June was an unusually cruel month for the Chinese stock markets—and yet, somehow, July outdid it.The Shanghai Composite benchmark index ended the month down 14.3%. That compares with June’s 7.3% loss. (To be fair, though, Chinese stocks peaked in mid-June, shedding 17.2% after June 12.)It was only in the last week or so that things got truly ugly. Until then, […]
A group of British researchers believe they can harness the power of Wikipedia and Google searches to predict whether the economy’s going to go up or down.The research comes just a few months after Google Search’s Big Data was dismissed as a predictive tool, following reports that Google Flu Trends was well off the mark when it came to guessing […]
The number of Google searches related to business and politics can help predict falls in the stock market, researchers at the University of Warwick, in England, say.Scientists have recently begun investigating what people look for on Google and Wikipedia to help forecast the future. For instance, prior research has shown the rate at which people look up information about the […]
When will the stock market crash? As with most everything else, the answer lies within Google.In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have created a method to identify search terms that precede a stock market crash.To help algorithms identify these patterns, the research team categorized every […]
Millions of previously hidden US stock trades will be revealed for the first time on Monday December 9 thanks to research from a team of academics.
Previously odd lots, which are trades of less than 100 […]