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I'm looking to build a news-based trading algo and I need a live news feed for economic data.

Are there are free sources available? I cannot find a single one.

It doesn't have to be perfect, and I'm willing to get my hands dirty and do some development but if anyone has done this before, I would like to know where you got your data and how you were able to make it "live" (that is, did you poll a service, did you scrape a page, or were you able to get a push stream set up somehow?)

As a side, I'm also interested in non-economic news feeds for a stocks strategy. Same question applies (are there any free sources of corporate news and how were you able to make it "live", if it wasnt already build for that)?

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newsfilter.io provides a real-time financial, and economic news API.

You can easily create rules that the system should use to filter newly incoming articles. For example, you can create a rule as follows

  1. If: symbols contains TSLA
  2. Then: speak message New Article Found! {headline}

The user interface let's you create such rules very easily (see below). The front-end is connected to the news server via a real-time socket.io channel (a websocket equivalent).

I plan to release a Node.js library soon. You would be able to handle new articles like this:

const newsFilterApi = require('api');

newsFilterApi.on('article', article => {
  // do something with new article...
})

Example: Real-Time News Stream

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  • $\begingroup$ Looks dope, thanks for creating this! Would be even better to have economic indicators in numeric form such as this data: forexfactory.com/calendar.php . Articles require additional analysis for sentiment, numeric indicators however are immediately actionable for a Forex trading system $\endgroup$ – Vazgen Jan 16 at 3:10
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You could use a RSS data feed from any reputable source (Bloomberg, TReuters, etc)

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