Crowd Technologies, which operates the stock sentiment site Piqqem, piqqem.com, today announced the immediate availability of its free real-time stock market sentiment tool.
The tool or widget can be placed on any website and polls users on the future price direction of a select group of securities. The user immediately sees the results, while the host site sees interesting voting patterns amongst its user base -- all with no registration. piqqem.com/widgets
The Honolulu Star Bulletin www.starbulletin.com/business is the first media site to adopt the widget. "We feel it is a fun way for our readers to follow local and national stocks prices and the sentiment widget gives them a reason to come back to our business section every day," said Rob Meyers of the Star Bulletin.
Piqqem allows its users to vote on the price direction of a stock, select a specific future price of a stock, and comment directly on the stock. From the collected data or votes, Piqqem applies unique algorithms to calculate absolute and relative sentiment on the entire universe of publicly traded securities.
"The importance of stock sentiment is increasing as investors look for new ways to analyze and predict the future directions of markets," said Jett Winter, CEO of Crowd Technologies. "Our sentiment tool is a way for any site to create and track sentiment of any list of stocks."
Crowd Technologies is funded by a group of Silicon Valley Angels including Apple Co-founder Mike Markula, TellMe Networks founder and Microsoft Executive Mike McCue, and EBay's first general counsel Brad Handler.