Acquire Media Gives News Traders an Edge

Larry Rafsky, Acquire Media

Roseland, NJ-based news aggregator Acquire Media has incorporated a factor into its news displays and feeds that shows the anticipated direction of price movements as a result of specific news items.

The new value, dubbed Edge (Expected Directional Grade), analyzes words and phrases within news items to determine the sentiment of a story, then analyzes trading activity in the run-up to the news, and compares it with how prices have historically performed in similar circumstances in response to s