Capital Markets

The capital markets grow more complex each day. Executives, fund managers, traders and analysts must remain competitive while navigating a changing landscape of regulations, strategies and hidden risks. To succeed, you need to move beyond monitoring what you know and start asking new questions of your data to find competitive insights.

Heat Map Explorer can help you:

  • Visualize large and complex portfolios and markets.
  • See allocations, risk and profitability at the fund, portfolio and constituent level simultaneously.
  • Highlight micro-patterns that indicate problems or opportunities.
  • Build custom analytics and workflows to perform what-if scenarios.

Use Heat Map Explorer Desktop to analyze data from Excel or SQL databases, or use Heat Map Explorer Enterprise Edition to integrate directly into your financial platforms.

  • Monitor hundreds of securities from a single screen.
  • Integrate with near real-time data feeds.
  • Apply benchmarks to compare securities.
  • See instant details on any security.

These two heat maps show the daily spread between the high bid and low bid of each stock in the Nasdaq 100 index over the course of one year. Green indicates a spread of less than 1%. Red indicates a spread of over 10%.

On the top heat map, stocks are grouped into vertical bands by sector and arranged into columns with each column representing one day.

The red horizontal streak in the upper left is Tesla. The green horizontal streak to the right of center happened in the month of December.

On the bottom heat map, each bar represents a single day. The size of the bar is the total volume for that day, with each stock’s volume shown within the bar. Stocks with the largest volumes are at the bottom of each day’s bar.

The first dip in volume on the left is the day before the 4th of July, while the large dip on the right is the week of Christmas.

  • See how individual securities contribute to your entire portfolio.
  • Analyze the performance of your holdings at the security and category level.
  • Build what-if workflows to analyze the impact of changes to your portfolio.

This heat map shows a portfolio weighted to track the performance of the Nasdaq 100 index. The size of each box indicates the market value of each stock. The color indicates whether the stock has increased or decreased in value.

Stocks have been grouped by sector and industry. This shows the allocation of market value across the sectors and industries and helps to highlight industry-specific trends, like the drop in Biotech stocks in the middle of the map.

  • Quickly identify high risk holdings with a large exposure.
  • Understand how your risk is allocated across products, geographies and asset classes.
  • Use plugins to add custom calculations like Value at Risk (VaR).

This heat map shows a set of loans grouped by geography and sector. The size of each box indicates the outstanding balance on the loan. The color represents the current risk level for the loan. Green boxes are low risk, yellow boxes are medium risk and red boxes are high risk.

The borders of each group are colored based on the weighted aggregate risk of all the loans in that group. The yellow bar on the right represents all the loan in Russia, while the yellow group within the green bar on the left represents loans in the Technology sector in China.

  • Analyze sentiment across sectors, news entities and keywords.
  • Find micro-patterns in news that indicate opportunities or threats.
  • Filter instantly based on keyword, category or numeric metric.

This heat map shows news volume and sentiment for a group of selected stocks. The size of each box indicates the volume of news about a stock, while the color indicates the sentiment. Green indicates a positive sentiment, red indicates a negative sentiment, and black indicates a neutral sentiment.