In the last one or two years I've developed my own little automated trading system, connected to IB and triggered by financial news. I trade mainly on rumors, upgrades, downgrades, initializations and stuff like that. To feed this news into my system I've tried different sources, where the best I found till now are Fly and Briefing. The system works not too bad, but most of the time I am too late for the big trades and I am considering to invest a bit more (or maybe even a lot more) to get the little edge. I am also concerned about the case between Fly and Barclays. I've learned a lot in this forum, also based on this subject. What I agree on, is, that the big moves mostly happens before this news become public. The reason for that is that the analysts first try to satisfy their paying customers. Some of the posts are mentioning also, that bloomberg and reuters are the best sources. But when I look at the products offered by this company I couldn't find anything to prove this. It seems more the other way around that bloomberg just forwards information provided by Fly and Briefing. Therefore I wrote to both companies and for the next month a sales guy from bloomberg plans to give me a visit. He also sent me some technical informations about the core product and bloomberg equity. But still no evidence that they provide better service. So my question. Are Fly and Briefing anyway the best you can get? Or is there something I've overlooked. Are bloomberg or reuters or any other systems providing better, means faster, service? If yes, where are they hidden, and is it possible to feed them automated into my system? Whatever you can provide me, hints, links to technical papers or product descriptions, your experience, or just your opinion, any feedback is appreciated.