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StockSolid debuts sentiment-based algorithmic strategies

A new social media-based trading company that plans to launch later this month uses a proprietary scoring system to trade based on Tweets, news feeds and search activity on popular search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

BBVA's European fintech startup finalists display wide variety of new approaches

A global supplier of artificial intelligence for the finance industry and a platform serving the unbanked and underbanked in Turkey are among the European finalists in Spanish bank BBVA's startup...

Barclays quant trading team's departure is part of growing exodus of quant traders from big firms

As many as 60 quantitative trading employees are reportedly leaving Barclays Plc to start a quantitative investment firm. Some see the exodus as part of a trend, as cost-cutting and regulations that curb proprietary trading prompt more quant traders to depart investment banks.

Google, other techs will disrupt banking without ever becoming a bank, Forrester says

Google will likely never become a bank for a variety of reasons, according to a new Forrester Research report. Among the reasons: bank regulatory compliance is costly; the company might not want to...

Google searches can predict stock market drops

When people are worried, apparently they seek answers on Google. Those searches in turn may be leading indicators for downturns in the stock market, according to a recent study by the U.K.'s...

Firms increasingly tap big data analytics for a macro view over potential insider trading or fraud

For years now, the purchase of large quantities of stock right before an event that makes the stock price rise--or the reverse, the sale or shorting of a stock right before a plunge--has triggered alarms among regulators and firms alike. While situations like those focus on a specific event, in the current regulatory environment, firms are increasingly casting a wider net.

RBS strategists warn of low bond market liquidity

RBS strategists are warning investors that the low liquidity in the bond market may pose a systemic risk if a change in monetary policy were to prompt selling of bonds. The RBS team says its...

Merrill Lynch devises new training track for financial advisors to integrate trainees into teams

Merrill Lynch introduced a new financial advisor training program Monday aimed at providing trainees with specialized skills and integrating them into financial advisory teams at the firm. The program is also intended to help with succession planning by enabling a new generation of advisors to work in concert with more senior team members.

GE, Frost Data Capital partnership looks to incubate 30 big data analytics companies in three years

If harnessing the power of big data is top of mind for executives at large firms, a new partnership between one of the country's largest corporations and a tech incubator aims to find at least 30 different ways to address it. Working in partnership, GE and Frost Data Capital plan to hatch, incubate and launch 30 new big data analytics companies over the next three years.

The rise of RIAs takes center stage

The recently released results of Charles Schwab's 2014 RIA Benchmarking Study show record growth among independent registered investment advisors. In fact, registered investment advisors had the highest profitability of any year since the inception of the study in 2006.