A big-data look at 750,000 corporate filings predicts smooth sailing for U.S. economy

The equity research industry has been buffeted by a number of recent trends, including the rise of passive investing as well as new regulations aimed at combating conflicts of interest at investment banks.

As a dwindling number of equity researchers are forced to cover a growing body of regulatory filings, computers may be able to pick up the slack, and offer investors an edge in understanding often overlooked textual information included in quarterly and annual reports, Vincent Deluard, global market strategist for INTL FCStone wrote in a Thursday note to clients.

Author: Chris Matthews

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