Looking to the Skies for Alpha

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Satellite Imagery

We recently discussed how companies such as Quandl are leading this alternative data revolution. Now, quantitative hedge funds are only too willing to spend substantial amounts of time, money and effort obtaining such data, all to gain that crucial informational advantage and generate alpha. And one of the most useful sources of alternative data is satellite imagery. The number of satellites orbiting our planet is growing rapidly. Whether it’s for commercial use, or for government, military or civil purposes, we are seeing more objects being launched into space with every passing year. The Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space, as…...

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Dr Justin Chan Dr Chan founded DataDrivenInvestor.com (DDI) and is the CEO for JCube Capital Partners. Specialized in strategy development, alternative data analytics and behavioral finance, Dr Chan also has extensive experience in investment management and financial services industries. Prior to forming JCube and DDI, Dr Chan served in the capacity of strategy development in multiple hedge funds, fintech companies, and also served as a senior quantitative strategist at GMO. A published author at professional journals in finance, Dr. Chan holds a Ph.D. degree in finance from UCLA.