The ‘Now’ Web Comes to Abnormal Returns and StockTwits


· Abnormal Returns is now fully integrated into StockTwits.

· New real-time component brings the ‘Now’ web to Abnormal Returns.

· Classic Abnormal Returns remains in effect.

We are happy to announce that Abnormal Returns is a fully integrated part of Stocktwits.  We have acquired the website and Tadas Viskanta is joining Stocktwits.  Tadas will continue to run the site full-time as its editor-in-chief while contributing his insights as we grow Stocktwits.

The ‘Now’ web is all about links, and the financial community is all about fresh ideas. Stocktwits streams can move pretty quickly especially in fast markets.  Therefore, some level of aggregation is a welcome tool for many users.  While aggregation tools continue to evolve, curation remains a crucial component.

Blending the two is where art and science meet.

The new look Abnormal Returns will continue to bring it’s daily “wide-ranging, forecast-free investment blog” while adding a real-time component.  Abnormal Returns Now will provide readers with a real-time take on finance and investment news.  This aggregation will harness both the power of the StockTwits community and editorial insight to bring a stream of intelligent investment links to its readers.

This launch is the next step in an entire revamp of the StockTwits platform coming in the next two weeks.  Design clues like the cleaner navigation bar and integrated Abnormal Return headlines tie together the growing network of real-time sites that power StockTwits.

StockTwits CEO Howard Lindzon and Abnormal Returns Editor-in-chief Tadas Viskanta will be on StockTwits TV at 5pm PST (8pm EST) to discuss the deal and the future of the ‘Now’ financial web.

About Abnormal Returns

Abnormal Returns brings the best of the finance web to its readers. Over time, it has been widely praised and has become an integral member of the investment blogosphere. Abnormal Returns is now a fully integrated member of the StockTwits network of real-time sites. In its current incarnation, Abnormal Returns has two components.

First, Abnormal Returns Classic, “A wide-ranging, forecast-free investment blog” is the version of the site that has been online since its inception in 2005. The site’s daily linkfest is relied upon by readers around the world for its consistent look at the best of the investment blogosphere.

The second component, Abnormal Returns Now is a real-time version of the site that is harnessing the power of the StockTwits community to source unique and highly relevant investment links for its readers. The site seeks to artfully blend the use of automated aggregation tools and editorial insight to curate in real-time the rapidly changing financial web.

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and Editor-in-chief of Abnormal Returns. Tadas is a private investor with over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. He is the co-author of over a dozen investment-related papers that have appeared in publications like the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management among others. Tadas holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Indiana University. He lives with his family in the heartland of America.

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