About US Fundamental Data

The US Fundamental Data by Morningstar tracks US Equity fundamentals. The data covers 5,000 US Equities, starts in January 1998, and is delivered on a daily frequency. This dataset is created by using a combination of string matching, Regular Expressions, and Machine Learning to gather the fundamental data published by companies.

For older symbols, the file date is approximated 45 days after the as of date. When a filing date is present on the Morningstar data, it is used. As we are a quant platform, all the data is loaded using "As Original Reported" figures. If there was a mistake reporting the figure, this will not be fixed later. The market typically responds quickly to these initially reported figures. Data is available for multiple periods depending on the property. Periods available include: 1 mo, 2 mo, 3 mo, 6 mo, 9 mo, 12 mo, 1 Yr, 2 Yr, 3 Yr, and 5 Yr. Morningstar symbols cover the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, and BATS exchanges.

In live trading, Morningstar data is delivered to your algorithm at approximately 6 am each day. The majority of the fundamental data update occurs once per month. This includes updates to all of the key information for each security Morningstar supports. On top of this monthly update, there are daily updates of the financial ratios.

As Morningstar data arrives, it updates the master copy and is passed into your algorithm, similar to how TradeBars are fill-forwarded in your data feed. If there have been no updates this week, you'll receive the same fundamental data.

This dataset depends on the US Equity Security Master dataset because the US Equity Security Master dataset contains information on splits, dividends, and symbol changes.

About Morningstar

Morningstar was founded by Joe Mansueto in 1984 with the goal of empowering investors by connecting people to the investing information and tools they need. Morningstar provides access extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers. Morningstar provides data on approximately 525,000 investment offerings including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on nearly 18 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with $244 billion in assets under advisement or management as of 2021.

About QuantConnect

QuantConnect was founded in 2012 to serve quants everywhere with the best possible algorithmic trading technology. Seeking to disrupt a notoriously closed-source industry, QuantConnect takes a radically open-source approach to algorithmic trading. Through the QuantConnect web platform, more than 50,000 quants are served every month.

Algorithm Example

class MorningStarDataAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):

    def Initialize(self) -> None:
        self.SetStartDate(2021, 1, 1)
        self.SetEndDate(2021, 7, 1)
        # Requesting data
        self.AddUniverse(self.SelectCoarse, self.SelectFine)
        self.num_coarse_symbols = 100
        self.num_fine_symbols = 10
        self.UniverseSettings.Resolution = Resolution.Daily
    def SelectCoarse(self, coarse: List[CoarseFundamental]) -> List[Symbol]:
        selected = [c for c in coarse if c.HasFundamentalData]
        sorted_by_dollar_volume = sorted(selected, key=lambda c: c.DollarVolume, reverse=True)
        return [ c.Symbol for c in sorted_by_dollar_volume[:self.num_coarse_symbols] ]
    def SelectFine(self, fine: List[FineFundamental]) -> List[Symbol]:
        sorted_by_pe_ratio = sorted(fine, key=lambda f: f.ValuationRatios.PERatio, reverse=True)
        return [ f.Symbol for f in sorted_by_pe_ratio[:self.num_fine_symbols] ]

    def OnData(self, slice: Slice) -> None:
        # if we have no changes, do nothing
        if self._changes is None: return

        # liquidate removed securities
        for security in self._changes.RemovedSecurities:
            if security.Invested:

        # we want 1/N allocation in each security in our universe
        for security in self._changes.AddedSecurities:
            self.SetHoldings(security.Symbol, 1 / self.num_fine_symbols)

        self._changes = None
    def OnSecuritiesChanged(self, changes: SecurityChanges) -> None:
        self._changes = changes
        for security in changes.AddedSecurities:
            # Historical data
            history = self.History(security.Symbol, 7, Resolution.Daily)
            self.Debug(f"We got {len(history)} from our history request for {security.Symbol}")

Example Applications

The US Fundamentals dataset enables you to design strategies harnessing fundamental data points. Examples include the following strategies: