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Acuity Trading launches Market Alerts Sentiment Indicator

First Published 2nd November 2015

Fintech firm Acuity Trading announces Market Alerts Sentiment Indicator.

Andrew Lane, Acuity

Andrew Lane, Acuity

"The Market Alerts indicator is specifically designed to surface new trade ideas that the rest of the market won't easily have identified because the trends are too inconspicuous without technological capabilities."

London - Acuity Trading's Market Alerts Sentiment Indicator identifies market sentiment towards any given stock from the global news and online investment community and also identifes when similar market sentiment levels or 'patterns' have occurred in the past.

These instances are analysed to determine what the effect on price was within a particular timeframe to provide traders with an indication of what could happen again under the same conditions.

"This product embodies the predictive capabilities highlighted in our recent research conducted by Barcelona University on our sentiment data and is an example of what opportunities lie in big data." says Andrew Lane, Acuity's Managing Director. "The Market Alerts indicator is specifically designed to surface new trade ideas that the rest of the market won't easily have identified because the trends are too inconspicuous without technological capabilities."

Brad Alexander, VP of Sales at Acuity Trading, commented on some analysis of recent alerts. "Recent results for hourly alerts on EURUSD were correct in 9 out of 11 cases during a 24 hour period with most leading to significant price movement. In a similar time frame, 4 out of 4 alerts on the Dow Jones index were also correct and in the month of September, our results on Crude Oil were correct in 8 out of 9 cases."

"This level of confidence in an indicator is truly exciting," continues Alexander. "What we are seeing is the movement of sentiment from an ambiguous idea to something tangible and actionable."

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