Google searches predict market moves

The volume of Google searches for finance-related terms may predict moves in markets, research suggests.As the search volume on generic terms such as “debt”, “portfolio” and “stocks” fell, the Dow Jones average tended to go up – and vice versa.An investment strategy based on these search volume data between 2004 and 2011 would have made a profit of 326%.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22293693Also see:Google Search Terms Can Predict Stock Market, Study Finds
The terms people search for on Google have been used to forecast how many Americans have the flu, travel plans and the price for which cars sell. Now a scientific study shows that Google search can be used to predict the stock market.Using Google Trends, a service that shows the popularity of search terms, researchers from Warwick Business School in England and Boston University’s department of physics found that the type of terms people search Google for on a given week can predict whether the Dow Jones industrial average will rise or fall the following week.
bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/google-search-terms-can-predict-stock-market-study-finds/

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