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Trading on Twitter

  • Why One BP Subcontractor Tweeted the Top Kill Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
    Smoke rises from a controlled burn May 19, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Digging into company’s dirty laundry was a job once left primarily to news media and a handful of muckrakers. But now, sites like Twitter, the stock-information network StockTwits, and other online bulletin boards are becoming virtual newsrooms where valuable information about earnings and corporate events are increasingly likely to break first.

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  • Twitter Hedge Fund Delays Launch Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 2:49 PM ET
    Twitter

    Derwent originally planned a February launch date for its Absolute Return Fund, which will base its holdings and strategy on data mined from Twitter, but says he is now targeting a more realistic April 1 timetable.

  • Twitter CEO Says Lots of 'Work to Do' Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    Twitter

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo acknowledged in a tweet to CNBC that his company has an enormous amount of work to do.

  • What's Twitter Really Worth@f0 Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    Twitter

    Please! As if anybody knows what the company really is worth or, more importantly, ultimately will be worth based on future revenues.

  • Twitter

    I may be CBNC’s resident skeptic, but…. I was on a panel the other night at the New York Stock Exchange sponsored by StockTwits, a community for investors and traders launched on the Twitter platform.

  • Your Tweets Could be Worth Millions Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | 9:51 AM ET
    Twitter

    Starting in February, a group of very bold hedge fund managers are launching a multi-million dollar hedge fund whose strategy relies on one very unusual market indicator: your Twitter account.

Slideshows

  • Buried in 130 million daily tweets hides a veritable goldmine of information for traders and investors – if you know where to look. In one corner of the highly lucrative grains market is a growing network of farmers and traders that are using tweets to transform how this multi-trillion dollar industry does business. These tweets are dramatically accelerating the flow of information to give investors an edge in the commodities market. Farmers are also cashing in, using tweets from the trading flo

    CNBC spoke to farmers and traders taking part in this real-time dialogue to understand how this information is used, how bigger profits are made and how farming is going high-tech.

  • The Top 10 Companies on Twitter Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 11:30 AM ET
    While big companies clamor to make the most of new technologies and digital resources, some have it all figured out, while others are still evolving. One of the most popular new technologies is the microblogging site Twitter. To get a sense of the companies most effectively using Twitter, CNBC.com asked Ben Elowitz, CEO of the social media firm and author of the , to give his take on who is making the most the site. From providing better customer service to building stronger consumer connections

    From providing better customer service to building stronger consumer connections, the top "tweeting" companies have improved public relations and enhanced their operations.

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