Does anyone know if it is possible to write a software to pull Yahoo message board sentiment for a specific stock?

Any API from Yahoo or anyone has done it before?

  • $\begingroup$ This is very vague... Have you done any research about it? How would you tackle the problem? This is very close to be off-topic as "too-broad" but I'll let the community decide $\endgroup$ – SRKX Sep 30 '15 at 9:34
  • $\begingroup$ you'd probably have to build a custom web scraper in python or sometihng....than parse it accordingly. $\endgroup$ – user17720 Oct 3 '15 at 2:22
  • $\begingroup$ Try Yahoo Query Language (YQL). $\endgroup$ – owner Dec 4 '15 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ That question has two parts: how do you effectively get messages and their metadata (timestamp, username) from a yahoo finance message board (pure programming exercise) and part two - how do you extract sentiment from that. Which is so extremely broad it is not even funny to start. $\endgroup$ – TomTom Mar 22 '17 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe you want to try Sentiment Classifier, which works well on Finance text such as this one rapidapi.com/logicione/api/finance-text-sentiment. I have been successfully using this API to make trades based on News headline sentiment for certain stocks and bitcoin and getting a great ROI. $\endgroup$ – Watt Jan 11 at 5:11

you can use opinion finder tool or gpoms tool to conduct sentimental analysis

  • $\begingroup$ Can you use those tools directly to do sentiment analysis on Yahoo? $\endgroup$ – Bob Jansen Mar 22 '17 at 12:11

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