Lookback: Google and Wikipedia searches can predict market movements, say researchers


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The secret to predicting the stock market may not be as elusive as previously thought, according to researchers at Warwick Business School in the UK. The researchers say they have found links between Google and Wikipedia searches and movements in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The team, led by Suzy Moat, senior research fellow at the school, used historic analysis and detected increases in views of financially related Wikipedia pages prior to stock market falls. This led them to conclude th

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