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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Corporate Events Dates in the Intrinio Financial Data Marketplace

A new data feed in the Intrinio Financial Data Marketplace pairs Wall Street Horizon’s exceptionally accurate corporate events calendar with Intrinio’s extraordinarily intuitive access methods. Users can pull data points such as earnings dates, dividend dates, and conference call dates in formats such as Excel and API. This article explains what data is included in the Wall Street Horizon Corporate Events Data Feed, how to subscribe to that data, and how to access that data in Excel, CSV, or API formats.

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What is Intrinio’s Data Explorer?

Intrinio’s Data Explorer has a webpage for each of the companies, securities, and stocks that Intrinio covers. Each page includes basic information like financials, stock prices, and news. You can see Amazon’s page here to get a feel for what each page looks like. This article explains how to take advantage of the Data Explorer to search Intrinio’s coverage, get an overview of a stock, or pull the data you see on a page.

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What is an API and Why Should Your Business Care?

API stands for application programming interface and if that sounds like gibberish, you are already being left in the dust by the competition. APIs allow developers to build connections between their own applications and other applications, enabling data sources to interact. In the past, businesses that wanted their software systems to interact had to purchase expensive ERP software and implement cumbersome, time consuming solutions.

APIs make it easy and cheap for business tools to “talk” to each other, powering data driven decision making in real time. Businesses that use APIs will thrive, and those that don’t will be too slow to keep up.

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API Paging Limits: What they are and how to work with them

If you’re a developer using Intrinio’s API, you will have noticed that for many data types, the results are limited to a specific number per page. This article answers these questions about API paging limits:

  • What are API paging limits?
  • What are Intrinio’s paging limits?
  • How can you write code to get all of the pages?

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Executive Contacts API in the Intrinio Financial Data Marketplace

Intrinio is proud to announce that executive contacts and compensation data will now be available in the Financial Data 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.

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Developer Spotlight #8: Formula Stocks

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 large enterprise business reporting applications, fintech web apps, mobile apps, and even blogs. It’s rewarding to see our product 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.

 Formulastocks

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Intrinio’s API Explorer: Making it Easier to Get Financial Data

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 Financial Data 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, 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.

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Introducing CSV Downloads For Intrinio Financial Data

Intrinio’s mission is to make financial data affordable and accessible so investors can save money and make time to build something meaningful. We have been hard at work on the “affordable” part of our mission, adding new data feeds to the marketplace so our users can access more data types in our pay-for-use model.

Now, we are excited to announce some serious progress on the “accessible” part of our mission. It is now possible to query the Intrinio financial database via API and receive responses in CSV format. In other words, you can download Intrinio data in bulk to CSV and open it in Excel for further analysis.

This article explains why you might want this functionality and how you can use it.

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Data Marketplace: An Introduction to Intrinio

If you’re a fintech developer or financial analyst looking for affordable, accessible financial data, you’re in the right spot. Intrinio is 100% focused on changing the way financial data is sold. Instead of pushy sales people, expensive fees, and limited access, we have a data marketplace designed so you can save money and make time to build something meaningful.

We threw out the mold of traditional providers and in doing so, built a platform that can take some getting used to. If you are “used to” paying $2,000/mo for a single terminal or getting quoted $20,000/mo for real time stock prices, our platform is well worth learning. This article is designed to provide an orientation to make the learning process easier and includes links to helpful resources as well as explanations of some frequently asked questions.

What is this place?

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News API: Get the Latest News on Your Stocks

When you’re managing a portfolio of stocks, it’s important to stay up to date with company news. Has Apple, Inc. announced a new version of the iPhone? Is the management shifting at Exxon Mobil? Are new regulations affecting Tesla’s future performance? Easy access to these updates via a News API helps you keep a pulse not only on the company and its performance, but on the general media and public sentiment.

This article explains how to pull the latest news on the stocks you follow via the Intrinio News API.

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Quotes API: The Story of Stock Prices From Intrinio

Each day, Intrinio has new users looking for a stock quotes API. It’s intuitive that demand would be high for stock price data. Virtually every financial analyst and fintech developer needs this data or their strategies won’t work. The problem is that real time stock prices are expensive, and downright unaffordable if you need redistribution rights so you can show the prices to your own customers.

Good luck figuring out how much this data even costs from traditional providers. If you can get a quote, you’ll realize that API access with redistribution rights is so expensive it’s not even worth it. This article explains how real time stock prices are produced, how Intrinio’s stock quotes API works, and why it’s a more affordable solution.

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