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Discover what’s happening in the world of finance, learn about the complex technology we use to deliver financial data, and more.

September 1, 2020
What is XBRL? A Primer on SEC Data
Chelsea Caltuna

XBRL represents a massive shift in financial reporting, and it impacts what data you can access, how accurate that data is, and how difficult and expensive retrieving it will be for your company. We’ve put together a simple primer to explain what XBRL is and what it means for you.

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August 5, 2020
Why Should Municipalities Adopt XBRL Filing?
Rachel Carpenter

Publicly traded companies have been required to submit digital financial filings to the SEC since 2009. Banks file digitally with the FDIC, and in Singapore public, private, and all government agencies file digitally. But here in the US, we are painfully behind the times.

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February 17, 2020
Here's What You Should Know About Data Scraping
Chelsea Caltuna

Data scraping has become an integral part of doing business online, but it can live in a legal and ethical gray area. If you’re thinking about scraping financial data for personal or business use, here’s what you need to know about what’s accepted, what’s discouraged, and what’s illegal.

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December 6, 2019
Calling All Data Scientists: Does Your Data Pass the Test?
Chelsea Caltuna

When the success of your projects (and your job) is dependent on a foundation of reliable, high-quality data, it’s important to get it right. Fortunately, quality data is our raison d’être. Find out how we save data scientists time, money, and headaches with our data science tools.

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November 11, 2017
Choosing An Exchange For Stock Prices
Andrew Carpenter

If you're looking for real time stock prices, it's important to clarify what a stock price even is. This article explains why there can be multiple prices for the same stock at the same time, how those prices converge, and how to decide which stock price is the right price for you.

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November 11, 2017
Yahoo Finance API Replacement - Intrinio
Andrew Carpenter

Last week, thousands of fintech developers scrambled to find a Yahoo Finance API replacement. Individual investors, startups, and even fortune 500 companies had taken advantage of this free service to obtain financial data like stock prices for their websites, intranets, and applications.

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June 27, 2017
Why Get Financial Data From Intrinio?
Andrew Carpenter

Intrinio’s mission is to make financial data affordable and accessible for all types of users. This article explains why we believe affordability and accessibility are critical and the unique features of the Intrinio platform that make it cheap and easy to get the data you need.

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January 4, 2017
Standardized XBRL Financial Data - [Why It Matters and How We Fix It]
Andrew Carpenter

If you want to find out what Tesla’s market capitalization was over the past ten years, and you want to access that data in Excel, it seems like it should be cheap and straightforward to do so. Thanks to a technology called XBRL, this has become easier over the past several years.

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December 14, 2016
The Importance of Adopting XBRL [4 Reasons To Use XBRL]
Andrew Carpenter

Intrinio's technology leverages a data standard called XBRL. XBRL, combined with the Intrinio standardization technology, enables us to rapidly and accurately source, standardize, normalize, and distribute financial data directly from regulatory bodies like the SEC and the FDIC.

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October 10, 2015
Financial Data API - Intrinio Data for Developers
Rachel Carpenter

The dawn of the API is officially upon us. The API-centric focus of many of our tech giants (Apple, Google, Intel, IBM, Oracle) and the resulting and familiar household names and products (Apple Watch, virtual reality, any app you use…) are a testament to the power and prevalence of APIs.

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