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Financial Data Types

There are several types of data which represent different metrics:
  • Stocks - Measure the value (or percieved value) of a specific company / business
  • Futures - Measure the future price of a physical asset e.g. gold / oil / copper / coffee etc.
  • Forex - Measure the exchange rates between two currencies.
  • ETF's (Exchange Traded Fund) - a pooled investment fund similar to a mutual fund.