Monday, 30 July 2018


We love seeing things being built around our datasets. One of the cool things we've seen recently is a module to ingest our data for use with Zipline. Zipline is an open source algorithmic trading library that can be used for backtesting strategies. My thanks to Peter for putting this together and publishing it.

- Vincent

Tuesday, 3 July 2018


Since launching our flagship fundamentals product in late 2014 we've worked continuously to expand it on three core dimensions: ticker coverage, length of history and depth of detail. The dataset has already grown by many multiples over this time and we continue to chart a similar trajectory moving forward. Here we track our progress in this regard, and forecast future growth. The figures presented here will update periodically in the future.

In addition to expanding our fundamentals product we have launched numerous additional products since 2014, each of which are expanding along similar dimensions and trajectories: Institutional Holdings (2016), Insider Holdings & Transactions (2016), EOD Stock Prices (2017), and EOD Fund Prices (2018). We have many more products in the pipeline, and can't wait to show you more.

- Vincent

Friday, 29 June 2018


These days there are some great stock tools being made accessible online, and we want to shine a light on them.

Tiingo is one such site that has been built with the mission of empowering the individual by putting good information and tools in their hands. It also has a great, growing community around it, fostered by its creator Rishi.

- Vincent

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Machine Trading

A while back Dr. Ernest (Ernie) Chan published an excellent book on algorithmic trading - recommended reading for all interested in the topic.

The book happens to use Sharadar data in several examples.

Dr. Chan also runs a blog that is worth checking out.

- Vincent

Sunday, 21 June 2015

DuckDuckGo Search

Something pretty cool happened a few months ago that I haven't got around to sharing, until now. You can now find Sharadar fundamentals as an instant answer to a DuckDuckGo search.

Try it out for yourself, here's an example:

My thanks to Quandl for making this happen.

- Vincent

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Secret Sharadar Master Plan (just between you and me)

The title of this, our first blog post, borrows liberally from a 2006 post by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)".

We love that post because of the remarkable clarity that it provides, and while we cannot promise to perfectly emulate it we're going to try.

But that is where any similarity, real or attempted, begins and ends.

You see, Tesla Motor's secret master plan made sense for an intensely capital intensive activity such as car manufacturing: begin by catering to the high-end of the market, re-investing profits in order to be able to produce a progressively more affordable electric vehicle, and in so doing catalyse a transformation in transportation.

We believe that a transformation is already underway in finance, with a growing ecosystem of startup companies that are leveraging internet-economics to meaningfully improve customer alternatives. There is near-zero incremental cost to us serving each additional customer and as a result we intend to make an essential, quality and affordable financial dataset abundantly available to our customers from day one.

Sharadar will be launching our first offering of fundamental company data for US and Canadian companies in the coming months. We'll be announcing more details soon, so subscribe to this blog if you'd like to hear more.

- Vincent