The Folly of Twitter Prediction…Has Been Around Long Before Twitter and Will Be Around Long After Twitter

Spotted this question on a forum:

What do you think about using natural language processing to analyze tweets and then predict stock market behavior?

The desire for a fix or quest not really possible…is all too timelessly human:

2 thoughts on “The Folly of Twitter Prediction…Has Been Around Long Before Twitter and Will Be Around Long After Twitter

  1. I’m currently working on this for my dissertation. Based on what I have found so far…I see no correlation between twitter sentiment and movement in the stock market.  That said, 
    I still have plenty of work to and I don’t currently have a definitive / defensible argument for or against the predictive capabilities found in twitter sentiment. 

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