interesting phenomena in the Universe always occur when there is a
difference of certain characteristics among interacting objects. The
gradients of temperatures cause wild storms in the atmospheres of
distant gas giants. The difference in characters of two people involved
in a romantic bond cause the most vivid dynamic of human relationships.
The slightest fluctuations in stock and commodity markets allow
fortunes to be made or lost.
In the modern era information travels at nearly luminous speeds, batches
of transactions are executed in a matter of seconds, and stock markets
rally producing fortunes.
Interactions between market participants are enormously complex
processes. Research papers are written on the subject and Nobel prizes
are awarded for discoveries in
Countless tools have been built to monitor price fluctuations.
Mathematical theories of unfathomable depth are intended to predict
stock price behavior.
are two approaches to market price analysis and prediction:
quantitative and fundamental.
Quantitative analysis considers past price behavior and attempts to
predict future trends. This approach is fundamentally flawed on a long
run and it has a quite limited applicability. The quantitative approach
cannot factor in such components affecting share prices as drought, FDA
approval or rejection of a new drug, or even a simple sneeze of the Federal
sending waves of price oscillations through the market.
In order to
partially address these issues, trading companies resort to the
Qualitative analysis, which takes into consideration general trends in
an industry, analysis of a company and its management, weather,
government regulations, and other factors that are difficult to
Whilst a machine equipped with an algorithm can perform mathematics on
historical data, understanding possible affects of decision made by
company management on stock prices involves a human component.
Experts agree that the best way to predict a stock price dynamic is the
hybrid approach. In any case whether it is employing an analyst or
buying a complex software package, such means are not intended for an
proliferation of the Internet, many online trading companies offer
trading services to an average consumer. The largest players on the
market offering trading services are
Zecco, E-Trade, Schwab, ING, and handful of others. Anyone with an access to the Internet can open an
account and trade shares sometimes even on a
margin (subject to a satisfactory credit
Few subscribers use online trading services for a long-term investments
for purposes of retirement for example. The majority, however, is lured
into this business by hopes of easy money through the process known as
arbitrage, or in more down to Earth terms - a legitimate form of speculation.
involves buying shares at low prices and selling for more. Since prices
change every second, it is possible to make some cold fast cash. The
caveat, however, is that one wishing to indulge in this type of trading
must keep a constant eye on the market to avoid missing this narrow
window of opportunity to sell.
An average consumer is unable to keep track of the market fluctuations
continuously throughout the day. This makes arbitrage difficult if not
With this thought in mind we built an addition to
Resultly real-time search engine. Resultly Finance constantly monitors more than 6000 symbols on three major US trading
arenas and dispatches notifications to a user according to the user's
filters and preferences. We offer to monitor any of the stocks by its
price range, market
the corresponding company, and even trading volume for advanced users.
We will roll out this functionality shortly. Stay tuned, trade
responsibly. With the Finance addition, Resultly has never been more