Institutional and retail electronic brokerage Interactive Brokers has incorporated all the event data types provided by Boston-based event data vendor Wall Street Horizon into its IB Trader Workstation platform, and will make it available to its professional and non-professional “retail” active trader clients, along with a new capability to export the WSH data into other applications.
Interactive Brokers began offering clients access to WSH’s core datasets—forward-looking and historical earnings dates, conference call dates, splits and dividend dates, and board and shareholder meeting dates—in 2010, and soon after added international data.
“As an Interactive Brokers client, you could subscribe to this on a month-to-month basis… and look up and slice and dice information on screen,” says WSH founder and chief executive Barry Star. “However, over the years, a number of their clients came to us asking for the ability to download data—for example, for machine-based analysis and trading…. I would say a machine-readable export capability was the number one thing that clients were asking for.”
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