Breaking Down the Danger of Leveraged ETFs

*You can find the code for the following blog post here, including example code on how to use Intrinio’s SDK in Python and how to apply transformations to feed data in Pandas.

In the last two decades, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become the single most important investment vehicle. They have completely changed the trading landscape by offering a low-cost, low-effort solution for retail investors to diversify their portfolios, while providing immense arbitrage opportunities for experienced traders, market makers, and Authorised Participants (APs).



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Customer Success Spotlight: Business Valuation Resources

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of everything from large enterprise business reporting applications to startup fintech apps. It’s rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today’s most innovative developers building powerful things.

We’re lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we’re proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will highlight a customer that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

Meet Business Valuation Resources, LLC, the leading information provider to the business appraisal market. We spoke to Adam Manson, the Director of Valuation Data at BVR, about the company’s growth, what sets them apart, and why they chose to partner with Intrinio.



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Dissecting A Decade of Share Buybacks in the Airline Industry

Due to the current bailout of the airline industry, the biggest carriers have faced criticism for their enormous share buybacks over the last few years. Even though share buybacks are an essential part of capital markets, this post won’t be a discussion about whether buybacks are right or wrong.

Instead, this post uses the fantastic data Intrinio provides to look at how big those buybacks actually were. Furthermore, you will see why those buybacks were needed to offset dilution during the great financial crisis. If you are interested in more data-driven research, check out my personal blog at findstox.com.



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Customer Success Spotlight: Transparent Traders

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of everything from large enterprise business reporting applications to startup fintech apps. It’s rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today’s most innovative developers building powerful things.

We’re lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we’re proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will highlight a customer that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

Meet Transparent Traders. Their Blackbox is the “first-ever to be created that specifically alerts for swing trades,” according to founder James Mason. It also alerts for Bullish and Bearish day trades. The Blackbox leverages sophisticated algorithms and predictive AI to locate accurate day or swing trades. We spoke to Mason about the story behind Transparent Traders and the challenges and successes of supporting individual traders.



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Customer Success Spotlight: FinScience

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of everything from large enterprise business reporting applications to startup fintech apps. It’s rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today’s most innovative developers building powerful things.

We’re lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we’re proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will highlight a customer that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

Meet FinScience – a data-driven investment platform that collects, weights, and analyzes signals from the digital ecosystem to help investors better assess risk and opportunities. We talked to Angelo Ovidi, Principal at FinScience, about the inspiration behind the company, FinScience’s biggest challenges, and partnering with Intrinio.



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Customer Success Spotlight: Ziggma Portfolio Manager

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of everything from large enterprise business reporting applications to startup fintech apps. It’s rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today’s most innovative developers building powerful things.

We’re lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we’re proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will highlight a customer that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

Meet Ziggma Portfolio Manager – a web-based investment portfolio management solution that strives to make investing easy for both experts and beginners. We talked to Ulrich Ebensperger, CEO and co-founder of Ziggma, about the company’s innovative approach to personal investing.



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Quant Quickstart III: Mean Reversion Strategy

New to the Quant Quickstart series? Read part one and part two.

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! You’ve successfully imported the Dow 30 from Intrinio and graphed the relative strength index for multiple stocks.

In this post, we’re going to create a simple mean reversion strategy that you’ll be able to build on to develop your own profitable trading strategies. We’ll continue using the Intrinio sandbox so everyone can follow along for free. We’ll change our momentum and mean reversion periods to account for this.



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Customer Success Spotlight: Alquant

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of everything from large enterprise business reporting applications to startup fintech apps. It’s rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today’s most innovative developers building powerful things.

We’re lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we’re proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will highlight a customer that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.



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Accelerate Learning & Research with Intrinio Academic

We’re living in unprecedented times, and everyone is adjusting to a new, heavily virtual way of working – from startups to enterprises to academic institutions.

This shift has been happening for several years, but learning and research institutions are especially under pressure now, as they are forced to move classes and other educational opportunities fully online.

It is because of these new circumstances that we’re excited to introduce Intrinio Academic – our new data solution for learning and research institutions. Intrinio Academic is not only a web-based platform that makes it easy for students, faculty, researchers, and administrators to access data remotely, it’s also a suite of tools that helps finance students learn computer science skills and prepare for some of the most in-demand jobs on the market.

(Watch our Intrinio Academic webinar here to see a demo and hear from Intrinio’s Director of Research & Development, Ken Miller.)



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Customer Success Spotlight: Spartan Capital Intelligence

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of everything from large enterprise business reporting applications to startup fintech apps. It’s rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today’s most innovative developers building powerful things.

We’re lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we’re proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will highlight a customer that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.



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How to Work from Home Without Losing Your Mind

We all know the jokes about working from home…or should we say “working” from home. But things are changing – even companies that have been firmly against remote work in the past are asking employees to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic out of necessity.

For those of you who are new to working from home, or just looking for a way to stay sane while practicing social distancing, allow us to offer a few tips. Our transition to a fully remote workforce was actually pretty simple – we’ve had work from home procedures in place since Intrinio’s inception. We also leveraged the valuable lessons learned while connecting employees across our offices in Colorado Springs, CO and St. Pete, FL – many of whom have never met in person.



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Track the Market Impact of Coronavirus with These Feeds

First things first: the team at Intrinio hopes that everyone is staying safe during this time, and we are thinking of our users and their families. 

COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, is impacting the financial ecosystem in dramatic ways. Its effects on the stock market, local businesses, and large corporations will likely be felt for some time. While it’s impossible to predict where the global economy will be when the dust settles, Intrinio provides several data feeds that help you track the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and prepare your business for its implications further down the line. 



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Stay Informed with Our Intraday Stock Price API

Real-time stock prices are too expensive, but end of day isn’t granular enough. Sound familiar? Enter intraday stock prices.

Intraday prices are updated at regular intervals, such as every 15 minutes, to provide reasonably up-to-date stock price data without the steep fees associated with real-time stock prices.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the intraday stock prices feeds we offer, access methods, and real-life use cases.



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Don’t Miss a Beat with Our Real-Time Stock Price API

What do you need? Stock prices.

When do you need them? Right now.

How much are they going to cost? Well…that’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it?

It’s no surprise that real-time stock prices can cost your firstborn child, but Intrinio is breaking down the old system one feed at a time. We’ll settle for your second child (just kidding).

Read on to learn more about our real-time stock market data API, including what types of real-time stock prices we offer, how to access them, and why Intrinio is a better data partner for stock price data.



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Digging Beneath the Surface: The Power of Advanced Analytics

Experienced analysts know that to find untapped insights, you need to look below the surface. That’s why we put together a collection of unique and advanced analytics datasets – curated and maintained by a team of data professionals and scientists – to help developers, quants, and financial analysts evaluate US equities in depth. 

In this blog, I’m going to explain what you get with each feed in the US Advanced Analytics bundle, how pricing works, and how companies can get the most out of US Advanced Analytics. 



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Here’s What You Should Know About Data Scraping

Data scraping has become an integral part of doing business on the internet. However, data scraping can live in a legal and ethical gray area. If you’re thinking about scraping financial data for personal or business use, here’s what you need to know about what’s accepted, what’s discouraged, and what’s illegal. 



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A Quant Quickstart with Intrinio & Backtrader

The goal of this article is to enable traders to start backtesting their strategies as quickly as possible. We’ll dive deep into how to download data using the Intrinio API and then demonstrate an easy-to-follow backtest where we’ll trade Apple using a crossover strategy with Backtrader.

Hello, my name is Leo Smigel, and I use data science to determine what works in investing and trading. You can read more about me and my journey at Analyzing Alpha. My goal is to be the resource I wish I had when learning how to make money in the markets. 

I remember the daunting feeling of venturing into the world of algorithmic trading and backtesting. So don’t worry, I’m going to provide step-by-step guidance so you can follow along. 

With introductions out of the way, let’s dig into the what and then the how.



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How Do You Help Students Build In-Demand Skills? With Real-World Data

Students no longer have the luxury of “figuring it out” on the job – they’re expected to hit the ground running with in-demand technical skills and real-world experience.  

What does that mean for colleges and universities? Increased pressure to prepare students with live tools instead of stale textbooks and case studies. Accessing real financial data has historically been expensive and limiting (as anyone who’s ever used a Bloomberg terminal can attest), shortchanging students who want to get a head start on a successful career. 

We’re launching Intrinio Academic to accelerate education for the next generation of financial and business professionals. Read on to see how we’re doing it… 



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What Can You Do with Intrinio’s Custom Development Services? Part 2

What would you build if you had all the right technical resources at your disposal? 

Last week, we announced our new custom development services exclusively for Intrinio users. Our custom development solutions help customers who want to use our best-in-class financial data, but don’t have the time or experience to build the right platform. 

This three-part series is designed to show you what’s possible by diving into potential use cases – inspired by real projects we’re working on right now. (Read Part 1 here and Part 3 here.)   



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What Can You Do with Intrinio’s Custom Development Services? Part 1

Earlier this week, we announced our new custom development services for Intrinio users who need a platform to harness the power of our financial data. To give you a better understanding of what we can do, we’re launching a three-part series to dive into potential use cases – inspired by real projects we’re working on right now. (Don’t forget to check out parts two and three.)

Without further ado… 



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Saying Goodbye to 2019

Another year is almost on the books. We made some big changes, learned some big lessons, and lined ourselves up for a massive 2020. And we couldn’t have done it all without you! Here’s a roundup of what we accomplished in 2019, and what we’re super excited for in 2020. 



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Developer Spotlight #15: MarketBeat

Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio’s financial data feeds form the basis of large enterprise business reporting applications, fintech web apps, mobile apps, and even blogs. It’s rewarding to see our stock API come to life at the hands of today’s most innovative developers. They are building powerful things.

We’re lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we’re proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will feature a developer or a startup that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.

These are their stories.

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Two Sigma Kaggle Financial Modeling Competition Powered by Intrinio

Our mission at Intrinio is to make financial data affordable and accessible so that developers can build something amazing. Thankfully for developers and data scientists, we’re not the only ones that share this mission.

Two Sigma and Kaggle also believe in the power of accessible data. So, when the opportunity came along to provide financial data for a Two Sigma and Kaggle global data science competition, it was clear that we should participate.

Over the coming months, quality data and powerful tools will collide with a brilliant community, creating the perfect storm for innovation. This unique competition unleashes the power of the crowds to build intelligent predictions via innovative algorithms, encouraging collaboration among some of the brightest minds in data science.

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Refreshing Data in Excel for Mac

Boy, Excel for Mac can be a real pain in the butt sometimes. In particular, refreshing data within a Mac Excel spreadsheet is near impossible.

This is an issue that many of our users run into. Thankfully, we’ve got two simple solutions for you, and this blog walks you through each one step by step.

If you want a quick, easy fix – use Method #1. It will, however, require you to follow the process each and every time you want to refresh your data.

If you have 5 minutes, scroll down to Method #2. This method will help you create a button, and it’s as simple as that. To refresh your spreadsheet data at any time, just click the button.

Remember, our team is always available via chat if you run into problems. We are here to help.

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Financial Data in R: A Package To Access Financial Data in R

If you are looking to analyze financial data in R, the Intrinio API is a great solution. This article explains how to install a package that makes it easy to pull the data, shows some examples using the package, and provides the code for the package so you can see what is going on in the background.

Installing the Package

Intrinio will be releasing official SDKs in numerous languages in 2018, so we didn’t take the time to submit this package to CRAN. That means you’ll have to install it from GitHub. First, make sure you have dev tools installed and required, then load the package itself and require it:



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The Essential Beginners Guide To Smart Investment

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Becoming an investor is a great way to financial freedom. But only if you’re making the right investments. There’s great potential in this field, especially with all of the markets you can get into.

As an investor, you have to have a good eye and an ear close to the ground. This goes for whether you’re investing in the stock markets, real estate, or businesses.

The beauty of investing is you can potentially hit it big. But there’s always the risk of a major flop. And this scares a lot of newbies.

How do you know when you’re making a smart investment?

Well, in this guide, we will cover the essential tips every beginner investor should know. Let’s dive in.

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Real Time Stock Prices From Quodd

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Intrinio is pleased to announce the addition of QUODD to the Intrinio Financial Data Marketplace. Intrinio users can now access more than a dozen real-time stock, index, commodities, forex, and options price feeds through QUODD’s low latency exchange connections.

This article explains which data feeds are included and how they can be accessed by different types of users.

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How to Think Like a Stock Market Analyst

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If you want to succeed in the stock market, you’ve got to learn how to think like a stock market analyst.

With the right analytical skills and perspectives, you’ll be able to make smart stock market decisions and see the returns you’d hoped for – and more. You don’t even need a lot of base knowledge to get started. Just having the mindset of a stock market analyst can make a huge difference.

Learn how an analyst reads and reacts to the data so you can put it into practice yourself. Read on to find out what you need to know.

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Avoiding Disaster: Knowing Which Stocks to Watch

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You can’t predict a global stock market crisis, but you can prevent one of the personal stock market disasters that cost people millions of dollars every day. You do this by knowing which stocks to watch, and watching them the right way.

Of course, you need to know how to pick a winner. But you also need to know how to give your stock a chance to win, and/or walk away from it if it disappoints or underperforms.

Here’s how to know what moves to make and what stocks to watch.

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Customer Spotlight: FinanceBoards Real Time Prices Widget

One of the best parts about working at Intrinio is that we get to see our data come alive in the apps, software and innovations that our users build. Today, we’re proud to feature one of our earliest customers, FinanceBoards.

The team at FinanceBoards built a bridge to integrate any API into custom widgets on a dashboard. This innovation enables anyone (even first time investors) to access powerful financial data in one place on their own, customizable dashboard. Imagine how convenient this is when you’re analyzing investments!

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