Insights

Our take on the latest trends and activity in the world of finance, technology, and beyond.

August 15, 2018

Understanding Reactions to the Volatility Surrounding the Permian Oil Basin

In the oil and gas markets, both Wall Street and Main Street participants float in volatile waters. Cyclical cross-currents can whip market direction 180 degrees in […]
July 30, 2018

Part 2 of 2: Reactions to Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are All Over the Map

In part one, I used the AlphaSense platform to explore how U.S. companies are reacting to Trump’s policy regarding steel tariffs. Now, let’s dig into the […]
July 25, 2018

A Look at the Artificial Intelligence Powering AlphaSense

What powers AlphaSense’s semantic search technology? Analyst firm Cognilytica, experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive technologies, recently examined the technology behind the AlphaSense platform’s […]
July 20, 2018

Get smart on the competition faster with AlphaSense real-time email alerts

When it comes to competitive intelligence, you could manually research your market peers and hope for the best. But wouldn’t you rather be notified with salient information […]
July 16, 2018

Part 1 of 2: Reactions to Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are All Over the Map

Trade topics are dominating headlines recently. While a certain number of these topics, such as the US relationship with China, might be too opaque for now, […]
June 26, 2018

How We’re Scaling Smart Synonyms

We have tens of thousands of Smart Synonyms in the AlphaSense platform. With a mission to augment knowledge workers’ research across sectors, how do we prioritize […]
June 13, 2018

Flip the Switch on Your Investment Research

When it comes to fundamental investment research, the 80 / 20 rule, or Pareto principle, regarding cause and effect might not be as applicable as in […]
May 16, 2018

Does Blockchain Have a Future in the Oilfield?

There’s a lot of buzz about blockchain these days, especially after the recent Davos conference, where world business leaders talked about the technology’s potential to revolutionize […]
May 1, 2018

How I Use AlphaSense for Equity Research

In my previous posts, I’ve alluded to many benefits of AlphaSense as a platform for equity research. In this post, I would like to showcase these […]
April 24, 2018

When Will Baby Boomers Retire to Florida?

Going through primary research is often difficult and time consuming. If someone was building projections based on national population growth, for example, it may be easier […]
April 11, 2018

How Sales Playbooks Accelerate Growth

In sales, the person with the best process wins. So how do you ensure that all the players on your team are running the right plays […]
April 3, 2018

Impacts of Government Shutdowns

For some, it might still be a bizarre concept that the government can grind to a halt. However, the event, or at least discussion about the […]
March 22, 2018

Design Your Sales Process Around Your Customer’s Buying Process

Did you know there are 2.3 million parts required to assemble a Boeing 787 Dreamliner? Understanding how Boeing manages this process is fascinating: They start by […]
March 20, 2018

Time-Savings via AlphaSense? Priceless.

The AlphaSense platform is routinely touted as an efficient way to perform equity and company research. Within that efficiency lies two factors: One is connected to […]
March 14, 2018

My New Career at AlphaSense

At the start of every new year, it’s customary to reflect on your accomplishments from the past 12 months, but more importantly, it’s a time when you […]
March 6, 2018

Optimism Prevails Across the Oilfield Marketplace

In a previous AlphaSense blog post, I wrote that the outlook for the U.S. onshore industry in 2018 was solid. Since then, weather and supply chain […]
February 22, 2018

Discovery: The Critical First Step in Enterprise Sales

Enterprise sales are long-term campaigns. They can take 4 to 6 months (or more) to close. That’s a long time for something to go wrong, even […]
February 20, 2018

The AI-Augmented Analyst

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can transform industries and companies worldwide. There are already amazing applications now available everywhere, especially in the financial services industry. […]