First off, Tadas, the founder of Abnormal Returns, will be live with me at 5 pst on Stocktwits.TV to talk about his passion for this news project.
Passing news link is still the main shizzle when it comes to Stocktwits, Twitter and blogging. When I stumbled upon Techmeme in 2005, it became an instant favorite and still is today. Gabe Rivera has grown and evolved the site in amazing ways adding curation to the aggregation. He just has a great eye and style.
I have always been unhappy with how the Financial sector has dealt with aggregation. It’s narrow and big media focused. I discovered Abnormal Returns in 2006 and was also hooked. Tadas had a simple Google Blogger site. Tadas knew how to put together a themed linkfest. The only problem was I wanted more. Now, with URL shrinking, and a big Stocktwits community sharing links in real-time from all over the financial web, we are launching our version of a Financial/Market Meme.
Mike at Tech Crunch is covering the story with the following post. Here is what we are launching:
· Abnormal Returns is now fully integrated into StockTwits.
· New real-time component brings the ‘Now’ web to Abnormal Returns.
· Classic Abnormal Returns remains in effect.
We are happy to announce that Abnormal Returns is a fully integrated part of Stocktwits. We have acquired the website and Tadas Viskanta is joining Stocktwits. Tadas will continue to run the site full-time as its editor-in-chief while contributing his insights as we grow Stocktwits.
The ‘Now’ web is all about links, and the financial community is all about fresh ideas. Stocktwits streams can move pretty quickly especially in fast markets. Therefore, some level of aggregation is a welcome tool for many users. While aggregation tools continue to evolve, curation remains a crucial component.
Blending the two is where art and science meet.
The new look Abnormal Returns will continue to bring it’s daily “wide-ranging, forecast-free investment blog” while adding a real-time component. Abnormal Returns Now will provide readers with a real-time take on finance and investment news. This aggregation will harness both the power of the StockTwits community and editorial insight to bring a stream of intelligent investment links to its readers.
This launch is the next step in an entire revamp of the StockTwits platform coming in the next two weeks. Design clues like the cleaner navigation bar and integrated Abnormal Return headlines tie together the growing network of real-time sites that power StockTwits.
A great way of consuming the new Abnormal Returns Now is in the StockTwits Desktop application. To do this , first copy the Abnormal Returns Now RSS Feed URL. Then open up your StockTwits Desktop and select the Add Streams button in the upper-lefthand corner. Select RSS Feed and paste the Abnormal Returns Now RSS URL into the box that pops up and click Load. If you’ve done it successfully, a stream like on the left should pop up in your desktop.
About Abnormal Returns
Abnormal Returns brings the best of the finance web to its readers. Over time, it has been widely praised and has become an integral member of the investment blogosphere. Abnormal Returns is now a fully integrated member of the StockTwits network of real-time sites. In its current incarnation, Abnormal Returns has two components.
First, Abnormal Returns Classic, “A wide-ranging, forecast-free investment blog” is the version of the site that has been online since its inception in 2005. The site’s daily linkfest is relied upon by readers around the world for its consistent look at the best of the investment blogosphere.
The second component, Abnormal Returns Now is a real-time version of the site that is harnessing the power of the StockTwits community to source unique and highly relevant investment links for its readers. The site seeks to artfully blend the use of automated aggregation tools and editorial insight to curate in real-time the rapidly changing financial web.
Tadas Viskanta is the founder and Editor-in-chief of Abnormal Returns. Tadas is a private investor with over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. He is the co-author of over a dozen investment-related papers that have appeared in publications like the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management among others. Tadas holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Indiana University. He lives with his family in the heartland of America.