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How Long Before Securities Analysts Become Data Scientists?

As US equity markets closed out 2013 at new highs the future of equity research is facing significant change.  With “price targets” being reset for many soaring social, cloud and big data analytics stocks let’s meet the new software analyst.  But first, a little background. Equity research has marginally evolved with investment styles and trading strategies over the past couple of decades.  The days of primary fundamental research, particularly on the sell-side, faded long ago.  Most analysts don’t have the gumption or the time. Shrinking commissions and heightened regulatory scrutiny yield lower returns on investment, continuing a cycle of [...]
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