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A structured collection of data, with meta-data describing is content and meaning. Also for database management systems (DBMS) which are software products for managing and manipulating that data.

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Backtesting vs live trading data handling and abstraction

I'm an individual trying to build a trading system which will ideally be eventually scalable to 1-15 second resolution intraday trading strategies. I'm having some trouble understanding the difference ...
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Time series data for probability of default (or credit ratings)

I'm currently investigating potential correlations among ESG ratings and credit ratings; more in particular, i'm trying to understand whether such correlation evolved during the last 20 (?) years, and ...
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database for economic & finance timeseries

I am looking for a technical solution to store economic and financial timeseries (nothing intraday for now, just daily/weekly/yearly) Most timeseries database I find do not seem to take into account ...
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Why do researchers exclude firms with total asset less than £1 million?

Chaney, Jeter, and Shivakumar (2004, page 58) exclude firms with less than 1 million pound in total assets Further, we exclude firms with less than £1 million in total assets I am wondering why they ...
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Are there any best practices for designing high frequency trading systems?

I spent some time trying to design some parts of the system, going over the information I found. At the top-level, the system looks like this A "real-time" module that receives market data, ...
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Which Times Series Database framework for Python is best for portfolio optimization project?

I am starting to build a portfolio optimization algorithm in Python and want to structure a database to manipulate financial data. Although I have Python experience, I have never used SQL or such ...
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From SEC Comprehensive Data Set to Clean Balance Sheets/Income Statements

I am looking for advice on how to smartly get from unstructured financial data to a clean summary of balance sheets. I think of this not as a coding problem but of a question how to approach the task -...
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What's the most efficient way to store options and time series data for backtesting?

I would like to know what database would you guys use for storing around 500GB-1TB of options and time series tick data. The idea is to use it for backtesting so it would have to be as efficient as ...
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Where to find a list of all the operable exploration / mining companies conducting operations in Canada [closed]

Looking to create a database firstly of all the exploration / mining companies conducting research in Canada. TSX and TSX-V have very nice spreadsheets with several filtering operations, which is very ...
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How to structure a stock market data database

I would like to download stock market data from the internet (for example by scraping…) and organize them in a database (I am using python and SQL) which updates daily or on request. (The idea is to ...
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should I persist the daily/weekly bar data

Suppose a small quant group (4 guys) and the tick data is in hand, shall they persist the historical daily/weekly or even smaller scale like hourly/minutes bars data, or just do the on-demand ...
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Historical Credit Ratings for companies

I am looking forward to get my master thesis done. I have acces to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Unfortunately, they do not provide a good database with historical credit ratings - at least it is not ...
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Any database with all of companies previous CEO's?

I'm doing some research on CEO's and company chairmen and I'm looking for a database that contains this data for all the public US companies. The data needs dates associated with the names as well. I'...
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TS Database performance issue

I've just found out about this forum while searching for answers for an InfluxDB performance "issue". I'm using it to store financial tick data (7 fields per row), query it and process it into candles....
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Orderbook db structure

I am currently saving a sub 1 sec snapshot of an orderbook to my SQL db. However I have quite the trouble on figuring out the architecture of this DB What I'm currently doing is saving a table with ...
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suggestions for improving monitoring of trading bots?

I'm simply looking for tips and ideas to make my system a little more professional. The structure: The botting script is hosted on a VPS. There's a database hosted on yet another VPS. There's a ...
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Analyst Calls Conference Transcript Database/API

Do you know any conference call transcript database/api ? I already found one from Morningstar. Thank you.
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how to treat NA values in Compustat and CRSP

In some years, some accounting values of some companies are missing in Compustat and CRSP. How do I treat those missing values ? Should I replace those with zeros or just simply delete years in which ...
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How to handle database updates for splits/dividends?

I'm finding it an difficult task to maintain a database of stock prices. My main problem is how to efficiently handle splits and dividends. Is it better to handle this in a database with adjusted ...
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Any databases with CEO letters and shareholder letters?

I am researching disclosures on CEO letters and Shareholder letters present in annual reports of listed companies in the London Stock Exchange. Can someone recommend a database where the annual ...
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What's the most acceptable name for the "put or call" attribute of an option contract?

Very mundane question. My team is setting up a security master db that includes listed option contracts. I'd like to store the "put or call" attribute in a well-named field, one that won't be ...
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Where to find historical fundamental data of S&P constituents in Thomson Reuters database?

I need data such as Net Income, ROA, ROE, etc. for companies in S&P 500 Index. I would like to see the values also for other years, e.g., since 2010. However, when I log-in to Thomson Reuters ...
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How to cite quandl data

I downloaded some stock quotes from Quandl databases 'Wiki EOD Stock Prices' and ' YFinance'. Now I want to report the result of calculations on this data in the publication. What is the correct way ...
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Close or Adjusted Prices when Backtesting

I've been doing this for some years now, but recently, since I started fiddling around with an old pairs trading strat of mine again, when updating the databases before running the tests, I was ...
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Which data to use with the Fama French 5 factors model & q factor model

I'm working on my thesis in asset pricing, particularly on 'Fama French 5 factors model & q factor model'. May I know why I have to work with the FBRIT and DEADUK securities list for the UK market ...
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What are some standard software stacks for financial data collection, storage and visualization?

I'm looking for the fastest way to get up-and-running collecting time-series data (mainly through scraping and through 3rd party APIs), storing it and visualizing it on a dashboard with graphs. I'd ...
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Building Financial Data Time Series Database from scratch

My company is starting a new initiative aimed at building a financial database from scratch. We would be using it in these ways: Time series analysis of: a company's financial data (ex: IBM's total ...
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Where to source security ID data (ISIN, CUSIP)?

I am lookign for a list of ISINs or CUSIP for all equity securities traded on the NASDAQ and NYSE. while not quantitative, this question is directly related to the data collection process of many ...
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Where can I find CMS swap trading prices?

I am writing a paper about CMS swap. To do so, I'd like to compare different theoretical pricing methods of these instruments to the "real prices" i.e. prices used in the marketplace. But I don't ...
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Which Database (MySql or NoSQL) for a Stock market App

I'm re-creating an app for Stockmarket Screening & Realtime charting Display. The database wireframe which i propose to design is as follows: 1. Company master - Where all the information of ...
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Where to find Investment home bias data & Historical country weight in World MSCI

I need the following data and struggles to find it, maybe some of you can help me. Note: I'm a student and in our university ain't Bloomberg nor Reuters. Investment home bias, e.g in 2012 US ...
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Creating Options Database

I am trying to create a database which will hold information for various stock options and will need to be updated daily. The idea is to use this database to keep track of changes in the open interest ...
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Which database to choose for storing and aggregating finance data?

I'm planing to store stock market data in realtime and aggregate ticks for draw volume based cluster graph. Something like this: Every tick (or second) data will be grouped by period (1,5,10 minutes; ...
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Free high resolution financial data

As thebonnotgang(1) stopped updating their database, I was wondering if there are some other free sources of high-frequency data available. I found a proper tick data api (ca. 25 day history) hosted ...
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What time series database can be used with Python and Pandas?

I'm looking for a time series database that can be easily used with Python and Pandas objects such as DataFrame, Panel... But these objects will always contains time series. Ideally I'm looking for ...
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Performance of Open Source Time Series Database for Financial Market Data

We would like to store financial tick data in a database (potentially billions of rows) and then create aggregated (open-high-low-close) bar data from it (e.g. 1min or 5min bars). It was mentioned ...
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Kenneth R. French data base on momentum and size: construction and how to use it concretely with momentum only

So, you can find all the data bases on this site. More explicitly, I would like to take the "Developed Market Factors and Returns" part. Even more explicitly, let us take the "25 Portfolios Formed on ...
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SEC 13F Security List has incorrect CUSIP numbers?

I'm building database of 13F sec.gov forms with 13F security lists (http://www.sec.gov/divisions/investment/13flists.htm). Along with integrity checks. I implemented CUSIP digit check algorithm to ...
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Where can I find US public company bankruptcy data

I am doing a thesis about firm survival in time of crisis (2008-2009) and I would like to know where can I find publicly available database about company bankruptcy. Since I have thousands of ...
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Create 10-K Filing Database

I am finance grad student, and working to create a financial statement database. My objective is to download an income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows for every publicly traded ...
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float64 to store price data: is precision sufficient?

I am looking to store equity price data in a hdf5 table. The use will be purely as a historical archive, not as day-to-day data source. Options One option would be to store base10 significand and ...
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Databases for storing and querying high frequency tick-level data?

My firm is looking for an out-of-the-box database system to store and query high-frequency tick data. What are the best options? It seems that kdb+ is the market leader in this field.
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Places to make quant code/tools publicly avaliable

Over the years I have developed several tools - including pricing, optimization and calibration tools - most in VBA, C# and C++ I would like to make them publicly avaliable. Aside from putting up my ...
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S&P's Sovereign Ratings: Clarification on Definitions and Symbols

Similar to an earlier question, I am now looking at S&P's sovereign ratings. Here, as in the case of Moody's, a few things are unclear to me in terms of the definitions used by Standard & Poor'...
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Moody's Sovereign Ratings: Clarification on Definitions and Symbols

I'm working with sovereign ratings at present. With regard to Moody's there are a few things unclear to me in their definitions. Both questions refer to the sovereign rating history in Bloomberg CSDR (...
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Free database for storing intraday tick data and querying bar (candle) data on budget hardware

I'm using a cloud machine with 512 RAM to store tick data in mysql, but I'm having trouble querying candle data. My current solution is to select all data within a time interval and do the tick -> ...
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Measuring historical earnings surprises, their frequency and severity

This is my first post to Quantitative Finance, so I hope my question is formatted the right way. I am starting to research the effects of earnings surprises on certain equity indices. Is there a ...
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Components of an index in a specific date

Objective: Get a list of all the companies that were ever part of an index (e.g.: FTSE100) in a given period of time (scale: years/decades). Method I have in mind: 1) Create an empty list k. 2) Get ...
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Where to get access to an inexpensive or free hedge fund/CTA DB?

Basically, the question is in the title. For some similar data: EDHEC provides some data and one can also get the Mutual Funds data from the Yahoo Finance:is there anything else out there? Thanks,
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fetch from yahoo! finance database - varying number of ticks

To test a model with real-life data, I used the fetch-function in matlab to connect to the database of yahoo! finance. My code to try and get 7 different assets' returns is the following: ...
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