Social media is significantly influencing finance…

Social Media is now commonplace in investing circles and with retail traders accounting for roughly 20% of the daily market volume, the search for information has evolved and many platforms have now become virtual trading groups and forums used for swapping trade ideas and hyping stocks.

Posted on 6/22/2021 7:56:10 AM EarlyBird News

Keeping up with COVID

As market narratives go, COVID-19 is huge. It is, in effect, a metanarrative that provides an overarching context for events across asset classes and sectors. We’re all thematic investors now, whether we like it or not.

Posted on 11/24/2020 11:11:56 AM EarlyBird News

The Outlook For Energy Under Biden

With the dust settling on the most unpredictable US election in generations, it feels good to take a breath and look at what the outcome means for the US and the world. One way the US dictates global policy is energy, and I’ve been thinking about what a Joe Biden presidency will mean for the sector. There are big differences between what Trump has done and what Biden plans to do. But intriguingly, there are more similarities than you might expect.

Posted on 11/12/2020 7:54:49 AM EarlyBird News

How Twitter is reshaping politics

In November 2018, Dominic Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary. But this wasn't your run-of-the-mill resignation. There was no discreet briefing as the minister headed into Number 10. Instead, he bashed out a quick tweet, with a photo of his resignation letter. Raab’s guerilla tactics encapsulate the reality of politics in the Internet era. You only have to look at the prominent role that Twitter is playing in the upcoming US election to see that social media has changed the rules of engagement irrevocably. The degree to which it is impacting the political landscape is truly astounding. Those who downplay the impact of social media on politics – and indeed the wider economic and social context in which we live – do so at their peril. In order to operate effectively in volatile conditions, finance professionals need to understand the significance of social media and the pivotal role it plays in political life.

Posted on 10/26/2020 3:25:14 PM EarlyBird News

Symphony users can now track Covid-19 Tweets with Auto-Translation

Country specific news on Covid-19 progress and financial impact is often available from local sources in the local language much faster than global news sources. Symphony users can now track multi-language news displaying pre-translated directly in Symphony shared chat rooms.

Posted on 4/7/2020 9:30:02 AM EarlyBird News

Enhanced Real-Time translation for financial Tweets

EarlyBird releases enhanced translation features for Twitter accounts and financial smarttrack Twitter searches

Posted on 4/2/2020 9:39:39 PM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird tracks emerging financial impact of Covid19 with country and sector-specific Twitter SmartTracks

As Coronavirus takes hold, never before have markets moved so quickly across all sectors. EarlyBird releases new Covid19 financial SmartTracks for countries, commodities and financial sectors to track emerging news on Twitter ahead of traditional news sources.

Posted on 3/25/2020 12:07:10 PM EarlyBird News

Yet another major industry award for EarlyBird!

Once again Market EarlyBird has won another major industry award. At an awards ceremony held in London on February 27th 2019, Danny Watkins collected the TradingTech Insight Europe Award for Best Alternative Market Data Provider.

Posted on 2/27/2019 4:40:04 PM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird Twitter – first with the news – again!

When Novartis announced their future acquisition of Endocyte in the early hours of October 18th, EarlyBird beat the major news sources by more than 20 minutes, and identified the Twitter posts about the acquisition as "Hot Tweets". Both Novartis and Endocyte stocks jumped when the markets opened later that morning.

Posted on 10/22/2018 2:00:47 PM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird to be available in Finsemble Ecosystem

With Finsemble, independent best-of-breed financial apps like EarlyBird can easily be integrated to improve end users' workflow and make sifting through data faster and easier. With the number of apps available within the Finsemble Ecosystem, trading firms can choose exactly which type of market data, news, social media, charting, messaging, trading, pricing, blotter, and other apps they want to integrate.

Posted on 9/19/2018 7:47:35 AM EarlyBird News

Is this the end of BYOD?

Rather than being restricted to the corporate Blackberry, you were able to get the office email on your own iPhone, in exchange for having the corporate monitoring software installed, and some of the most egregious compliance risk apps, like WhatsApp and Snapchat, deleted. But this might not be sustainable. This article explores the issue.

Posted on 7/12/2018 10:22:33 AM Twitter News

EarlyBird introduces Shared Folders

EarlyBird has introduced “shared folders”. These are just like ordinary EarlyBird folders which can contain a combination of Twitter accounts, saved searches and “SmartTracks”. The difference is that they are shared either between members of a team or everyone using EarlyBird.

Posted on 7/5/2018 9:35:11 AM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird wins prestigious industry award!

EarlyBird has been awarded the BSO Award for FinTech Innovation at the 2018 Intelligent Trading Technology Awards

Posted on 6/6/2018 12:50:34 PM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird now available as mobile app

EarlyBird is now available as a fully-functional mobile app on iOS and Android

Posted on 6/6/2018 12:34:43 PM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: Volkswagen

EarlyBird SmartTracks revealed Volkswagen's change of management which precipitated a 4.5% rise in the company's share price on the day

Posted on 4/12/2018 10:30:39 AM EarlyBird News

Why Twitter's of little value to financial firms

Why Twitter, in its free form or heavily curated, is of little or no use to financial firms

Posted on 4/10/2018 9:45:40 AM EarlyBird News

Twitter strikes again - Jenner costs SnapChat millions!

Comment by influential individuals on Twitter can move markets, as this tweet by Kylie Jenner demonstrates

Posted on 2/23/2018 10:15:47 AM Twitter News

Who should I follow on Twitter?

Choosing who to follow on Twitter is a challenge. But if you work in finance there are several other challenges you need to deal with first. This article explores all the issues and suggests a solution.

Posted on 2/14/2018 4:18:20 PM EarlyBird News

Why traders need Twitter but can't get it

Traders in financial firms are clamouring for access to Twitter, but generally can't get it. Why do they want access, and why can't they use it like anyone else?

Posted on 2/13/2018 5:19:01 PM Twitter Compliance

Japanese Tweeter Makes The News

Japanese Twitter account posting fast-breaking financial news is, itself, making the news.

Posted on 1/30/2018 4:49:09 PM EarlyBird News

Run Market EarlyBird as a desktop app

We've teamed up with OpenFin to enable the EarlyBird web app to run as a desktop app in a secure wrapper on Windows.

Posted on 11/22/2017 2:12:20 PM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird introduces Volume/Trending Alerts

EarlyBird has introduced Volume Alerts to show when the quality-weighted volume of tweets is higher than normal. These appear alongside your selected folders and draw your attention to what’s moving in the Markets that you’re tracking. Simple and very effective.

Posted on 11/17/2017 12:55:09 PM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 16/10 – 22/10 | Ramesh Bala

This week’s TOTW relates to Netflix's latest earning's call, which offered insight into the streaming giant's original content plans.

Posted on 10/23/2017 11:07:12 AM EarlyBird News

Twitter Tips for Traders: Don't Tweet!

Taken from our latest eBook, follow these tips for harnessing the power of Twitter for trading and analysis in the financial markets.

Posted on 10/17/2017 12:16:47 PM EarlyBird News

Following Carl’s Jr.’s #AmazonBuyUs campaign, could acquisition pitches over Twitter catch on?

We examine whether merger and acquisition pitches over Twitter could take off following Carl's Jr.’s recent Twitter pitch to Amazon.

Posted on 10/13/2017 12:08:05 PM EarlyBird News

Twitter Tips for Traders: Filter the Noise

Taken from our latest eBook, follow these tips for harnessing the power of Twitter for trading and analysis in the financial markets.

Posted on 10/3/2017 11:43:08 AM EarlyBird News

Twitter Tips for Traders: Have a Follow Strategy

Taken from our latest eBook, follow these tips for harnessing the power of Twitter for trading and analysis in the financial markets.

Posted on 9/13/2017 2:51:52 PM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 04/09 - 10/09 | FXStreet

With the German election on 24 Sept, financial professionals will become increasingly interested in any data about how the vote might go. This week’s TOTW gives insight into what the different victory scenarios might bring.

Posted on 9/13/2017 1:46:11 PM EarlyBird News

Twitter Curation: Good or Bad?

To curate or not to curate? It’s one of the questions we hear most from financial professionals, which is why EarlyBird puts Twitter curation fully in their hands.

Posted on 9/11/2017 10:08:23 AM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 28/08 – 03/09 | TechCrunch

This week’s TOTW broke the details of Apple’s annual iPhone event – a save the date for the launch date of the iPhone 8.

Posted on 9/6/2017 12:50:23 PM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 21/08 - 27/08 | Jeroen Blokland

This week's TOTW comes from investor Jeroen Blokland and links to his recent blog post about the Jackson Hole conference.

Posted on 9/1/2017 1:52:12 PM EarlyBird News

Can Trump build a wall around his Twitter feed?

As several high-profile Twitter users sue President Donald Trump for blocking them from receiving his Twitter feed, we examine whether Twitter is a 'public forum'?

Posted on 8/31/2017 2:49:31 PM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 07/08 - 13/08 | Loup Ventures

How big is Apple betting on AR for its next iPhone? This week’s TOTW may shed some light on the answer.

Posted on 8/16/2017 9:31:34 AM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 31/07 - 06/08 | Jared Bernstein

The week's Tweet of the Week is from former White House Chief Economist and Economic Advisor, Jared Bernstein (@econjared).

Posted on 8/10/2017 3:03:34 PM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 24/07 – 30/07 | Howard Archer

This week’s Tweet of the Week comes from @howardarcherUK, Chief European and UK economist at IHS Global Insight.

Posted on 8/2/2017 11:44:37 AM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 17/07 – 23/07 | Elon Musk

This week’s Tweet of the Week comes from tech entrepreneur Elon Musk – the man behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX.

Posted on 7/25/2017 9:07:45 AM EarlyBird News

Could Twitter Facilitate the next Big Banking Scandal?

By blocking Twitter at the firewall, and not providing a managed alternative, banks are pushing Twitter "under the table" on trading floors while managers turn a blind eye to its use on mobiles. Should the recent huge fines at BNP Paribas be a wake up call?

Posted on 7/21/2017 1:51:35 PM EarlyBird News

Tweet of the Week: 10/07 - 17/07 | Carillion PLC

In a series of weekly blog posts, we highlight an important Tweet, pushed out by EarlyBird, which has been quick to identify major market moving news.

Posted on 7/18/2017 2:42:53 PM EarlyBird News

Who’s Who – The Ultimate Online Financial Twitter Library!

You can follow anyone on Twitter with EarlyBird, but if you’re looking for ideas and suggestions then the Who’s Who page is the perfect place to start.

Posted on 7/10/2017 2:25:45 PM EarlyBird News

MiFID II: The Importance of Regulated Twitter

If your traders and analysts have access to Twitter and are using it for news sources, to identify trading opportunities or inform their trading decisions, then it’s important this information is captured for MiFID II compliance.

Posted on 6/28/2017 2:36:02 PM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird’s Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for the UK Election

Before the UK votes, we offer our list of key Twitter accounts to follow for everything UK election news, commentary, discussion and voting intention.

Posted on 5/19/2017 9:16:34 AM EarlyBird News

Spot trading opportunities on Twitter with our UK Election SmartTracks

Use our latest SmartTracks to track market-moving opinion, news and commentary about the UK General Election on Twitter.

Posted on 4/26/2017 11:45:26 AM EarlyBird News

Want to predict the FX market? Turn to Twitter

A recent paper by two academics recommends investors turn to Twitter if they want to gain a competitive edge in the FX market.

Posted on 4/13/2017 2:35:43 PM EarlyBird News

Do you have a Brexit Strategy for Twitter?

Find out about EarlyBird's new SmartTrack for tracking breaking Brexit news on Twitter.

Posted on 3/28/2017 12:04:03 PM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird's User Searches tool makes managing what your teams follow on Twitter a doddle

If you’re an EarlyBird admin, our latest enterprise search management tool makes seeing and managing what your teams are following on Twitter easy.

Posted on 3/20/2017 5:01:36 PM EarlyBird News

Stay on top of Brexit and European Election news with our new SmartTracks and Tweet Translation tool

EarlyBird is capturing all the candidates, pollsters, analysts and opinion formers in a set of new SmartTracks covering the four elections and the Brexit negotiations.

Posted on 3/8/2017 5:01:34 PM EarlyBird News

Watch our full presentation from Finovate Europe

Watch Market EarlyBird's CEO and founder, Danny Watkins present EarlyBird live on stage at Finovate Europe 2017.

Posted on 2/27/2017 3:16:01 PM EarlyBird News

Maximise space on trading screens with the EarlyBird Warbler

With vital market and financial news filling up every square inch of trading screens, we know screen space can be a problem. Don't worry, EarlyBird's got it covered!

Posted on 2/17/2017 10:39:50 AM EarlyBird News

EarlyBird selected to appear at Finovate Europe

Next month, Market EarlyBird’s CEO, Danny Watkins will take to the stage at Finovate Europe to showcase EarlyBird's myriad benefits to finance professionals looking for fast, compliance-friendly access to financial news on Twitter.

Posted on 1/24/2017 12:55:56 PM EarlyBird News

Track Trump's first days in office with our $TRUMP SmartTrack

Add our new $TRUMP SmartTrack to your EarlyBird dashboard, so you can start tracking Trump's first days in office.

Posted on 1/20/2017 3:23:12 PM EarlyBird News

Banks and traders in covert rush to install advanced Twitter monitoring tool to keep up with The Trump: The Wolf of Wall Tweet

Since the announcement of Donald Trump’s election in the United States and the Twitter tirade created by his fired from the hip Tweets, major city banks and trading houses have rushed to install highly sophisticated banking-compliant Twitter monitoring services to gain an advantage over their competitors.

Posted on 1/17/2017 10:14:55 AM EarlyBird News

Still using TweetSentry? Update to EarlyBird to access our app anywhere and on any device!

Still using TweetSentry? Learn how to update to EarlyBird to access our app anywhere and on any device.

Posted on 1/12/2017 11:18:24 AM EarlyBird News

Spot high-value Financial Tweets with EarlyBird's Activity Alert feature

One of the toughest things about getting financial value out of Twitter is spotting the important Tweets. Our new Activity Alerts feature identifies those Tweets that are getting a high level of interest across Twitter, and highlights them in your feed.

Posted on 12/30/2015 12:00:00 AM EarlyBird News

A Guide for IT Professionals

EarlyBird works by providing a lightweight desktop or browser client which communicates only with our cloud-based service. Our service in turn communicates with Twitter using a commercial filtered Firehose connection.

Posted on 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM EarlyBird News

A Guide for Traders and Analysts

Twitter’s fast-moving time-based tweet stream was not designed for financial services, and traders given access to the Twitter website or even integrated solutions like Bloomberg typically get little value from it. The reason is simple. If they’re not watching Twitter all day they miss the good stuff.

Posted on 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM EarlyBird News

A Guide for Compliance Professionals

When we built EarlyBird we worked with compliance teams to understand not only the explicit Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations and their overseas equivalents, but also the unique risks of allowing direct Twitter access to traders and analysts.

Posted on 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Twitter Compliance

Five Twitter tips for making money

Amongst all the “pointless babble” that appears on Twitter there is a rich source of information for the finance professional. But you need to do your homework to know where to look, and use the right tools to control the flow of information.

Posted on 9/15/2015 12:04:46 PM Twitter News

Twitter on the rise for Breaking News

A new study conducted by The Pew Research Centre examines the social media habits of over 2000 Americans and the way which they receive their news. The proportion of users who say they follow breaking news on Twitter is nearing a remarkable 60%, the report suggesting that this is lending to the viewpoint that possibly Twitter’s greatest strength is providing “as it happens” coverage and commentary on live events.

Posted on 7/23/2015 2:30:06 PM Twitter Compliance

Twitter without Tweeting

Twitter is chirping with financial news and analysis, and yet a recent report showed Twitter lagging behind the other networks as an investment tool for the professional analyst or trader. The reason is pretty clear – they can’t have it. In a post LIBOR/FX rigging world where even mobile phones are banned from the trade floor, traders’ requests for Twitter, complete with its person-to-person, instant, unrecorded, encrypted communication channel are being met with a firm Nope from their compliance colleagues.

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