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Fly Over the Stock Market Information Nest

29 April 2008 - Features - Editor

You cannot escape the Information Age. Everyone promises not to spam your data. That does not include looking over your shoulder. Do you ever use a search engine? The best one will not disclose your identity. However, they do let you browse trends. Which words do people use for searches? How has this changed over time? You can access anonymous but significant data. Compare results for languages, across countries, and even cities. This applies to stocks as well.

Electronic banking, credit cards, and Internet commerce, act like X-Rays. Your shopping and browsing habits are strip searched. There are no warning signs, but you are under nearly constant surveillance. Professional marketers use this genre of information for better business. You can do the same. The entire stock market mechanism can be seen in an information exchange format.

You could have a salaried job, or an enterprise of your own. You might be a student in need of some extra cash, or unemployed and pretty desperate. Everyone can put information to work and earn money. Here is an easy step to the Information Age Omnibus.

There are two kinds of information. One is primary, which you access at source. A record of everyone who has called on your cellular telephone is an example of primary data. How many calls did you receive? What categories of purposes were behind all this communication? Where did the calls originate? How long did they last? This is just one gold mine that we ignore in our everyday lives.

Electronic databases and libraries are public sources of secondary data. It helps if you live in a democracy. The Right to Information is a freeway to valuable research through government websites. Search engines let you browse classic texts wherever you may live. Published data on consumers are valuable for business.

Do you process all the primary and secondary data that you can possibly access? Can you process it some more to generate useful information? You can use information to improve your own business results. Another approach is to sell outputs to someone else. You gain either way.

 


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