Our mission at Intrinio is to power a generation of applications that will fundamentally change the way our broken financial system works. Intrinio data feeds form the basis of large enterprise business reporting applications, fintech web-apps, mobile apps and even blogs. It's rewarding to see our product come to life at the hands of today's most innovative developers. They are building powerful things.
We're lucky to be in a business where we grow together with our customers, and we're proud to show off their hard work. Each blog in this series will feature a developer or a startup that has leveraged our financial data feeds to build something incredible.
These are their stories.
Boy, Excel for Mac can be a real pain in the butt sometimes. In particular, refreshing data within a Mac Excel spreadsheet is near impossible.
This is an issue that many of our users run into. Thankfully, we've got two simple solutions for you, and this blog walks you through each one step by step.
If you want a quick, easy fix - use Method #1. It will, however, require you to follow the process each and every time you want to refresh your data.
If you have 5 minutes, scroll down to Method #2. This method will help you create a button, and it's as simple as that. To refresh your spreadsheet data, at any time - just click the button.
Remember, our team is always available via chat if you run into problems. We are here to help.
If you are looking to analyze financial data in R, the Intrinio API is a great solution. This article explains how to install a package that makes it easy to pull the data, shows some examples using the package, and provides the code for the package so you can see what is going on in the background.
Installing the Package
Intrinio provides corporate actions data for companies around the world with the help of our partner, Exchange Data International (EDI). A corporate action is any event that has a material impact on a company's shareholders and can include anything from a merger to a dividend. This article explains the corporate actions API, including important links to resources, what is included, how much this data feed costs, and how to access it via API.
If you are looking for real time stock prices, its important to get some clarity about what a stock price even is. This article explains why there can be multiple prices for the same stock at the same time, how those prices converge, and provides a guide for deciding which stock price is the right price for different use cases.
Why isn't there just one stock price?
Last week thousands of fintech developers scrambled to find a Yahoo Finance API replacement. Individual investors, startups, and even fortune 500 companies had taken advantage of this free service to obtain financial data like stock prices for their websites, intranets, and analytics applications.
Yahoo Probably Removed the Finance API for Financial Reasons
Yahoo hasn't disclosed why they canceled the API but we can be confident that money had everything to do with it. Yahoo is not a stock exchange nor is it a data provider. This means that Yahoo has to buy its stock data from at least one, if not several, data providers. When Yahoo contracted with these parties to obtain this data, their agreements included "redistribution rights".
Whether you are trying to avoid financial disaster or looking to think more successfully like a stock analyst, there is nothing more essential than the right financial data sources for managing money.
Even heralded investment guru Warren Buffett struggles. He talks about the importance of getting quality financial data sources.
Recently Buffett mentioned the issues Berkshire Hathaway has with "adjusted earnings." He encouraged companies to provide solid information.
Then again, the Oracle of Omaha places a lot of importance on collecting and digesting quality data. In fact, he devotes nearly 80% of his time reading.
Knowing where to find the best financial data sources is important. As is spending your time with the information.
Follow these guidelines and you'll be ahead of the market in no time:
Intrinio is pleased to announce the addition of QUODD to the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace. Intrinio users can now access more than a dozen real-time stock, index, commodities, forex, and options price feeds through QUODD's low latency exchange connections.
This article explains which data feeds are included and how they can be accessed by different types of users.
Are you making the best trading decisions possible?
If you're not using trading data feeds effectively, chances are good that you're missing out on valuable trading knowledge.
When you're looking to win the stock market game, you don't just need information - you need to know how to use it. We'll break down what you need to know about how to read the data effectively.