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Subject: Question about 'Buzz' in Language
Question: Hi,

My name is Javier Mijares and I am a MBA student at MIT Sloan. I am currently
working on a project for my class of Seminar on Portfolio Management. We are
trying to track either the ''buzz'' or uncertainty in the media coverage of stocks, and
with that, use that information to trade the stock by anticipating the volume of
trades on the stocks. Specifically, my question is, do you know of any research that
shows whether any specific words create a ''buzz'', whether positive or negative, on
an article? Ideally, we would want to search the Wall Street Journal, for example, and
run a program to see if there is a positive or negative ''buzz'' trend on a stock and
see how that affects its performance on the stock market.

Thank you in advance.


From: Javier Mijares
Date: 12-Nov-2012
  1. Re: Question about 'Buzz' in Language    Nancy J. Frishberg     (13-Nov-2012)

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