clearTREND Delivers Professional Analytics tools to Investors’ Laptops and Windows 8 Tablets



Microsoft, Xignite, Skyline Technologies, and Appleton Group Wealth Mngmnt. Deliver Cutting-Edge App

SAN MATEO, Calif. & APPLETON, Wis.–Monday, October 1, 2012–Xignite, Inc., the leading market data cloud solutions provider, and Appleton Group Wealth Management, LLC, today announced that they have partnered with each other, Skyline Technologies, and Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Azure/Windows 8 to develop clearTREND™, a new mobile investment research app that helps manage investment portfolios. clearTREND is the first investment trend calculator publicly available. It solves a fundamental problem in investing by accurately calculating past price trends for any security, then generating real-time buy and sell recommendations.


“Xignite is a leader in delivering market data to fast-running apps by harnessing the power of the cloud,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO and founder of Xignite. “We are proud to be in the company of industry leaders such as Microsoft, Skyline Technologies, and Appleton Wealth Management.”


clearTREND is web‐based and built for use on any computer (both Windows and Apple‐based), as well as Windows 8 tablets. With 10 patents pending, clearTREND is an innovation in its field because it uses crowdsourcing to analyze changing price trends, as well as generate real‐time buy and sell recommendations at optimal points in time. clearTREND is powered by XigniteGlobalHistorical and XigniteIndices services. It also uses Microsoft’s cloud‐based computing service Windows Azure. With an analytical technique called ‘Simple Moving Average Crossover,’ the app measures historic price trends for over 60,000 investable securities. clearTREND leverages optimization technology to continuously hunt for new price trends that may be more advantageous for the user to follow.


“clearTREND represents a significant leap forward in the field of investment and economic research,” said Mark C. Scheffler, Founder and Sr. Portfolio Manager for Appleton Group. “This app is a ‘must‐have’ for any individual investor or professional advisor, but it’s especially useful for 401(k) participants working to make their retirement plans more profitable, less risky and more predictable.”


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About Xignite


Xignite is the leading provider of market data cloud solutions. The Xignite Market Data Cloud fulfills more than 5 billion requests per month and offers more than 50 financial web services APIs providing real-time, historical, and reference data across all asset classes. Xignite APIs power mobile financial applications, websites, and front-, middle- and back-office functions for more than 1000 clients worldwide, including Wells Fargo, GE, Computershare, BNY Mellon, Natixis,, SeekingAlpha, ExxonMobil, Starbucks, and Barrick Gold. The company’s award-winning XigniteOnDemand market data cloud platform also powers data distribution solutions for exchanges and data vendors, as well as Enterprise Data Distribution (EDD) solutions for financial institutions. Companies using XigniteOnDemand for market data distribution include the CME Group, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext and Direct Edge.


About Appleton Wealth Management


Appleton Group Wealth Management LLC is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), offering objective and unbiased wealth management services to all investment management clients. The firm is compensated solely for the advisory services it provides to its clients, and is in no way compensated by commissions of any kind. As a small privately held firm, Appleton Group is solely focused on providing investment advisory and management services and helping the investment community build and manage more consistent and profitable portfolios.






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In the foreign metal market and the world of international rates, currencies play the crucial role of acting as the medium of exchange in the transactions that take place.

Currencies like the United States dollar, the Euro, or the British Pound are commonly used around the world in order to get a metal rate. Some companies that offer precious metal live and historical rates have exposed their APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to allow developers to integrate current and historical metal rates, currency conversion, or other capabilities into their applications.

In order to know about precious metals live and historical rates, there’s a lot of APIs available online, and if you want to try one, Barchart is going to be one of your first options. But if you take a look at what else is in the market, you’ll find alternatives so many great alternatives:

Xignite Market Data Cloud Platform

Xignite Market Data as a Service was one of the first market data services built to run in AWS and they are one of the few vendors that is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner with a Financial Services Competency.

With more than a decade of cloud expertise in building, scaling and operating cloud-based market data technology, it is no surprise that leading financial services and capital markets firms rely on this company to empower their journey to the cloud. Their Metals API Service offers real-time prices and quotes for metals including Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum and other base metals. In addition to real-time precious metals prices, the service provides daily London Fixing prices as well as historical precious metal prices and metal news. 

Xignite Cloud APIs are sourced from leading providers such as FactSet and Morningstar as well as Xignite’s own curated, high-quality data.

Read the article Top 3 Alternatives for Barchart Precious Metals Rates


Each year, Bobsguide asks the market to vote for fintech companies they believe stand out from the competition – those who have gone the extra mile in terms of development and servicing their clients. Xignite is proud to be listed as the "Best API Management" vendor on the Bobsguide 2020 Rankings.

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Web services data provider Xignite captured the AFTAs judges’ attention on the infrastructure front with its release of Xignite Enterprise Microservices in July 2020, a suite of cloud-based microservices for data management, storage and distribution in the cloud, designed to help financial firms migrate from monolithic legacy data architectures to more agile and less expensive cloud services and data sources.

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Xignite, Inc., a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, today revealed the results of its collaboration with StockCharts, a leading technical analysis and financial charting platform for online retail investors. The collaboration involved a move from an on-premise market data provider to Xignite’s cloud-native technology hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Download the case study containing the full results.

StockCharts requires vast quantities of financial data to power its visualization, charting and tracking tools, which investors use to analyze the markets to help with investment decisions. The company was frustrated by the limits of its on-premise market data center, which was forcing the team to make architectural decisions based on what its data center could handle in terms of speed and storage, not on their technology. Its previous market data provider was just starting to build out some cloud offerings, but they were far away from what the business required. StockCharts decided to migrate its infrastructure to the AWS cloud and partner with Xignite to gain access to endlessly scalable market and financial data delivered through innovative cloud APIs.

The collaboration made an immediate impact as StockCharts was able to expand its offerings and customer base by pursuing growth strategies enabled by Xignite’s cloud-based approach, which provides easy access to data and eliminates architectural limits on storage and speed.

The pandemic provided further validation. Seattle-based StockCharts was in one of the first areas hit by COVID-19 and was forced to quickly shut down its office. Pandemic-driven market volatility followed and StockCharts customers wanted to visualize what was happening. The company’s ability to scale quickly and accommodate a high volume of new requests would not have been possible without Xignite.

“The move to the AWS cloud and Xignite has unlocked tremendous new potential for us in a lot of architectural ways, and has given us a lot of data options that we could not even consider before,” said Grayson Roze, Vice President of Operations at StockCharts. “It relieved us of the burden of figuring out how to source things. Instead, we know exactly where we need to go to get the data and can access it instantly. That is a huge, huge benefit for our business.”

“We are proud to have played a role in transforming how StockCharts approaches data,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO and Founder of Xignite. “The events of this year unleashed a massive spike in retail trading and a host of other unexpected forces that reinforced the need for financial services firms to leverage the cloud. Despite the disruption of this year, StockCharts was positioned for success, and we look forward to continuing to deliver our financial and market data solutions to the industry at large.”


Xignite has been disrupting the financial and market data industry from its Silicon Valley headquarters since 2006 when it introduced the first commercial REST API. Since then, Xignite has been continually refining its technology to help fintech and financial institutions get the most value from their data. Today, more than 700 clients access over 500 cloud-native APIs and leverage a suite of specialized microservices-delivered modules to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit or follow on Twitter @xignite