As we continue to evaluate alternative data feeds, we continue to be surprised by the results we are getting especially when it comes to data accuracy. Last week, we finally started charting intraday data from several different providers in our test lab. That allowed us to visible compare the results and see which vendors could give us the "best" data. We were surprised to find out that our current vendors data was by far the "cleanest" of all the feeds we were looking at. That was surprising because our users alert us to minor intraday spikes on our charts all the time. We've asked the other data vendors to explain why their data is so "spikey" - hopefully, they will be able to find and fix the problem. If not, we'll move forward knowing that we are providing our members with the cleanest data available - even if it isn't always perfect.

Chip Anderson
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