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 Financial Data 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. You can 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 sign up at www.intrinio.com/signup. This will give you access to your account page where you will see your subscriptions as well as tutorials for accessing Intrinio data through an Excel add-in or directly through an API.
The Account Page
Intrinio launched a fintech marketplace this week and this blog explains why Intrinio is making this change, how the user experience will be the same, and how it will be different.
Why a Financial Data Marketplace?
Intrinio’s mission is to help investors save money and make time so they can live more meaningful lives. Investors need innovative applications that make data entry and analysis easier so they can spend more time conducting research, generating insights, and questioning assumptions.
The challenge developers face in creating these applications is getting data- traditional data providers make financial data for app development expensive and hard to use.
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 Intrinio data.