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Can Twitter Sentiment Gives the Weather of the Financial Markets?

Imen Hamraoui*, Adel Boubaker

International Finance Group Tunisia, Faculty of Management and Economic Sciences of Tunis Tunisia, El Manar University, Tunis Cedex, C. P. 2092, Tunisia

* Corresponding Author: Imen Hamraoui. Email:

Journal on Big Data 2021, 3(4), 155-173.


Finance 3.0 is still in its infancy. Yet big data represents an unprecedented opportunity for finance. The massive increase in the volume of data generated by individuals every day on the Internet offers researchers the opportunity to approach the question of financial market predictability from a new perspective. In this article, we study the relationship between a well-known Twitter micro-blogging platform and the Tunisian financial market. In particular, we consider, over a 12-month period, Twitter volume and sentiment across the 22 stock companies that make up the Tunindex index. We find a relatively weak Pearson correlation and Granger causality between the corresponding time series over the entire period.


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I. Hamraoui and A. Boubaker, "Can twitter sentiment gives the weather of the financial markets?," Journal on Big Data, vol. 3, no.4, pp. 155–173, 2021.

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