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Crude oil: Deriving alpha from satellite data

There are many factors that impact the price of crude oil, such as production, imports/exports, and geopolitical events. However, it is widely accepted that inventory levels are one of the most crucial drivers of the asset’s price in the market. In this Intelligence report, we discuss whether crude oil storage estimates, specifically those obtained through satellites, can generate alpha to institutional investors interested in gaining an edge on pricing.

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Job postings data: A leading indicator of share price performance and macro trends?

We highlight key findings from a research paper published by data science company that analyses an alternative provider of labour market data, covering the near-universe of online job vacancy postings. The paper analysed the potential of online job ads for: 1) predicting key US labor statistics, 2) forecasting stock returns and industry sales of the energy equipment and service sector, and 3) assessing the relationship between a firm’s online job postings growth and its operational and stock performance.

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Black Friday 2018 debrief: looking ahead to 4Q18 results

With Black Friday 2018 behind us, we look at some of the key insights that alternative data providers have derived from their e-receipt, advertising, and clickstream datasets. Based on these insights, we provide a round-up of some key takeaways, including the winners and losers of this year’s holiday period. Companies mentioned include, but are not limited to, Target, Amazon, Walmart, Costco, and Pandora.

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Using employee turnover data to forecast share price movements

Empirical evidence suggests that the financial performance of companies is inversely correlated with employee turnover. More interestingly, we look into this subject in more depth by assessing whether this relationship is exacerbated or dampened across particular industries or level of employee seniority. We also outline several alternative data providers we believe are best placed to provide such predictive turnover analytics.

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Inside the Portfolios of Healthcare Investors

We explore the use of fund ownership data and analysis, highlighting a research piece produced by a Neudata-listed alternative data provider. In this piece, portfolios of specialist healthcare investors are analysed and ownership trends are identified for specific healthcare subsectors. We also highlight a number of alternative data providers offering this type of data, as well as a selection of healthcare data providers.