Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 71: Social Data, Analytics and Trading

Stephen Morse gives a presentation on how traders are using information created via Twitter to derive trading insights.

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Earlier this week, Waters’ sibling publication, Inside Data Management, hosted its annual North American Financial Information Summit (NAFIS). During the event, Stephen Morse, former head of global financial data partnerships at Twitter, spoke to the audience about how traders are mining data created through social media—and, specifically, through Twitter—to find a trading edge. After Anthony gives some information on how to vote in this year’s Waters Rankings, Stephen’s presentation will be played in full. See below for timestamps:


(0:00-2:30) Info on the Waters Rankings

(2:35) The start of Stephen’s presentation

(4:00) A look at the trends driving alternative data adoption and the types of data that’s increasingly being used

(6:40) A look specifically at social media data

(7:15) Then a look at Trump’s tweets moving markets

(8:30) Information that matters specifically for capital markets usage

(10:45) Some examples of crowd-sourced estimates data

(12:10) Some usage examples of sentiment analysis and volatility analysis

(16:35) Examples of consumer conversation for product/brand movements

(19:25) Examples of breaking news and event detection using Twitter

(25:35) Quick Q&A

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Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or Dan via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian; Anthony.Malakian@incisivemedia.com


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 61: Automating Processes

Episode 62: Shadow IT, CFTC's Giancarlo at FIA Boca

Episode 63: Acquisition Analysis, Rise of Data Spend

Episode 64: Open Source, Cyber, AI - A NATAS Recap

Episode 65: Public Cloud Providers Battle for Dominance, The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Episode 66: Technologists & Film Portrayals

Episode 67: A Farewell to Dan

Episode 68: An Inside Look at IBM Watson

Episode 69: AQR's CTO, Neal Pawar, on Engineers & Open Source

Episode 70: A Look at Liquidnet's Acquisition of OTAS

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