Guide to Using Free Alternative Datasets to find Trading Ideas

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Alternative Datasets Traditional metrics used when making investing decisions while broad, tend to come from the same set of data points: Financial metrics, Business Operations, Competitor Performance, etc. Alternative data extends the definition of data we can use to make these decisions. They allow us to generate insights and make investment decisions from new and strange datasets, providing us with a unique edge to help develop a contrarian view. The tricky part of working with alternative data is it can be difficult to define a process to go from idea to investment thesis and decision. We will work in the…...

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Hassan El-Essawi Freelance Journalist at Data Driven Investor. As a freelance journalist, I cover topics related to Blockchain technologies and AI as pertaining to finance, to help my readers understand these new technologies and become better investors.