The Value of News

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Users seem to consider news as an afterthought, choosing services more because of, say, certain functionality than because of the quality of the news. But news, of course, plays an important role in the market. Traders, for example, live and die by how the news affects the market.

But as Gabriella Stern, Dow Jones Newswires' senior editor in EMEA, pointed out at last year's Inside Market Data Europe conference, "… news is not a 'one-size-fits-all' business. What's hot for a forex trader is a