How to Use Lexical Density of Company Fillings

The application of alternative data is currently a strong trend in the investment industry. We, too, analyzed few datasets in the past, be it ESG data, sentiment, or company fillings. This article continues the exploration of the alt-data space. This time, we use the research paper by Joenväärä et al., which shows that lexically diverse hedge funds outperform lexically homogeneous as an inspiration for us to analyze various lexical metrics in 10-K & 10-Q reports. Once again, we show that it makes sense to transmit ideas from one research paper to completely different asset class.

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