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Show HN: Trades from the House of Representatives in 2020 (glimpse.info)
3 points by volatilitywave 23 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Since it's election season it's a good opportunity to introduce a pet project I've been working on. Since 2012, the financial disclosures of congress have been made public. Considering what has happened recently with Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/congress-i...), I was curious to see if members of congress might make superior investments due to the information they are privileged to.

For now I only have data for the house of representatives, but it's still fascinating to data mine this huge trove of hard to get data (1500+ pdfs so far this year). Some representatives like Hon Alan S Lowenthal made 100% gains in the past 6 months in niche sectors like solar companies.

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