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Friday, September 11, 2009

BI for Investing?

At times we need to take a step back and ask ourselves “what got us here” or “why did we take this path”. Just the other day I asked myself this and remembered that what ultimately drove me into the Business Intelligence realm was my passion for investing. I realized that in today’s investing there is so much data available that it can often overwhelm an active investor to the point that they cannot make a whole lot out of any of this data. Behind all this data there are so many data points of interest to the investor. We have measures such as moving averages, 52 week high, 52 week low, Golden Cross, Death Cross, these and many more can be used for determining whether or not to invest in a stock at a given time. Not only are there plenty of measures to track, but there are also many dimensions that an investor would like to have built around these facts. Outside of the obvious being time, we have stocks, options, portfolios, sectors, industries, competitors and even ETFs and Funds. So to help keep my BI passion rolling and to expand my BI horizons, I am setting out to use Business Intelligence for Investing. Stay tune as I will occasionally blog about my BI building experiences and share any tips and tricks that I encounter along the way and maybe I will give you an idea of what may be a good investment. For example, do you really think the price of natural gas is going to go much lower this Fall with what lies ahead? However, just remember that in investing there is nothing and no one (including Mr. Buffett) that is accurate 100% of the time, but if you make the right investments, you only need to be right more than you are wrong to have a positive return.


juan.martin said...

This is great. I'm an active investor and BI consultant and I couldn't agree more in the similarities/overlapping areas between both fields. Keep us posted.