New Feeds

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by ryleg, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. ryleg


    What do automated traders use for news feeds?

    For me personally, latency, comprehensiveness of sources and price are the factors I am most interested in. I don't need anything too fancy.

    Ideally I'd like a feed that does not require additional vendor software. My broker does not offer any news feeds. Also, I don't need historical data. I've been researching feeds, but nothing jumps out at a clear winner.

  2. Euler


    Activ Financial and Reuters have automated trading news feeds. These products may be quite pricey.

    Various financial news Web sites also post news to their sites that you may be able to use, but of course it's a little more hit or miss and requires parsing Web pages, etc.
  3. ryleg


    Thanks. Reuters does seem to be quite pricey. I'll look into Activ Financial

    Yes, this is what we've been doing. Latency is the main issue.