Friday, January 20, 2006

Excel - The Trader's Data Integration Portal

When you hear something like this, it sounds almost too good to be true:

Give traders an application where they can integrate all the data they need in whatever way they need to integrate it. It doesn't matter what data it is: market data, position data, risk data, operational data, news.... just let the traders loose with it and let them build the relationships between the data without waiting for the IT department to figure out how to do it.

Hmmm....sounds like Excel to me.