I felt like doing something a little more lighthearted than usual.
I’ve been deep in data engineering land these last couple of weeks, building data pipelines for processing a ton of options data for a trade we’re researching (the straddle-over-earnings trade).
So I took some time out to mess around with something fun – building a free, interactive IPO calendar.
The calendar highlights past and upcoming IPOs within a given date range. The data for the IPOs is sourced from a free endpoint of the finnhub.io API.
It’s built on the R Shiny framework.
Simply select a date in the dropdown, and the application will display IPOs in a date range around the selected date:
Click on a ticker to get all the relevant information:
It doesn’t look super sexy, but it’s easy to use.
If you’d like to use it, you can access it here.
If you’d like to build it locally or develop it further, you can find the source code and build instructions here.