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Wall Street Journal news provider


What it is

This fundamental provider downloads news items from Wall Street Journal website for international and U.S. stocks alike. The number of items ranges from 1 to a couple dozens depending on the symbol (but not greater than the last 2 years).

Part of MS123 Extra Fundamental/News Providers.

Sample news records

Sample news records

Since the feed doesn't mark its news as "bearish", "bullish", "neutral" or whatever, each and any fundamental item simply has a neutral value of 1.0.

Each news record is timestamped with actual publication date and comes with only one detail: news title. News are accessible in two forms:

  • In a popup when mousing over a WSJ news popup on a stock chart (open up Wealth-Lab's Preferences dialog, Chart Annotations, drag "WSJ news" to the right and click OK)
  • In WealthScript Strategies via the GetDetail method. WSJ news is the fundamental item name, title contains the news title:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Drawing;
using WealthLab;
using WealthLab.Indicators;

namespace WealthLab.Strategies { public class MyStrategy : WealthScript { protected override void Execute() { // List WSJ news for a symbol const char tab = '\u0009'; string item = "WSJ news"; IList<FundamentalItem> fList = FundamentalDataItems(item); ClearDebug(); PrintDebug(Bars.Symbol + tab + "Item Count: " + fList.Count); PrintDebug("Bar" + tab + "Date " + tab + "News"); foreach (FundamentalItem fi in fList) { PrintDebug(fi.Bar.ToString() + tab + fi.Date.ToShortDateString() + tab + fi.GetDetail("title")); } } } }

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