Twitter cashtags for stocks

November 26th, 2015 - submitted by StockLight team

Did you know that Twitter lets you research stocks using ticker symbols like $BHP?

Cashtags were originally pioneered by american website StockTwits prior to being adopted by Twitter and provide for a structured way to tag social media commentary against listed companies.

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StockLight announces partnership with Finance News Network

September 15th, 2015 - submitted by the StockLight team

StockLight today announces a partnership with Australia's leading provider of video market commentary; Finance News Network (FNN).

FNN regularly conduct exclusive video interviews with ASX CEO's by putting them on camera to highlight company results, discuss strategy and project future outlooks. StockLight has developed a proprietary in-app video player and FNN integration to redistribute this content to our entire audience of Australian investors.

Yesterday, Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather featured in our first video. Any StockLight subscriber who held a premium subscription and had their watchlist configured to track ASX:SYD received a notification about it straight to their devices News Feed. StockLight is proud to be Australia's first mobile app to offer CEO interviews as we continue to innovate new ways for every day Australians to research and invest like a professional.

Simon Van Es, Finance News Networks MD comments, "As a user of the Stocklight platform we are delighted to be contributing to what is already a fantastic tool for investors."

ASX:SYD CEO Kerrie Mather video interview

Front page article in News Limited

September 14th, 2015 - submitted by StockLight team

StockLight was all over the front page of Australia's biggest newspaper today when News Limited ran a piece on our new 'Insider' director transactions feature.

A great writeup from Frank Chung and syndicated across to: The Weekly Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, Adelaide Now, Perth Now, Gold Coast Bulletin, Townsville Bulletin, Cairns Post, NT News, Geelong Advertiser, The Courier Mail, The Mercury, The Australian

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StockLight 2.0 released to the app stores

September 8th, 2015 - submitted by StockLight team

StockLight has launched it's biggest update yet with today's launch of the new app to the App Store and Google Play.

"We are thrilled to be giving away StockLight 2.0 to Australian investors" said Jason Kotchoff, StockLight's founder. "With over 2,000 listed companies to choose from and the big fund managers controlling 86% of the money, less then 1% of investors (the professionals) have historically had access to such advanced investing tools." "By providing access to quality market research in such an accessible medium, we are helping to put the power back into the hands of the investing public."

Australian directors holdings disclosed

August 10th, 2015 - submitted by the StockLight team

In a world first, StockLight is now publishing director transactions and holdings from ASX company insiders to our new Twitter account @ASXinsiders.

When a director buys or sells shares in a public company for which they sit on the board, corporate governance obligations require them to report their transactions and holdings to the ASX.

Until now, there has been no easy way for retail investors to track these holdings and transactions as they happen. That changes today as StockLight is now disclosing not only the trade details but also the ownership stake of the director involved as both a rough monetary amount and as a rough overall percentage of the company.

As anticipation builds towards the next StockLight release, this gives a sneak peak towards the powerful new tools and filters our users can look forward to in what is shaping up to be the most comprehensive StockLight app update since launch.

Insider activity can be a good starting point to further investigate a company however note that as with other StockLight data, it should not be used alone as an indicator to buy or sell a stock.