RBC Elements Sheds Light on China’s Rebound After Coronavirus

By Fardeen Khan & Michael Tran
Published March 27, 2020 | 1 min read

The Wall Street Journal published a story on how RBC Elements is tracking Chinese energy usage, traffic and more to augment state data featuring insights from Fardeen Khan and Michael Tran.

Leveraging AI to analyze data in real-time, RBC is using RBC Elements and Orbital Insight to take China’s state-issued reports and forecast how COVID-19 will impact the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the global economy.

I think it’s important to highlight the idea that we’re able to see all these different indicators from various sourcing—not Chinese-government-related sourcing.

- Michael Tran


The benefit of using real-time analytic systems, instead of relying on government data, is that it gives us a competitive advantage to identify market inflection points.

RBC Elements, an alternative-data and artificial-intelligence team within RBC Capital Markets’ research unit, brings the data sets together and applies various data-science techniques to identify historical patterns and directional changes.

- Fardeen Khan


To read the full story, click here.

Fardeen Khan & Michael Tran

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