Risks 2014, 2(2), 89-102; doi:10.3390/risks2020089
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Initial Investigations of Intra-Day News Flow of S&P500 Constituents

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Received: 1 November 2013; in revised form: 23 January 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 1 April 2014
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Abstract: In this work, we examine Thomas Reuters News Analytics (TRNA) data. We found several fascinating discoveries. First, we document the phenomenon that we label “Jam-the-Close”: The last half hour of trading (15:30 to 16:00 EST) contains a substantial and statistically significant amount of news sentiment releases. This finding is robust across years and months of the year. Next, upon further investigations we found that the “novelty” score is on average 0.67 in this period vs. 2.09 prior to midday. This indicates that “new” news is flowing at a rapid pace prior to the close. Finally, we discuss the implication of such phenomena in the context of existing financial literature.
Keywords: TRNA; news sentiments; intra-day prices; S&P500
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Liew, J.K.-S.; Zhou, Z. Initial Investigations of Intra-Day News Flow of S&P500 Constituents. Risks 2014, 2, 89-102.

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Liew JK-S, Zhou Z. Initial Investigations of Intra-Day News Flow of S&P500 Constituents. Risks. 2014; 2(2):89-102.

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Liew, Jim K.-S.; Zhou, Zhechao. 2014. "Initial Investigations of Intra-Day News Flow of S&P500 Constituents." Risks 2, no. 2: 89-102.

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