• Pharma and medical device sales from actual invoices, representing 40% of total U.S. spend in these categories from hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician offices: Sg2 MarketPulse
  • POS data mapped to over 50k CPG products, available daily back to 2007. Products are mapped to brands and parent companies: DecaData
  • Data on North American energy policy legislation, with 20mm regulatory filings covering utility rates, M&A, asset sales, and more: EnerKnol
  • Web data on U.S. jobs broken out by company, skills, titles, pay, and more:
  • Canadian real estate data including commercial listings and market demand data: Spacelist
  • Sentiment data on Federal Reserve statements: Cuemacro

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  • Orbital Insight launched an oil refinery outage product using geo-location data. (Bloomberg)


  • and Battlefin published an alternative data pricing report based on a survey of 69 alternative data buyers and 104 data providers. (Read Full Report)


  • Survey of marketing agencies to understand CPM trends on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest
  • Survey of global mobile users to measure trends in ad load of Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest mobile apps

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  • Report from McKinsey highlights the various ways in which asset managers incorporate alternative data. "At one leading real-estate investment manager, the combination of Yelp reviews, information on traffic flows, and credit-card spending data with traditional property- and market-level characteristics improved the predictive accuracy of three-year forward rent forecasts from 60 to 70 percent to over 95 percent." (Full ReportInstitutional Investor)
  • Great thread on Twitter: "Most creative alternative data set you've seen a hedge fund use in practice?" (@ryan_caldbeck)
  • Financial Times profiles DE Shaw and highlights their quantamental approach to investing. (FTsubscription required)
  • Goldman Sachs plans to publish some of its internal code used for securities analysis, making it publicly available to outside developers. (WSJsubscription required)
  • Jon Ecker, the CEO of Genscape, a commodities and energy data provider, explains how his firm built out an in-field sensor network to collect energy data that couldn't be obtained via other alternative datasets. (marketwatchvideo)