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Brian Decker
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Three Reasons the "Downs" Have Greater Impact In An "Up and Down" Stock Market

Brian Decker, a financial planner and founder of Decker Retirement Planning Inc., argues that it is much more important for investors to consider the downside in turbulent markets than the upside.

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Is the adoption of electronic trading in fixed income on par of that in the FX sector?




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April 2, 2012

Machine-Readable News Goes Social

By James Armstrong

Thomson Reuters is adding a social media sentiment analysis to its machine-readable news product. The new service provides information from 50,000 news sites and four million social media sites.

The added capability mines social media and blog content to deliver analytics on selected companies and sectors.

Social media sites analyzed by the system include everything from travel blogs to small-cap investor forums. The service does not gather information from Facebook or Twitter.

According to Aite Group, 35 percent of quant firms are now using some kind of machine-readable newsfeed.


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