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Is anybody working on a replacement for Yahoo Finance?

Thinknum is also in this area. I had researched them one year ago in https://dailyfintech.com/2015/08/03/thinknum-value-investing-and-alpha-generation-via-xbrl-and-open-graph/.
I will invite the founder to join the conversation.

@pg1337 can you shows us how Tradestream.in works with a Fintech portfolio (not complete by any means) example?
Can you create a portfolio of the (20) stocks below and track (for free) MARKET CAP, P/E, or PEG? And rank them my market cap and then by PE or PEG?


Thanks @EricForgy I will check out quandl. Closing day prices are fine.

Posting a bit late-

I created a watchlist for the stocks mentioned, can’t add a couple of OTC tickers, but I’ve added the rest.


We’re still adding data for all stocks so some data might be missing, but expect to complete it over the next month or so.

Edited: The embed option doesn’t seem to render correctly, so please use the link.

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thanks @pg1337. I understand that stocks on BATS or other exchanges arent yet acocmodated. But why are market cap data of stocks like ING, UBS, LC ect showing 0 (as if missing)? Is this simply work in progress?

Will all this remain free? Will you be monetizing through subscriptions and what part of your services will be only for subscribers?

We’re preparing to launch officially in the next one month or so, I expect we’ll have all the data in place by then. Incorporating and starting the business is excruciatingly slow in India, we’re at it for about 2 months now.

Its available for 2 countries so far- US and India, the data for India is complete.

The watchlists will remain free, and we’ll be monetizing through a robo advisory/flat fee thats still evolving with pilot customers. We build portfolios that replicate an index/ ETF strategy/ based on active strategies, so in effect, an investor gets a customized fund in their own brokerage account with no no entry/exit delays, paperwork or lockins.

Please feel free to try it out, all feedback is welcome :slight_smile:

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Hi @pg1337 (please put your real name in profile, makes conversations easier).

Pleased to see somebody having a go at this market. With Yahoo distracted, the window is open.

The revenue model is tricky. Pay Per Action to brokers and Advisers makes sense.

The UI needs work. Serve something simple. Entice experienced users into more complex functionality later.

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@BernardLunn: Thanks Bernard, appreciate the feedback. Still evolving, so definitely something we’ll work on.

Agree about revenue model, Pay-per-trade and flat fee is what we are experimenting with at the moment.

I’ve added my full name to my profile,but I can’t seem to be able to change the username.

@Prathamesh I changed your name. Does it look fine to you?
Best Efi

Thanks, looks good now!


As a new member, I’d like to thank @Efi for inviting me to join.

I work for a start-up called Marie Quantier. We are 12 people and have 2 previous head of trading from tier 1 bank at our board.

We’ve been working for the past 3 years at a new risk management platform in order to help previous “pro” run their own portfolio by themselves and for a cost as little as possible that could be used by retail investors.
We developed a huge database (securities, economics, estimates) that can be accessible through:
1/ “Météo des Marché” for current macro diagnosis (16 sec video) http://bit.ly/2aWKLEx
2/ “Dividends & prices” for prices and ETF dividend estimates from single stocks option markets (34 sec video) http://bit.ly/2bbXWTA
3/ “MiniBloom” to explore the history of market regimes from 1999 and access data (30 sec video)

Happy to answer any questions.

Hope that can help with the current subject.

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Hi @MathieuHamel welcome, pleased to see you here. I hope it leads to insightful conversations and useful connections.

Don’t forget to add a photo to your profile, it makes it easier for other members to recognise you.

Another suggestion. Post something like Introducing Marie Quantier to the Fintech Genome community. Tell us what you do, why people should be interested and who you want to connnect to and why. That will help the right people to connect with you.

Let me check this out and see if it fits my rather quirky approach to investing. Sounds interesting.

A curation of the up to date conversation, points to a work in progress.

Tradestream from India and Quandl from Canada, could qualify and we need to monitor for their updates. Marie Quantier needs to checked out.

Keep your eye on investFeed.com they been rather in stealth mode although can feel something big is brewing.

@mikesonders it looks interesring at conceptual level. Are you part of their team?

@ron would you tells us in what ways investFeed.com maybe be a replacement of the free part of Yahoo Finance fundamental research services?

While researching on XBRL use cases in WM, I discovered MarketWall, an app from Analytixinsight, a Canadian publicly traded company who is also the parent of CapitalCube, that uses XBRL to offer the first financial App built for smart devices: Samsung TV, smart watches, tablets and smartphones. It has more than 10mil users (as of Dec 2015) and recently struck a partnership with Banco Intesa Sanpaolo, that will integrate MarketWall app on their digital platform and offer execution too.

It is clearly a viable replacement for the free part of Yahoo Finance fundamental research services (i.e. free detailed and near real-time fundamental data) Anybody used this app? I am researching whether one can construct a portfolio (watchlist) and download it in excel.

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Amazing as it sounds, Yahoo Finance has made some improvements lately.

What kind of improvements?

Yahoo finance API is not available anymore. I have moved to MarketXLS after this change, much more reliable data.

Thanks @Harrymon12 and welcome to Fintech Genome. I did not know MarketXLS, looks good. How does it compare to Xignite?