and compensation data will now be available in the Fintech Marketplace. This dataset from Greensight is broken into two data feeds, one for the United States and one for international executives. Both feeds include direct email and direct phone numbers for key leaders at major corporations as well as 4+ years of compensation data . This article explains what is included in these new feeds and the cost to subscribe, how to access the data in Excel, and how to use the Executive Contacts API.
Intrinio is excited to announce the release of API Explorer, a free tool that makes it easier to check out the data types available in Intrinio's Fintech Marketplace. The API Explorer lets users select the data they would like to see and the companies they would like to see it for, and then outputs that data as well as the Excel, Google Sheets, CSV, and API syntax that would be needed to access that data using other tools. This article explains what the API explorer is, how to use it, and why we created it.
Intrinio provides a real-time macro economic data API with Excel access for free. There are more than 200,000 data series available, including non-farm payrolls, interest rates, exchange rates and more. This article shows how to access that data, both the most recent data and historically, in Excel and API.
Stock exchanges have a monopoly on their own data. No matter how many resellers of stock prices pop up, a small number of exchanges control who accesses the data and how they can access it. At the same time, app developers and financial analysts must have stock prices or their analyses won't work. The default solution to this conflict of interest, between exchanges that want to maximize their profit and consumers who must have data, is for pricing data to be either expensive or difficult to use.
Intrinio's mission is to make financial data affordable and easy to access and we are working hard to find new solutions to get pricing data into the hands of those that need it to drive decisions. This blog explains the real time, end of day (EOD), and historical security prices Intrinio provides, how users can access them, how much they cost, and where we are heading next.
Intrinio sells financial data through APIs and I get questions about how exactly this works on a weekly basis. It's easy to see how it could be confusing- no one was selling financial data through APIs five years ago. This blog will tell you what an API and API call are, how API call limits work in Intrinio's data plans, and how API calls are counted.
Intrinio is on a mission to provide financial data in a way that is flexible and affordable so that fintech developers can build the next generation of game changing applications for investors. Our ecosystem includes the APIs developers need to build those applications as well as the applications themselves, allowing developers and investors to come together in the same marketplace.
What follows is a quick introduction to the resources and steps both types of users will need to take to get started with Intrinio.
What is the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace?
Cutting through the marketing jargon here is what Intrinio provides. We provide a bunch of different data feeds that allow users to access many different kinds of financial data. The marketplace lets users sign up for the data they need and the pricing plan that fits their needs.
Once a user has access to data, they can analyze the data in an application like Excel or they can build their own application like Vantage for other users to use. These applications, which rely on data from the marketplace, are also available for users in the marketplace.
The idea is to provide the data users need as well as lots of new applications to make that data even easier to analyze. You can browse the apps and browse the data feeds Intrinio provides and see the prices, terms, and limits for those products in the Marketplace.
Signing up for Intrinio is free and easy- all we require is an email and a password, no credit card, no spam. You can signup at www.intrinio.com/login. This will give you access to your account page where you will see your subscriptions as well as three tutorials for accessing Intrinio data through an Excel add-in, a Google Sheets add-on, or directly through an API.
The Account Page
Intrinio's stock API was designed by financial professionals for developers, a rare situation in the world of FinTech. This makes the API easy to integrate and scale for a developer while the data structures are intuitive for financial analysts.
Even with this solid foundation, getting started with the API can be challenging- developers need to understand how to work with a RESTful API AND understand financial data. This article explains a few of the resources Intrinio has made available to help you get started. It contains 4 major sections:
- A summary of the tools you'll need to get started using the API
- An explanation of how to make your first API call
- A list of sample API calls to show you what is possible
- A list of SDKs that include sample code in many languages
Intrinio likes to give its users the flexibility to calculate their own metrics and ratios- if you can see what is under the hood, it makes it easier to understand what the data is telling you. We do, however, calculate more than 100 of these data points for you, which saves time and computing power on your end.
Most investors don't care, or need to know the subtleties that go into calculating some of the more complex ratios, but for more advanced users the differences in methodologies can make a big difference. This post outlines a few of the data points that users have asked about. Feel free to post any you are interested in in the comments and we will add them as well.
Most users are familiar with the dividend yield of a stock and many investors like to keep an eye on this important metric. Usually when an investor sees a yield, they are looking at the trailing dividend yield, which is usually the way an Intrinio user will want to see the data.
Intrinio uses the tag trailing_dividend_yield for this datapoint, however there are many more ways to think about and calculate a firm's dividend. There are many types of dividend tags and many ways to get data about dividends and some companies report dividends in different ways as well.
This diversity of dividend options makes it important to explore the different ways you can access dividends. The following lists show the numerous ways dividends can be pulled from Intrino data.
"dividend" - The amount of the latest dividend
Intrinio gets requests from users for many types of financial data- since Intrinio's prices and terms are some of the most user friendly in the industry, investors and developers want to see us expand coverage so they can stop using more expensive alternatives. What follows is a list of our most frequently requested data types, what we cover in that area, and our plans to expand:
Intrinio currently provides fundamentals and pricing data for securities that file with the SEC, meaning that our coverage is limited for entities outside of the United States. One exception to this are a small group of indices for which we have end of day and historical price data: