Co-Founder & CEO
Oliver Schmalholz is the co-founder and CEO of News Quantified. With over 15 years of experience in the global technology and finance industries, he has built four start-up companies, raising more than $50 million in venture capital. Schmalholz has both the vision to create revolutionary businesses and the skill to execute them successfully.
Before working in fintech, he co-founded European Telecom and was the first to sign an interconnection agreement with Austria after the industry de-regulated. This work was so sought-after that the firm was ultimately acquired by the fifth-largest publicly traded telecom in the world.
He then managed a U.S. equities trading firm where he designed a software solution that allowed for the low-latency, real-time processing of large volumes of information, along with no-delay order execution. Schmalholz’s keen understanding of how news directly impacts stock movement inspired him to launch News Quantified.
Co-Founder & CTO
Jay Larmee, who lives in Evanston, Ill., has 25 years of application development experience in IT as well as nine years in the trading industry. Mr. Larmee and and his team have developed custom trading applications for over 175 customers, including traders on the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Stock Exchange. He also ran a software development firm focusing on financial industry applications.
Mr. Larmee holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Loyola University Chicago. He has worked as a programmer, instructor, an IT executive and an independent consultant. In addition, he has taught computer science courses at Loyola University Chicago and at Robert Morris University.
How We Got Started
Prior to founding News Quantified, CEO Oliver Schmalholz ran a private trading firm and recognized how news impacts stock price movements. He searched for an out-of- the-box product that analyzed news’ impact on stocks; a system that would help people in the stock market industry make smarter investment decisions. But there was no affordable solution available to achieve this. So he hired a software development company to develop a primed, low-cost custom trading solution.
Since then, Mr. Schmalholz, who has years of experience in processing and analyzing company news and its market impact, and his co-founder have developed a new system perfect for a limitless customer base. This product delivers high-level, sophisticated analytical capabilities and results.
Data from the beginning of 2006.
Encompassing 11 trillion shares traded.
Over 37 billion individual transactions.
Over 9,000 market-moving releases analyzed each trading day.
News Quantified is the first service to provide a primed, low-cost integration of real-time news and market data. Despite all the technological advances in information collection, news delivery hasn’t changed since the 1990s.
Our system analyzes stock movement’s reaction to the full range of breaking news and anticipated announcements as they happen and the over 100 analytic options can be manipulated to our subscribers’ needs. The unrivaled technology conquers latency issues and optimizes your market intelligence.
Additionally, our leading content partners include: PR Newswire, Business Wire, Thomson Reuters One, Globe Newswire, theflyontheall.com, Marketbeat, Benzinga & NASDAQ.
Our vision for News Quantified is to empower anyone in the industry to amplify their market knowledge and judgment through a highly effective, readily-available, low-cost product.
News Quantified optimizes the knowledge and advantage of anyone involved in the stock market industry. Combining news and announcements as soon as they break with sup-second updates in our tick data calculates consistent, accurate analytics. Our system allows subscribers to make better, smarter and more informed decisions.
Stocks move on new information ranging from earnings and sales to new product introductions and changes in leadership among others. Analysis and understanding of the news’ impact on stocks are critical to investment, trading and company decision-making. In addition, historical information on the impact of news on the market is extremely helpful in strategizing decisions.
To meet this challenge, News Quantified has created an out-of-the-box solution that eliminates the need for subscribers to purchase market data and news feeds separately, then hire a programmer to custom develop a system to analyze the data. To make effective investment and trading decisions, a market participant should have at-a-glance access to relevant data on how news is impacting the market. Historical market reactions to news provide additional insight into what may occur going forward. Our system will change the industry forever. And this is only the beginning.
Historic and Market Data
Our historic data series include tick data back to the beginning of 2006, encompassing 11 trillion shares traded and over 37 billion individual transactions. Each trading day, News Quantified monitors and analyzes approximately 2,000 of the most relevant and critical market-moving releases.
News Quantified provides full news feeds that are updated the millisecond a stock moves or news breaks. You will never be late on the most recent developments. The feeds also have historical tick data, volume, and other market data.
We are authorized market data distributors for NASDAQ and NYSE.