Xignite and Econoday Deliver U.S. Economic Calendar Information to Any Corporate Application


Three New Xignite Web Services Offer Leading Market Indicator News and Analysis On-Demand
SAN MATEO, Calif. January 30, 2007--Xignite, the leading pure-play provider of financial web services for mission-critical corporate applications, today announced a partnership with Econoday, a comprehensive resource for accessing calendar information on U.S. Treasury and U.S. economic events, through which Xignite will redistribute Econoday's economic calendar information as part of its on-demand financial web services.Econoday helps investors strategically manage their portfolios and follow economic trends with comprehensive listings of all upcoming economic events. Xignite will package the Econoday data into several new services, including:
  • XigniteCalendar: offering dynamic access to global economic calendar events, including pre-event consensus data and actuals
  • XigniteFedWatch: offering analytical content around the U.S. Federal Reserve Board policies and decisions
  • XigniteOutlook: offering high value editorial on U.S. financial markets
"This alliance with Xignite opens up new channels and opportunities for Econoday to reach more market watchers and investors directly through the corporate applications they already interact with on a daily basis," said Cynthia Parker, CEO of Econoday. "Delivery of our economic event news and analysis as next-generation web services adds a whole new dimension of access and customization capabilities for our customers. For example, those companies only interested in tracking fixed income trends can focus just on the data they need, and not on the extraneous information they don't. Xignite's flexible licensing and distribution model integrates well with our mission to serve customers with a variety of delivery options." Econoday's web-based calendar information keeps investors up-to-date on the major market announcements of the day, integrated with a variety of educational resources, including event descriptions, weekly articles on global market activities and in-depth resource modules on specific topics such as the equity and bond markets, the Federal Reserve and country profiles. The calendar features a special focus on tracking the release data a nd historical trends of the 12 leading market-moving indicator events. These indicators identify strengths and weaknesses in the economy as well as the pace of inflation. Econoday's print and web products provide unbiased, jargon-free, market-focused analysis that lends perspective and insight into how market events affect investment strategies. "We all march to the drum beat of major economic announcements such as the next Fed rate change or the latest consumer confidence indicator," said Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. "Econoday virtually defined the online economic calendar as the leader in its field. Now, our financial web services and corporate clients can easily integrate high value, completely customized event information into their employee portals, investor web sites or wireless applications."
About Econoday More than two million investors rely on Econoday to provide better, more strategic information to manage their portfolios and follow economic trends. Econoday simplifies the complex web of financial data and events by delivering tools that enable intelligent investors to collect and analyze information on a variety of components to manage long-term success. Econoday offers print financial calendars, online calendars and analysis and the new MyEconoday personalized financial calendar service. For more information, visit About XigniteXignite (pronounced "x-ignite") is the leading pure-play provider of financial web services for mission-critical corporate applications. As a pioneer in the field, Xignite offers the broadest integrated suite of financial web services available today on an on-demand platform, with more than 35 solutions covering market quotes, news, corporate data, industry information, analytics, tools and more. Xignite powers mission-critical applications for portfolio management, sales management, trading, investor relations, corporate portals, executive dashboards, analytical engines and more. Xignite serves more than 220 clients, including Ameriquest, GE Commercial Finance, Goodyear, ING, McDonald's, Marsh & McLennan, Starbucks, and Wendy's. For more information, please visit


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