Alexander Saint-Amand and Thomas A. Desmond describe how their firms use social networking techniques to meet the unique challenges of investment research and online trading. Saint-Amand explores how Gerson Lehrman Group qualifies & engages a global network of experts. Desmond details how TradeKing uses community features and user-generated content to change trading from a solitary experience to a social one.
In the current web-based data explosion, buyers and sellers of financial data are struggling to stay relevant and ahead of the competition. What data matters any more? What doesn't? How do you know? Where do you look? Keith Ackerman and Eric Christiansen answer these questions during this talk from the O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference.
Quantitative analysis of market data produced great returns in the past, but what should computing power of the future be used for? In this presentation from the O'Reilly Money:Tech conference, David Leinweber of UC Berkeley explains how the future edge in financial markets will come from extracting information from online textual sources like news and reports.
Jim Cramer, co-founder of TheStreet.com, talks about the democratization of financial data access and its impact of on the investment landscape. He discusses how the information advantages that once underpinned hedge fund activities have given way to a freer flow of data. Cramer dissects the fate of players that failed to grasp the significance of the changes caused by the web. He also shares why he regards tech stocks as poison.
Changes in the size, speed, and capabilities of databases underlie every major technology change in capital markets. Investors want to store more, do it faster, and be able to compare the present to any arbitrary period in the past--and do it all in real-time. While that has never been possible, entrepreneur and computer scientist Dr. Michael Stonebraker gives a talk about data, traditional database vendors, the next generation of database engines, and what it all means--on and off Wall Street.