It seems no one has any information to share on this. But I would like to update this thread and bump it up the page one last time.
Since I created this thread, I signed up to the Interactive Brokers Research Platform - with Dow Jones Global Markets NewsWire.
The price is something like 280USD/month give or take.
Trouble is, after watching it for 12+ hours every weekday, I am made painfully aware how inadequate the Dow Jones feed is for my needs.
It has endless real time info on individual stocks, but it is way behind the information curve when it comes to policy maker/central banker comments and such like. Several times a week the major currency pairs, e.g. 6E, are moving 10 prices on the back of some random Merkel comment etc.
Dow Jones picks up on practically none of it - or if it does it is too late.
I have a bit of prop experience and so I know exactly what is happening - Bloomberg / Reuters terminals are flashing these comments first, Squawk boxes are picking it up second... but by the time Mr Squawk has said anything it is generally too late to make a low risk bet. You have to be staring at the text feed to do well.
So my new question is this. (Not holding my breath on any reasonable answers).
*** Is it possible to access the Bloomberg / Reuters real-time market news, WITHOUT subscribing to either terminal for c$1500/month? ***
This may sound like a no-brainer question (i.e. answer = "no"), but I have come across various news-aggregating services such as:
Acquire Media's NewsEdge
and some others.
But they give painfully little info:
"Real-Time streaming news from RealTimeTraders.com, PR Newswire, and Business Wire (other newswires available for an additional fee)"
"other newswires available for an additional fee". Hmmmm.
I have been contacting these firms individually but as yet no replies - product information is far too vague on the whole topic of trading news services IMO.
Anyway, if someone has something to share with me, much obliged to you.