Desperate HFT Algos To Scour Twitter For Momo Feedback

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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:28 | 1887157 gojam
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  • Get ready for Twitter flash crashes. The final tweet from the canary in the coal mine.
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:44 | 1887243 NewThor
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:02 | 1887355 Canucklehead
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How would you normalize the word BITCHEZ or FUCK?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:03 | 1887357 Hansel
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@zerohedge will control the algo-bots!  All hail our new @zerohedge overlord!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:27 | 1887159 aldousd
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this would be vulnerable to "Twitter bombs" just like Santorum was to Google bombs.  

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:57 | 1887320 Nascent_Variable
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All I want for Christmas is to watch the entire US stock market crash into oblivion because of trolls on Twitter.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:12 | 1887397 fonestar
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Twitter Bombs!


"OMG, Bove said to sell everything!  The sky is falling!"

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 17:11 | 1889014 TheFourthStooge-ing
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A Magic 8-Ball would be at least as accurate as this system, with the advantage of not being vulnerable to a denial of service attack.


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:28 | 1887161 homersimpson
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Quick! Set up 100 twitter accounts and type "$FAZ and GOLD has lots of upside" on all 100 twitter accounts..

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:30 | 1887181 101 years and c...
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since you're not pre-approved for lying (like fatty liesman), the sec will have you arrested.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:55 | 1887307 PunkSgt
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I have 20  robotic twitters already jamming muther fucker!!! You don't even have to lie, you just have to jam it. The machince won't know the difference between buy, sell, hold. LOLs 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:55 | 1887308 PunkSgt
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I have 20  robotic twitters already jamming muther fucker!!! You don't even have to lie, you just have to jam it. The machince won't know the difference between buy, sell, hold. LOLs 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:58 | 1887327 fizz
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The thing is, these HFT's will 100% be fading any trends on Twitter. Making people capitulate is more profitable than following their lead.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:28 | 1887163 dracos_ghost
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#Occupy Twitter Next?

We should all just start tweeting ridiculous headlines into this tweet and have the algos go schizo.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:30 | 1887179 CPL
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:29 | 1887169 JSD
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But it's Friday...give it a break!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:29 | 1887175 GeneMarchbanks
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:30 | 1887177 OS2010
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Stock-"twits" -  loooove it!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:37 | 1887219 NotApplicable
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From the "You Just Can't Make This Shit Up" category...

So, which will happen first, an Ashton Flash Crash, or a Kardashian one?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:30 | 1887180 Beatscape
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Fasinating... I can't image that they could classify momo stock Tweets as true intelligence.  It would be too easy to code up a Twitter bot that would generate all kinds of false messages to trip up your competition.  Trick them into taking a position based on seemingly legitimate stock Tweets, take the other side of the trade and wait for them to realize their folly and bail out and then close the trade.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:45 | 1887251 NewThor
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Legitimate stock tweets? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 13:45 | 1887586 viahj
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:30 | 1887182 Hephasteus
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Weird how sociopaths try to find some way to use social networks in their pathology. It's all so logical at this point.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:32 | 1887185 DormRoom
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Another reason why you should fear the google-facebook complex.  Both companies have instiutionalized surveilllance. Worse, they have turned surveillance into a multi-billion dollar market. And its outgrowth will lead to a new police state apparatus.


We are all fouccaultD now.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:33 | 1887190 Hephasteus
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I'm long bluetooth douches. It's a web site. Check it out.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 15:52 | 1888353 GolfHatesMe
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I call them Douchetooths

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:33 | 1887186 alien-IQ
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the comedic potential of this information is...INFINITE!

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:32 | 1887187 Ivanovich
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Kill the bots.  Kill them all.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:46 | 1887262 NewThor
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Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:32 | 1887188 RobotTrader
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Don't forget Investor's Business Daily's website

I bet tons of CANSLIM junkies are furiously scanning the Top 50

Looking for buys today based on "proper bases", yada, yada, yada


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:39 | 1887228 lieutenantjohnchard
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robottrader: when a permabull turns cynic after repeated losses.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:35 | 1887197 Manthong
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Maybe they could start a series of rumors from S.E.T.I. and juice the markets with hopes that Vulcans are on the way with limitless dilithium crystals.

They could get weeks out of the on and off efforts of Ambassador Soval to convince the Vulcanstag to go along with sharing the technology that solves all of our problems.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:48 | 1887269 dwdollar
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Liesman and Cramer should demand the Vulcans take more action to save Earth.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:34 | 1887199 Matt1973
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What happens if we all go on Twitter and post how great AAPL is....will it go up?

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:35 | 1887207 Roland99
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They're just going to follow Robo's feed.  I mean, after all, who knows better??


Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:35 | 1887206 LeBalance
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dangerous children need to be put someplace where they can not hurt others.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:48 | 1887273 ReallySparky
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You owe me a keyboard.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:36 | 1887210 hondamikesd
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O/T, but I think ZH'ers will appreciate it. Why Gold? From a chemistry point of view:

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:37 | 1887216 TooRichtoCare
TooRichtoCare's picture all these morons who post all kinds of sensationalist pumping headlines, or bashing headlines, on Yahoo message forums will now go into overdrive.  

The Paid Bashers. People who get paid based on the number of bashing posts they post, under multiple aliases....they have fake conversations going on between various people who are all actually the same one guy, and they give themselves fake "5 star" ratings and bombard anyone who argues against them with "1 star" ratings....

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:37 | 1887220 The Deleuzian
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I'm surprised it took the robots this long...

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:37 | 1887222 Hugh_Jorgan
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I find it amazing how little the architects of this brilliant concoction understand the fundamentals of moral hazard. Yeah, there is no way to subvert an uncontrolled, unregulated market data to fleece the unwashed masses. I would hope for a short life for this crap, but I know what follows will be even more half-baked.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:44 | 1887223 slewie the pi-rat
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this is grrrrreat!

why be so negative abt the styooopid hiFreeks trying to front-run the tweets?  all's fair in intel, altho i agree this is right up there with dumpster diving and going thru sacks of last week's garbage

maybe they can develop a little robot spyware to help them;  tell them when someone is preparing to twitter

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:38 | 1887224 jiggerjuice
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Everyone should Tweet that Effen is going the fuck down. Sick of these "mouse rollover" ads popping up all over my face. I move my mouse up to the address bar quite frequently, meaning im getting Effed in the eye at least once every five minutes.

Waiting for HFT to get plugged into ZH by accident. SP 666 in 5, 4, 3, 2...

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:41 | 1887236 NotApplicable
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NoScript is your friend.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:57 | 1887323 Hephasteus
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No it's not. You can use it but you must use it in conjunction with peer guardian. Else it just collects the information and phones it home to it's website.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:48 | 1889435 StychoKiller
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Go here:

Install the file(s) according to directions, your browser won't even load most ad sites.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:39 | 1887226 Texas Ginslinger
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How can we steer the HFT crowd toward Tilson's tweets..............???

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:39 | 1887227 firstdivision
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LOL at the attempt to create a short squeeze.  Too bad for the bulls, there's not too many shorts to close. 

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:39 | 1887229 Byte Me
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HFT's trade on noise now already. Can't wait for the flash ramp/crashes. Must remember to twat that I've sold 10mil AAPL.

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 12:39 | 1887231 NotApplicable
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I'm eagerly awaiting their consumption of ZH threads.

*rubs hands while cackling madly*

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