Web scraped alternative data for finance

A glimpse at what's inside:

    • Goals of the project.

    • Procedures to ensure accuracy and trustworthiness.

    • Conclusions, observations and suggestions.

    • How the dataset was collected.

    • Results of the evaluation.

    • And much more.

  • Introduction

    Unlike a lot of other types of alternative data, data professionals in hedge funds can choose either to purchase web data from alternative data vendors in the form of off-the-shelf datasets or develop their own internal data extraction capabilities to extract the data themselves.

    In this whitepaper we're going to look at four of the main factors firms should take into account when evaluating which option to choose to get the financial web data you need to better inform your investment decision making.