Robert Passarella

Robert Passarella has spent over 18-years on Wall Street in the gray zone between business and technology. Rob has always focused on leveraging technology and innovative information sources to empower Equity Research and serve clients.  A veteran of Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and Bear Stearns; he has seen the transformational challenges first hand, up close, and personal. 


Always intrigued by the consumption and use of information for investment analysis, Rob is passionate about leveraging alternative data and news provided by the Internet for investment analysis.  Robert holds a BBA in Finance from Baruch College and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Tools for the Equity Research Toolbox

When I was a kid, I would always remember commercials for a school called Apex Tech. One of their taglines was "look over the professional tools you get to keep when you finish your training". It's a lot like that today. Google News, along with Yahoo! Pipes are two tools that analysts, traders, and salespeople are discovering and using. Today…

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Data on the Web: VGChartz vs. NPD

After writing my first post, Equity Research in the Age of Web 2.0, I received a lot of comments asking really good questions. Most of the questions from readers asked about real world examples. So here's a taste. In the world of securities research, in general, we talk about consensus sources. These are sources that everyone looks to as an…

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