Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

TechCrunch reported today about an interesting new iPhone app they came across in the App Store. It's an official app made by the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ), the American stock exchange. In the words of TechCrunch writer, MG Siegler, "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 app is called NASDAQ Portfolio Manager and, according to TechCrunch, it's pretty slick. In addition to providing all the real-time quotes and data you'd expect, it also has some pretty cool charting features and, IMHO, the most interesting part of the whole app is that it has a special view that integrates all the latest tweets about that stock, coming in from StockTwits. If you don't know about StockTwits and you're a Forex trader, you need to check it out. The service is organized in "streams" and they recently launched a Forex stream, where you can see all the latest Forex tweets. A Forex tweet is denoted with $Currency pair (i.e. $USDJPY), and what's even cooler is that you can sort the Forex stream by pair. Say you're only interested in tweets about USD/JPY, click on the pair and just see that stream. We use StockTwits with our @Currensee Twitter stream to connect with influential Forex traders from around the world. Many new Currensee members find us on Twitter and connect with other Twitter members on Currensee.

This new NASDAQ app shows the innovation that comes when you blend social data with traditional data. The ability to look at a chart and a price and blend that with what other people are doing right now provides unique new insights and gives traders new decision-making tools. It's reinforcing to see an institution like NASDAQ push the limits on data. I'm happy to be in such good company. :)

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