Comparing Market Sentiment – Twitter vs the “Professionals”

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If you’ve been following me for more than a few months, you probably know that I’m researching Twitter Sentiment related to the market for my doctoral dissertation. A few previous posts on the topic: Using Twitter Sentiment for predicting stock price movement Will Twitter make you a better investor? Understanding Twitter Sentiment for Investing Decisions […]

Using Twitter Sentiment for predicting stock price movement

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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 […]

Understanding Twitter Sentiment for Investing Decisions

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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 […]

Rules and Systems

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A few months ago, I wrote a post titled How project management made me a better trader/investor where i talk about my experience and skills learned from years as a project manager and how they’ve helped in my trading and investing. In the world of trading and investing, you learn by failure and you learn by […]

Stop Chasing. Start Focusing.

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Most businesses are chasing. They’re chasing their competitors. Chasing their industries. Chasing their perceptions of their future as well as chasing their past. Many people within companies are chasing too. Their chasing the approval of their leadership team. Chasing the approval of their managers and of their peers. Some are even chasing recognition from their […]

How project management made me a better trader/investor

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I’ve recently moved back into the world of trading stocks and options.  Most of what I’m doing is small stuff but I’m enjoying it and making some money. Some quick history – me and trading/investing In the past, I’d been into investing quite heavily with the ‘buy and hold’ approach.  Find a company with good […]

Revisiting Process – what is the ‘right’ process?

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As many of my regular readers know, I’ve been known to say (and write) that I don’t like process for process sake.  Of course, a good process is a good thing. But…what is a good process? Is it one that works?   One that gets the job done?  Or…is ‘good’ measured in some other form? Of […]