While the discussion around trading decisions based on social media sentiment continues:
- The Folly of Trading on Twitter Sentiment
- Predicting Financial Markets: Comparing Survey, News, Twitter and Search Engine Data (PDF)
- Predicting Stock Prices Using Topsy Social Sentiment
We have been integrating real-time social media streams and visualisations into our web trading app designs for a long time now as part of a balanced pre-trade stimulus package.
Adding this into the pre-trade mix can offer interesting possibilities for users, feeding their trading decisions to gauge real-time sentiment (shown below in a recent retail trading application).
Another web trading UI we produced – this time for low frequency retail traders.