Can Financial Bloggers Influence Your Share Price?

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Chapter
Alberta Chapter
Start Date
Thursday November 17, 2011 – 5:30 PM
End Date
Thursday November 17, 2011 – 7:30 PM
Type
After work seminar
Speakers
Howard Lindzon, Founder of StockTwits
Location
Melrose on 17th 730 - 17 Avenue SW
Cost
Alberta Chapter Member Price: $40.00 +tax
Non-Member Price: $80.00 +tax

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Event Description

Can Financial Bloggers Influence Your Share Price?



StockTwits founder, Howard Lindzon, says “You Bet They Can”

Recent wild gyrations in the stock market have been a challenge for IRO’s and public companies.  Volatility is the new black in market trends.  No longer do companies trade strictly on fundamentals – they also trade on rumour, speculation, fear, greed and sometimes manipulation. Who is feeding this frenzy?  The list is long but we have a suggestion where you might want to look – a place that, at a very minimum, will keep you aware of who is saying what - keeping you current and informed.

Gone are the days where you could rely on debt holders or “stable” pension funds to keep your share price steady.  A recent study found that financial bloggers were THE most influential external influencer for investors – beating out Financial Advisors, TV, Radio, newspapers and other news/opinion sources.  THIS IS HUGE!

StockTwits is the fastest growing social network for credible traders and investors who share real-time ideas and information and the “Top 20 Most Influential Financial Bloggers” are using it. www.stocktwits.com/about and http://stocktwits.com/press

  • 350% = increase in StockTwits website traffic in past 6 months
  • 100,000 = number of StockTwits unique users
  • 1 Million = number of messages a month on StockTwits website

 

The reason this is timely for IOR’s is that StockTwits has recently added new services for public companies to manage and monitor messages on StockTwits. Companies such as Dell, BASF, eBay, HP, PepsiCo and Royal Dutch Shell have already claimed their “ticker page”.  Using this IR Platform, companies can send out Twitter messages that are compliant with SEC/OSC regulations.  LinkedIn recently used the service to post real-time messages during its earnings call. The company also used SlideShare to post documents in real-time to the public.  For smaller public companies in particular StockTwits is a way to get information out to the public in a fast way. Messages posted from inside StockTwits also get syndicated to other news outlets such as Yahoo and MSN. http://stocktwits.com/press-release

Join us on Thursday November 17th and hear Howard explain who is talking about your company, how come they are so influential, what they are saying, how often they say it, how many people are listening and how you can participate in the conversation. 

 

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