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    Date submitted
  • 22-Jan-2019

TradeScope

Abstract

TradeScope is an online tool which maps anecdotal investment ideas to tradable financial products. Most people have opinions concerning the direction of the economy, but few have the know-how to act on these ideas. TradeScope bridges this gap by translating simple, real world observations into complex, tradable strategies

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Who is your customer?

TradeScope serves as a guide to aid novice investors who have investment ideas, but do not know what securities or positions to hold in order to capitalize off of those views. Both from personal experiences and having spoken with potential customers, frequently people outside the world of finance are intimidated with the concept of “investing” because the products involved can feel overly complicated and detached from the real world.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

TradeScope is an online tool which maps anecdotal investment ideas to tradable financial products. Most people have opinions concerning the direction of the economy, but few have the know-how to act on these ideas. TradeScope bridges this gap by translating simple, real world observations into complex, tradable strategies.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

The “secret sauce” behind TradeScope is largely the set of algorithms we have designed to work behind the scenes in order to link people's raw ideas with tangible investment products. The code for these algorithms and reasoning that supports them is non-trivial and hard to replicate.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

The TradeScope team consists of two people: Charles Li and Cade Zawacki. Both of these people have undergraduate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University - Charles in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Business Analytics, Cade in Computational Finance. Additionally, both Charles and Cade have interned with and are returning full time to sales and trading roles at Barclays Investment Bank in New York City. In other words, both of the co-founders have have real world experiences within finance and a solid education to support them.