An entropy-based analysis of the relationship between the DOW JONES Index and the TRNA Sentiment series

David E. Allen, Michael McAleer, Abhay K. Singh

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This article features an analysis of the relationship between the DOW JONES Industrial Average (DJIA) Index and a sentiment news series using daily data obtained from the Thomson Reuters News Analytics (TRNA) provided by SIRCA (The Securities Industry Research Centre of the Asia Pacific). The recent growth in the availability of on-line financial news sources, such as internet news and social media sources provides instantaneous access to financial news. Various commercial agencies have started developing their own filtered financial news feeds which are used by investors and traders to support their algorithmic trading strategies. TRNA is one such data set. In this study, we use the TRNA data set to construct a series of daily sentiment scores for DJIA stock index component companies. We use these daily DJIA market sentiment scores to study the relationship between financial news sentiment scores and the stock prices of these companies using entropy measures. The entropy and mutual information (MI) statistics permit an analysis of the amount of information within the sentiment series, its relationship to the DJIA and an indication of how the relationship changes over time.

LanguageEnglish
Pages677-692
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Economics
Volume49
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • DJIA
  • entropy
  • information
  • sentiment
  • TRNA

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