Another startup cashing in (figuratively speaking) on the FB IPO: StockTwits. Earlier this week, the social network for investors added Facebook to its StockTwits Social Heatmap, a feature on the site that provides a visualization of what the StockTwits some 200,000 investors and traders are talking about. Usually, the heatmap looks looks like a bunch of little squares – the bigger the square… → Read More
StockTwits, the mobile finance community currently available on the iPhone, is taking its experience to the Android today.
Like StockTwits for the iPhone, StockTwits for the Android retains many of the same functionalities as the StockTwits community its, allowing users to access realtime stock quotes, financial news and the ability to bookmark stocks on a “Watchlist” or the ability to access… → Read More
It’s been a good start to the year for StockTwits. For starters, as we reported last week, the realtime info-sharing hub for investors and traders, has doubled its monthly visitors since December. It also recently stole Yahoo Finance products exec David Putnam and added Chris Bullock, who was formerly the senior managing director for global investor relations services at NASDAQ, as its new VP of… → Read More
StockTwits, a realtime platform for stock traders to share information, has been undergoing a rapid growth spurt of late. According to Quantcast, 465,000 people are now visiting the site per month, which means the company has more than doubled its visitors since early December, when less than 200,000 were checking in to share and trade. This seems largely due to the service’s continuing evolution… → Read More
StockTwits, which curates conversations about stocks, nailed down another impressive business development deal today. Yahoo is now pulling data from the StockTwits API and adding it to individual stock pages – here’s Apple (AAPL) for example. StockTwits has similar deals with CNN, MarketWatch and Bloomberg.
The stream is added under a new area Yahoo is calling Market Pulse, located in the left… → Read More
I’ve got to admit it: When it comes to financial advice, I just don’t trust my friends. And I certainly don’t trust random people on Twitter or other social networks. I don’t think I am alone. Most social finance sites have yet to gain mainstream acceptance. Just look at the pivot kaChing just did by renaming itself Wealthfront (and focusing on professional money managers instead of amateurs… → Read More
What was once a service that simply filtered public company stock related tweets out for traders, and was named accordingly, has since moved far beyond those humble beginnings.
In 2009 they broke off from Twitter, launching their own messaging platform. They acquired a financial news hub early this year, and then launched a private company product as well. Yep, those days as a simple Twitter… → Read More
The app includes much of the same functionality as StockTwits’ web site. You can access all of the stock-focused Twitter streams on the app, as well as the stock watch lists. Users can update their own streams of Tweets about stock from the app and follow and view… → Read More
StockTwits has built a business out of people tweeting their thoughts and actions around various public stocks. SecondMarket has built a business out of people interested in the buying and selling of various private stocks. It seems only natural to shove the two together. Which is exactly what they’re doing today with a new partnership.
As you may be aware, to send a tweet to StockTwits, you have… → Read More
Last year, the Twitter-focused stock and trading network StockTwits acquired Chart.ly, a stock-chart service that was designed specifically for StockTwits. It’s sort of like a Twitpic for stock charts (you can Tweet about a stock with a link to a chart on Chart.ly). But for the most part, StockTwits co- founder Howard Lindzon retained existing Chart.ly’s look and feel for users. Today, Chart.ly… → Read More
Both CNN Money and MarketWatch have added curated stock and finance tweets to their sites. But they aren’t just showing unfiltered tweets based on a query or hash tag – instead they’ve turned to StockTwits, presumably for more relevant data.
Messages only show up on StockTwits if you add a “$” before a stock symbol, and the company also carefully moderates messages and blocks users who tend to… → Read More
We first wrote about Israeli startup eToro way back in 2007 when it launched. Since then investors have put more than $8 million into the company. Today they’ll announce that Social Leverage has led a third round, adding $2.4 million more.
What is eToro? It’s commodity, currency and index trading made fun and social. Yes, you read that correctly. eToro puts the sexy into silver trading. Users… → Read More
If you like to trade stocks, chances are you do your research on sites like Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, or even StockTwits to find ideas, and then you go log into your brokerage account to execute a trade. Or maybe you get distracted by a dancing bear on YouTube and never buy or sell that stock.
It was only a few months ago that StockTwits, a real time platform for stock traders to share information, broke away from Twitter and forged ahead on its own. Part of that separation was the creation of a desktop AIR application that created an entire investor ecosystem, including video, news and charts. Now those features are appearing on the StockTwits site itself, at beta.stocktwits.com. For… → Read More
StockTwits, a real time platform for the sharing of information around financial markets, has made it’s second acquisition – a financial news site called Abnormal Returns, founded by Tadas Viskanta. This follows the acquisition of Chart.ly last year.
Abnormal Returns is a small but influential financial news site that includes curated news as well as original content about the financial markets… → Read More
Xignite, a San Mateo, CA-based provider of on-demand financial market data, today announced a couple of new customers that are working on interesting things, including micro-blogging information service StockTwits and iPhone app developer Turing Studios.
Customer wins are one thing, but Xignite has a pretty interesting model, has attracted millions in venture capital funding, boasts an impressive… → Read More
We just noticed something in the App Store: An official app made by the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (a.k.a. NASDAQ), the American stock exchange, has been approved. That itself is interesting, but perhaps even more interesting is a key functionality of the app is to highlight tweets about various NASDAQ stocks.
The free app is called NASDAQ Portfolio Manager [… → Read More
The S&P 500 is up 58 percent from its lowest point last March, the worst of the economic recession seems to be behind us, and even perennial stock market bear Jim Grant is calling for a barn-burner of a recovery, yet predictions of the next stock-market crash are already here. And you can find them on Twitter. Individual traders love to talk stocks on Twitter so much that they have given rise… → Read More
StockTwits has been one of the success stories for building on the Twitter platform. The service, which leverages the power of the Twitter community and its real-time aspect to generate investment ideas, has thousands of people each day now using the $ tags it invented to talk stocks over the network. But to get into the big time in this field, co-founder Howard Lindzon knew the service had to go… → Read More
SkyGrid is slowly expanding its real-time financial news empire. The powerful business news aggregator, recently struck a deal with StockTwits, a popular site that lets you track real-time discussions about stock information on Twitter, to feature a live feed of real-time news. Tomorrow, SkyGrid will launch its real-time financial news widget on Zacks, an investment research site that’s popular in… → Read More
It’s a match made in real-time heaven. StockTwits, a popular site that lets you track real-time discussions about stock information on Twitter, is now featuring a live feed of real-time news provided compliments of SkyGrid, the powerful real-time financial news aggregator.
SkyGrid will now embed a widget on StockTwits pages, showing a stream of incoming news for whatever company you’re currently… → Read More
Famous angel investor Ron Conway’s investment focus on real time startups earned him the moniker “Real Time Ron” by his close friends. But he’s certainly not the only venture capitalist out there focusing on this space.
Now businesses that are being built on top of Twitter are starting to consume others that were in fact features of those very businesses to begin with. Case in point: StockTwits has just acquired Chart.ly, which is a tremendously logical deal. Chart.ly is a stock-chart service designed specifically for StockTwits (which is dedicated to talking about stocks on Twitter). Think of it as a Twitpic… → Read More
It was only a matter of time before an app was was built to support another app that was built for Twitter. Chart.ly is a stock charting app to be used directly in conjunction with another Twitter app, StockTwits. Chart.ly lets Twitter users upload and share stock charts via Twitter and StockTwits. It’s kind of like TwitPic for stock charts.
Chart.ly lets you upload a chart of a particular stock… → Read More