Using Twitter Sentiment for Market Decisions

This is a repost from In October 2014, I successfully defended my dissertation titled “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.” This dissertation was the final step in earning more D.Sc. in Information Systems. In my dissertation, I reported on my research into using natural language […]

Dissertation Defense Slides on Slideshare

Just sharing this with my readers… I have uploaded my Dissertation Defense slides on Slideshare. If you don’t recall, the title of my dissertation is: “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.” You can view the slides below or go over to slideshare to view them there. [slideshare id=42427163&doc=ericdbrowndefenseslides-141206130137-conversion-gate01]

My Doctoral Dissertation Final Defense – Almost done

I am now one step closer to finishing my doctorate. On Friday Oct 31, I defended my dissertation. The video of the presentation during the defense is provided below. I now only have to get a few documents signed and format my dissertation for publishing and I’ll be completely finished. The title of my dissertation is: […]

A look at Twitter messages in 2012 mentioning $SPY and S&P500 Symbols

Cross Posted at While working up my data analysis chapter of my dissertation, I came across some interesting tidbits of information and thought I’d share. Nothing here is earth-shattering and there’s not much I (or you) can do with this…but I thought it interesting and hope someone else out there does too. I’ve shared […]

Using Twitter Sentiment for Intraday Signals

This is a cross-post from Trade The Sentiment. Originally published as Using Twitter Sentiment for Intraday Signals. While most of my research on Twitter Sentiment has been for use on larger time-frames (Daily, Weekly, etc), I’ve been very curious about using sentiment for intraday signals. I finally found some time to hack together a script that would look […]

Using Twitter Sentiment for predicting stock price movement

I just finished giving a presentation titled “Will Twitter Make you a better investor?”…and like I always do with these presentations, I recorded one of my rehearsal’s to share. In this presentation, I provide an overview of my research into using twitter sentiment and message volume as inputs into modeling stock price movements. A quick […]

Will Twitter make you a better investor?

My paper, titled Will Twitter Make You a Better Investor? A Look at Sentiment, User Reputation and their effect on the Stock Market, has been published in the Conference Proceedings for the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS) 2012 Conference. You can grab a copy of the PDF here: Will Twitter Make You a Better Investor? A Look at […]

Understanding Twitter Sentiment for Investing Decisions

Its been quiet over the last few weeks on here for a reason… I’ve been finalizing my Dissertation Proposal. Yesterday (Wed Oct 26th), I successfully defended my proposal. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I am now officially in the dissertation phase. While preparing/rehearsing for the defense, I had the foresight to record one my rehearsals and thought I’d share […]

Dissertation Proposal Defense Scheduled (!!!)

I’ve finally got my dissertation proposal defense scheduled! (!!!!) October 26th is the big day! For those of you interested, my Dissertation Proposal Title is: Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making In other words, I’m looking at whether you can actually use twitter messages for decision […]

Progress on the Doctorate – Fall 2010

So the Fall 2010 semester is coming to an end and it looks like I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve got to actually write something longer than a few pages 🙂 This semester I took what I hope is my last course required for the program (it was an E-Commerce course).   In addition to […]