Madison’s Quiver Quantitative wants to shake up stock trading

Could the number of people visiting a company’s Wikipedia page predict the company’s stock price?

What about the number of times a company is mentioned in a popular investing channel on Reddit? Or the amount the company is spending on corporate lobbying? Would knowing whether members of Congress have been buying or selling a certain stock help you decide whether to do the same?

Christopher and James Kardatzke* think so, and they’re out to make that information accessible and affordable to the average investor. The 22-year-old Madison twins are the founders of Quiver Quantitative, a financial technology startup providing data through a combination of free and paid services.

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*Both Christopher and James Kardatzke are UW–Madison alums.