For years, governments and large financial and economic institutions all around the world have been struggling to get relevant and timely macroeconomic measures. Indicators provided by official institutes are mostly lagged, inaccurate and discontinuous. To address this situation, QuantCube Technology has created a series of predictive macro indicators called “Global Macro Smart Data”, designed to fulfill the long-held ambition of its founders: using the power of algorithms and data to estimate fundamental macroeconomic indicators in real-time and predict their evolution.
We are extracting and analyzing each day millions of data coming from various heterogeneous data sources : social media data, consumer reviews, products prices, satellite imagery, private corporate data, and much more. The diversity of our Data Warehouse is a key factor to ensure that we create extremely precise forward-looking indicators with high added value and accuracy, by crossing multiple data sources.
We are able to offer real-time estimations and predictions of a large variety of fundamental macroeconomic indicators, including local and global economic growth, inflation, job and real estate market activity and political elections outcomes. These indicators are used by our customers for optimal medium-term investments or to improve public policies and growth strategies.
Our macro indicators stand out due to their unique features: they are computed and adjusted in real-time and bear extremely accurate forward-looking information. Among our main successes, we have been able to estimate in real-time the occupancy rates of hotels in France with an average correlation of 85% with official estimates published 3 months later (according to an out-of-sample study conducted with the Central Bank of France). We have also predicted the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 US Presidential Election.
Thanks to our top-notch Big Data Infrastructure, our macro Smart Data can be updated in real-time and visualized at any time through a dedicated web dashboard or API data feed, for continuous integration and monitoring.