Encouraging financial literacy, Smarter Bear is a glance-able dashboard for the everyday person. The data visualization serves as a reference point for the public to support their investment decisions.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website publicly displays when top management and board members of companies buy or sell their stock. Within two business days of buying or selling their stock, a Form-4 is legally required from these top owners of companies to the SEC. Professional investors routinely use this information to support their investment decisions. However, the everyday person does not have access to such tools not to mention it's time consuming to aggregate massive amounts of data, search by individual companies, and observe trends.
Which companies are buying/selling the most stock?
Who are the individuals buying/selling most stock?
What’s going on with a particular company over time?
Should I buy or sell?
How confident I should be about a transaction?
What are patterns over time based on top owners' transactions?
Throughout the 6-day project, I spoke with 3 people outside of FinTech on their approach to investing and received feedback from 3 people that have traded or have worked in FinTech.