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Shareholder Season: What the Uptick in Meetings Means for Your Trading Strategies

Posted by Kat Ryan on May 1, 2019 11:19:17 AM

As we head into prime season for shareholder meetings, investors are taking notice that the number of meetings conducted by publicly traded companies is on the rise. Corporate events like shareholder meetings and changes to those events can cause volatility, which makes accurate and timely knowledge of events extremely important for investors. By keeping track of movement around shareholder meetings alongside other events such as earnings releases, traders can adjust their trading strategies as needed.

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How Fund Managers Can Best Use Alt Data

Posted by Kat Ryan on Apr 9, 2019 10:46:01 AM

Alternative data can take on different meanings to investors so let’s start with a general definition: “alt” data refers to non-traditional or unique information not previously known or available to financial markets. 

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Why Investors and Traders Need to Track PDUFA Dates

Posted by Kat Ryan on Jan 9, 2018 12:02:16 PM

With the strong comeback of the biotech sector in 2017, now is as good a time as any to consider the corporate event data that can affect volatility. Although event data can range from FDA drug approval dates and FDA Advisory Committee meetings to investor conferences and analyst days, in this post, I’d like to focus on FDA drug approval dates.

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2017 Corporate Event Research Survey Results

Posted by Kat Ryan on Sep 11, 2017 4:50:56 PM

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Conducted in August 2017, the survey polled over 100 institutional market participants, nearly two-thirds of whom were quantitative or discretionary fund managers.  Download the full report of the results which reinforce that corporate events and tracking their movement is critical to trading.  Below are some key findings:

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Corporate Events Data -- Time for a Closer Look

Posted by Kat Ryan on Sep 12, 2016 2:46:01 PM

Publicly traded companies are scrutinized more than ever today. Information about them is dissected and fed into investors’ models and trading strategies the instant it becomes available. When signals are detected, they trigger actions, often in microseconds. So having better information sooner is the name of the game.

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Corporate Event Survey Results

Posted by Kat Ryan on May 17, 2016 5:05:12 PM

Wall Street Horizon polled the investment community with a range of questions on corporate events.  The results of the 2016 Corporate Event Research Survey reinforce that corporate events are critical to trading.

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For over a decade, Wall Street Horizon has focused exclusively on one thing – extremely accurate corporate events data – because we know that corporate events impact volatility.  For example, the results from recent independent academic studies have shown that
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