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Hide Your Money: Tweets Officially Influencing Wall Street Trading Desks

Folks have been speculating for a while now about Twitter’s ability to predict the stock market.

There have been companies promising to make predictions about future stock price movement based on Twitter sentiment and one professor even secured a “Twitter mood predictor patent” in an attempt to do the same.

If you own stock, you may have dismissed the above as hogwash and paid the whole thing little mind, but you better not dismiss this, because tweets will now be displayed on trading desk terminals.

Buy gold, dig a hole and bury it.

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Is Twitter Hijacking StockTwits’ Idea?

There hasn’t been much talk about this, as the new offering isn’t something to write home about – but what’s going on with Twitter’s new ticker symbols?

The microblogging platform mysteriously (and oddly) announced the non-service in a tweet the other day and it leaves more questions than answers. The main question being: Is Twitter setting the stage to hijack Stocktwits’ idea?
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Facebook IPO Commentary Dominating Twitter Today

Bet you thought you’d escape all the Facebook IPO hoopla today by staying away from the platform and catching up on Twitter? Think again.

The tweets are flying about “the book” and they range from tech trading market savvy observations to bitter naysayers with hilarious quips. And you can probably guess which group we plan to focus on.
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Android Fans Can Now Check Their Portfolio With StockTwits

Since the site was launched by CEO Howard Lindzon in 2008, StockTwits, the 24/7 financial community where traders and investors share market insight, information, charts and news in real time, has grown to well over 150,000 members, and has developed a like-minded, community spirit based on the generosity of ideas.

The service has always leaned heavily on Twitter (it’s built into TweetDeck), and while the bulk of traffic is web-based, StockTwits has had apps available for iPhone, iPad and Blackberry for some time, for portfolio checking on the go. Now, users of Android-powered smartphones can enjoy the StockTwits experience while they’re on the move, too.

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StockTwits To Companies: It’s Time To Start Tweeting Your Financial News

StockTwits – the company that has built a financial and investment community on top of Twitter – is launching StockTwits IR Suite for investors to leverage the viral atmosphere of social media.
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Economists Use Twitter To Beat The Stock Market

“Ever wonder why fund managers can’t beat the S&P 500?” mused Gordon Gecko in 1987′s Wall Street. “‘Cause they’re sheep, and sheep get slaughtered.”

Sound advice at the time, perhaps, but new research suggests that tapping into that same herd mentality on Twitter might pay off handsomely for savvy investors.

A team of economists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM, the Technical University of Munich) have developed a website that can be used to predict individual stock trends and patterns using information generated by Twitter.

How? By polling real-time sentiment.

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