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A Market for Alternative Data In Capital Markets, investment strategies are normally driven by traditional data that comes from a number of data sources; stock prices, bids/asks for, commodities, performance, events and so on. Outside of this traditional data realm is alternative data, which can be considered the ‘thinking outside of the box’ data. For …

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Data is the New GOLD “Data is the new gold,” has become a prominent adage in the capital markets world and across most innovative industries. The truth of the matter is that with higher quality data, more diverse data sources, and a better understanding of data generated, the more a firm is positioned to grow. …

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How has COVID-19 changed the way brokers buy stocks? In this post, we’ve ranked each Canadian broker that has bought over $10,000,000 CAD in shares for select days before the COVID-19 pandemic and during to compare how each broker may have changed their trading behavior.  COVID-19 has affected worldwide trading patterns in unexpected ways. On …

Canadian Broker Rankings: Before and During COVID-19 Read More »

“Data is the new oil” has been the widespread maxim in Capital Markets for the past decade and we’re here to demonstrate why that’s the case. At TickSmith, we’ve recently introduced a Market Insights portal where users can access a suite of analytics including exchange performance metrics. Here’s a quick explanation of how Nasdaq uses …

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A group of TickSmithers were at the 2019 Canada FinTech Forum, where we kept in touch with old friends, met new ones and participated in brain dates and speaking activities. Hosted by Finance Montréal, this was the 7th edition of the national forum. TickSmith partnered with AWS and Slalom to bring the DeepRacer to Montréal, …

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Earlier this month, TickSmith traveled to Vancouver to participate in the World Financial Information Conference (WFIC) in Vancouver BC.  We joined exchanges, data vendors, data consumers, and technology providers to discuss various issues, changes, and standards & best practices for data within the Financial Services space. TickSmith Presentations On Tuesday morning, our Partners at AWS …

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When it comes to the Big Data industry, technological updates are part of the package. At TickSmith, we pride ourselves in using the latest technologies to improve our client experience, while fully optimizing our GOLD Platform Modules. Recently, we upgraded our Analytics Solution to move from batch ingestion of data to reading streaming data in …

Future Proofing our Technology – The Journey from MapReduce to Kafka Read More »

At TickSmith, our employees are encouraged to participate in activities happening in our bustling city. Especially since the summers are so short, it’s nice to get out of the office once in a while to check out local innovation in data and technology. Montreal is rapidly becoming well-known for being a big player in both …

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