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Financial Analytics – Realtime News Trading and Stock Tracking




Working in the financial domain successfully over a long period of time is closely related to the information you have. Since the data load is constantly increasing, traders are often overwhelmed by news and/or rumors that have a major impact on their assets. LingRep has been designed to cope with these challenges and complements applications with highly specialized text analytics.


Concepts

A key issue in news-based financial analysis is coping with the huge amounts of news available. We develop technologies for guiding the users' focus to the relevant content, thus reducing time and money. Named Entity Identification is well suited for content-oriented exploration of written text. Entities are part of a hierarchical representation of our customers' business domain. Companies in this use case are subdivided by their primary sector. The incorporation of these layers of abstraction into custom applications, sketched in this use case, aid our customers to create new value.

Novartis plans no big buys , to keep Roche stake
ZURICH , Sept 15 ( Reuters ) - Swiss drug firm Novartis < NOVN . VX > does not plan any more big acquisitions after buying a big stake in eye care company Alcon Inc < ACL . N > and also has no plans to take over its rival Roche < ROG . VX > , its chief executive said .

Novartis boss Daniel Vasella told Germany ' s Handelsblatt in an interview that the company ' s agreement earlier this year to acquire a majority stake in Alcon from Nestle < NESN . VX > " settled the question of further big acquisitions " .

Asked whether Novartis would be interested in a merger with Roche , in which it has a 33 percent stake , Vasella said : " That is not up for debate at the moment and so it is a purely hypothetical question . "

He also rejected the idea of selling the Roche stake to pay for the Alcon deal : " We are very consistent , almost boring as far as our involvement in Roche is concerned . "

He said Novartis would continue to look for smaller add - on buys .

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Orientation

Financial workers are confronted with huge amounts of natural language text. Thus an automated and trustable interpretation of various sources is the key to reduce workload. Our means for interpretation is the orientation analysis. Each entity occurrence in a text is weighted towards a semantic orientation. The Polarity orientation in this use case captures the positive respectively negative connotations for companies. Semantic text segmentation allows us to interpret the same text portion with respect to different entities. The semantic orientation is fully customizable and depends usually on the target domain of our customer.

Opinion : How Facebook hurts Twitter in the stock market
SAN FRANCISCO ( MarketWatch ) Should Facebook Inc . s earnings meet expectations , the inevitable comparison will be made : Why can t Twitter Inc . do the same ?

It s not a fair comparison , but Wall Street has conditioned the investment community to believe Twitter TWTR , - 9 . 84 % will , or should , shake off sluggish growth and justify its initial public offering hype . After all , Facebook eventually vindicated those who bought early around $ 30 and held on as the stock spun into the $ 17 range . It s trading around $ 80 today . ( Facebook releases results after the close of stock market trading today . )

When Twitter shares first hit the market in November 2013 and traded at the $ 44 range , anticipation ran high for a while . The stock topped $ 73 in December and began a five - month slide that put it at $ 30 . 50 in May . It s rallied since , and was trading near $ 48 even after Tuesday s earnings disappointment .

Though earnings and earnings growth are the most obvious factors in why Twitter is struggling and Facebook FB , - 7 . 53 % is leaping to greater heights , the bigger reason is differing business models . Facebook is a social network . Twitter is a public network .

Users go to Facebook for funny posts , pictures and news stories . It is primarily a personal network that is expanding into news and content delivery . Twitter is a network that is content - heavy . But participation is weak . Just 44 % of users actually post , according to a March study by Twopcharts , which tracks Twitter usage .

Twopcharts also had this startling finding : Since Twitter was started , a total of 1 . 5 billion Twitter accounts were registered . Of those , 955 million still existed at the time of the survey , but only 13 % posted in the last 30 days before the data was collected .

Whereas Facebook already established an identity and purpose for users , Twitter hasn t figured it out . Or more accurately , its users haven t . Facebook s biggest hurdle since its 2011 IPO has been about monetizing the mobile space , not whether how it was catching on with users .

That doesn t mean Twitter is struggling ; it just means it s finding its way . The Facebook comparisons don t work because Twitter is at an earlier stage in its development as a product . The question for investors shouldn t be why Facebook is growing while Twitter seems to be stalling ; it should be where will Twitter land with the public .

Once that happens , expect more reasonable and predictable projections and fewer disappointments on earnings day .


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Detail

The automated extraction and interpretation is by definition limited by the given content of a text. What about additional background knowledge usually created thought intense research in a heterogeneous environment? A tedious task but without a doubt the key factor in text interpretation! We offer solutions to augment the information by adding background material and thus adding notions of an information system to something as fundamental as a text. The sources of the information are either public semantic web sources or customer specific databases.

Novartis plans no big buys , to keep Roche stake
ZURICH , Sept 15 ( Reuters ) - Swiss drug firm Novartis < NOVN . VX > does not plan any more big acquisitions after buying a big stake in eye care company Alcon Inc < ACL . N > and also has no plans to take over its rival Roche < ROG . VX > , its chief executive said .

Novartis boss Daniel Vasella told Germany ' s Handelsblatt in an interview that the company ' s agreement earlier this year to acquire a majority stake in Alcon from Nestle < NESN . VX > " settled the question of further big acquisitions " .

Asked whether Novartis would be interested in a merger with Roche , in which it has a 33 percent stake , Vasella said : " That is not up for debate at the moment and so it is a purely hypothetical question . "

He also rejected the idea of selling the Roche stake to pay for the Alcon deal : " We are very consistent , almost boring as far as our involvement in Roche is concerned . "

He said Novartis would continue to look for smaller add - on buys .

Events                 

The potential of event driven trading strategies mainly depends on the actuality of the available information. Whereas providers of structured data feeds rely on manual data preparation, we reduce latency with the automatic identification of financial and corporate events from news feeds. Together with our customers we develop models measuring the impact of certain events on the individual trading strategy.

DJ Corporate Events : Survey
* EDP Cut to Neutral From Outperform by Credit Suisse

* E . On Raised to Overweight From Neutral by JPMorgan Cazenove

* Phoenix Tower International Acquires American Tower Corporation ' s Panamanian Business

* Moncler Raised to Buy From Neutral by UBS

September 22 , 2014 16 : 01 ET ( 20 : 01 GMT )


Timeline

Single documents are one side of the coin. Real world applications call for analyzing large text collections. Through the aggregation of the extracted information the power of LingRep becomes even more tangible. Consider the use case of visualizing orientations of the company Apple extracted from a set of news anchored in a timeline shortly after the presentation of iPhone 6. You will see for example that the introduction of the "Bendgate" is accompanied by a high degree of subjectivity and a decrease in polarity.

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Watch
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