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News Aggregators, Volatility and the Stock Market

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In this paper we employ the news aggregator GoogleTM News to demonstrate a strong link between the volatility in the stock market and the amount of news available to market participants. The paper also highlights some other areas, in finance and elsewhere, where news aggregators could be useful.

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  • Byström, Hans, 2009. "News Aggregators, Volatility and the Stock Market," Working Papers 2009:11, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:lunewp:2009_011
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    1. Berry, Thomas D & Howe, Keith M, 1994. " Public Information Arrival," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 49(4), pages 1331-1346, September.
    2. Mitchell, Mark L & Mulherin, J Harold, 1994. " The Impact of Public Information on the Stock Market," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 49(3), pages 923-950, July.
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    1. Byström, Hans, 2016. "Language, news and volatility," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 139-154.

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    news aggregator; volatility;

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    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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