How to make money with Owlin
Three recent cases from the real world
08 AUGUST 2014, UTRECHT
SummaryOn July 30, ASML jumped 11% in half a trading day. Dutch investment blogs were initially puzzled. Owlin readers knew, though: Owlin carried the market-moving news from an American trade letter 1h26m before Dutch news sources picked it up (at which point the stock had already climbed 7,5%). In two other instances in the same week of July 2014, Owlin did not give traders an actual time advantage during trading hours but something almost as valuable: time to reflect and analyse the news.
Market-moving news on ASML:
Owlin gives Dutch subscribers a 1h26m time advantage
On July 30, ASML jumped 11% in half a trading day. Dutch investment blogs were initially puzzled. Owlin readers knew, though: Owlin carried the market-moving news from an American trade letter 1h26m before Dutch news sources picked it up (at which point the stock had already climbed 7,5%).
13:04: Electronics Weekly reports significant technological advance of ASML subsidiary Cymer Inc, a company acquired by ASML last year. ASML shares start creeping up about 20 minutes later
14:17: Dutch news site IEX asks ‘what is going on?’
14:30: Dutch website ‘deaandeelhouder.nl’ is the first to re-report the news from Electronics Weekly
17:00: ASML closes up 11%
Because Owlin covers 500.000+ sources worldwide, including primary sources like blogs and specialty websites, Owlin subscribers received market-moving news on ASML almost 1,5 hrs before the first Dutch news source reported it.
In two other instances in the same week of July 2014, Owlin did not give traders an actual time advantage during trading hours but something almost as valuable: time to reflect and analyse the news.
July 29, 2014: Klepierre takeover bid for Corio NV
midnight, 28 July: Dutch financial regulator (AFM) announces on its website that trading in Corio is suspended
02:00: independent news source LAW360 publishes the reason: Corio is about to be taken over by Klepierre, a French rival
09:00: most media report on the news, just before or after trading opens. Klepierre’s all-share offer is €41,44 per Corio share, a 15,4% premium on the previous day’s closing.
Owlin reported all news moments in real time or minutes later. In this case, Owlin subscribers had no trading advantage because the takeover announcement came outside market hours. But Owlin did give subscribers the reason behind the announcement to suspend trading; and ample time (seven hours) to consider their trading strategy in Corio before the opening bell.
July 31: Adidas announces profit warning at 07.45, Owlin subscribers get it straight away, 1h15m before market opening
07:45: Owlin references www.adidas-group.com with the latest revised financial outlook and announced strategic measures of Adidas Group
09:00: German financial news sources are quick to report the news of the revised profit expectations. Adidas shares open more than 15% lower than the close of previous day
Owlin shows that access to ‘raw’ information from the source gives a valuable trading advantage. Owlin’s news search not only includes news services but also primary sources of news such as corporate websites, government announcements, blogs, and forums.
About the Company:
Amsterdam-based Owlin has been developing news search and analysis tools since its inception in 2012. Owlin's proprietary search and analysis software helps you gain control over the wealth of information on the internet. Owlin scans more than 2 million news sources around the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 'turns the news into actionable intelligence'.