Big Data in Quantitative Trading Research and Algo Development
Big Data is data sets that are complex data sets, typically with large volume. Examples of Big Data in FINTECH include historical market data, news service information, tweets, and sentiment data. Challenges in using big data include capture, storage, security, analysis, and visualization. Data scientists use Big Data (including alternative data) for predictive analytics. CloudQuant’s quantitative crowd researchers use historical market data, news data, and sentiment data to develop predictive trading strategies that are tested using a complex, proprietary backtesting trade simulator.