Now you can embed the Wall Street Birds Daily Mood graph into your website with just one line of code:
The graph oscillates between 0 and 1. Values above 0.5 indicate positive global mood.
Currently there’s just one size (728x270) but more options will be available soon including additional color schemes, sizes and timeframes.
You can also download the raw data for spreadsheet analysis at http://www.wallstreetbirds.com/freedata/
The chart and data file are updated hourly.
In case you didn't know, scientists published a white paper titled "Twitter mood predicts the stock market". Johan Bollen; Huina Mao; Xiao-Jun Zeng (2010), Journal of Computational Science 2: 1–8. The study proved that Twitter has an 87.6% accuracy rate at predicting the stock market.
Wall Street Birds servers use a patent-pending system to extract emotions from social media messages in real-time, in ten languages including English, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and German.
The data is extremely sensitive to world mood and economic conditions. Typically the data is highly correlated with price movement, even on a one-minute bar level. Traders claim that our data can predict the VIX by up to six days in advance!
Even though Social Media based Trading Systems are based on scientific evidence, we must still list the standard CFTC and SEC disclaimers for legal purposes:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Disclaimer
Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses. No hypothetical performance results are shown because in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading, for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results. It is important to understand that "day trading" is not considered investing, rather it is speculating. As with any form of speculation, there are significant risks. Day trading is fast paced and may lead to large financial losses.
Modulus does not promote stocks in the Service or on the web site. Modulus does not receive any compensation from companies whose stocks appear in the Service or on the web site and Modulus has no financial interest in the outcome of any stock trades mentioned therein.