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Market tantrum scares cleantech investors

Cleantech companies might not be feeling the sting of today’s market frenzy any worse than the rest of the pack. But for those companies, which typically require massive capital investments, a sustained downturn could crunch down on the sector’s badly-needed cash flow.

Twitter predicts performance of individual stocks

We recently wrote about a study from Pace University that showed that the popularity of a company in social media can predict its daily stock price. Now economists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have launched a website that predicts individual stock trends based on Twitter chatter.

Social media popularity can predict stock prices

A new study conducted by a doctoral student at Pace University, in association with Famecount (which tracks how popular brands are according to social media) concludes that social media popularity can reliably predict daily stock prices.

Nasdaq Stock Market’s computers penetrated by hackers

Hackers have penetrated the computer network of the Nasdaq Stock Market during the past year, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. Federal investigators are trying to figure out who did it and why.

Wall Street blames the computers again

Yesterday’s sudden 1,000-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was created when a trading glitch caused Procter & Gamble, like a sinking ship, to suck down lots of helpless victims along with it. PG shares dove from $62 to $36 per share faster than Jim Cramer could yell “Buy!” on CNBC.