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About this site|
We strive to be the best independent english-languange news referral source on companies listed on the Thai stock exchange. Also to provide information in general that would be important to investors and traders.
Apart from long insight on-location for into Thai stock news we have a system - the INPUT (Intelligent News Processing and User Targetting - to support us. It compares the input from a high number of available on-line sources with specifications made by you. If something seems to be relevant for you we instantly notify you.
Also, news are made available to you in a way that makes it easier to stay informed. An example is our front page where news of the day is ordered by companies/sectors mentioned in the news. Requirements
To use the WAP version of ThaiStockWatch.com your device needs to support X-HTML. For SMS: all mobile phones with this facility should be OK. Special Facilities
It is a way to speed up access to information, e.g. articles. On the front page you will find a link, "AC Fast Link" (AC="Article Code"). This is in the main intended to be used by mobile phone users receiving an SMS alert about an article mathing their specifications. This is how it works: Let's say you get the following alert on your mobile:
Or you can simply enter the entire URL as given, thst.com/ac/xyzpq. This will also take you directly to the article.
Hardly! Some URLs are very long, hard to read and type and eat too much of the limited SMS space. E.g.
Compare that to typing
Naturally the company name is a strong factor but this is far from enough, as the full company name is not always given. Occurence of a company symbol in the article is of course also relevant, but much more is needed than just to scan for symbols. E.g. the symbol TRUBB would very surely mean that the article contained a referral to Thai Rubber Latex Corporation (Thailand) PLC, but how about THAI, PR and IT? These are common abbreviations, but they are also stock symbols. The Recognization Module of the INPUT system ("RMI") is quite intelligent and allows for weighting probabilities with occurrences of different symbols. This gives a very high score of correctness, better than 95%, but false negatives and false positives still exist.
If an article is detected to contain reference to a company but really does not, we talk about a false positive. A source with the headline "Thai Air Safer Than Ever" could be detected as containing a reference to Thai Airways PLC. However, the article might really be about reduced pollution in Thailand.
A false negative is the other way around: when an article actually does contain a reference to a company but it is not detected. Incompletely written company names will always increase risk of false negatives, although the RMI also does a good job here.
In that case we will rather notify the user too many times than too few. Let's say there was really 9 articles with a reference to TRUBB. Most users would rather receive 10 references with one not truly relevant than receive 8 relevant and missing one. Our data
Everything that might be relevant for Thai stocks. With varying intensity and degree of monitoring this means hundreds of news sources.
Absolutely not. All data is delivered by the INPUT-system which is written in its entirety by U5com and running exclusively on our servers.
That being said we would have no problems with using news compilation from other sources and we keep looking for options here. Our sole aim is to provide users with the best possible service, regardless of where tools would come from.
Please contact us and let us discuss options.
Yes and no. It can run without monitoring but it is made so humans can assist in the evaluation of data. This combination gives the best results.
The system is not prepared to be sold as a stand-alone software package. Investors and people interested are welcome to acquire.
If not I'd recommend a class-action against Google, Yahoo, AltaVista, Lycos etc. They have more money than us. :-) Seriously, current legal standing is that linking to other sources with a small bit of context is generally accepted. It is similar to printed catalogues.
Technically we could easily do it, but we ourselves feel that it is on the edge of acceptable behavior. Those spending resources on writing an article should have people reading it on the website in the intended context. When we link to the source we are doing it a favor and can expect to be met with cooperation.
Hard to see any good reason but if so, we would of course respect that. All that would be needed is that a person with an email-address mentioned as contact on the page in question writes to us. We will check that the sender is correct by answering the mail and if reply is then recieved we will exclude the publisher. Thai stocks
No, not typical, but times are rapidly changing. In recent years Asia on average has been a much more profitable investment than the west. Many of us who live here believe that we are seeing a long-term correction in prices between the west and Asia.
Yes, anyone of legal age who can verify that their funds are not a result of illegal activities in Thailand. For foreigners the simplest way to do this is to transfer funds directly into their brokers account. Do not make the mistake of transferring or bringing in the money any other way, they will usually not be accepted for any investment. Always discuss matters with your broker first.
For the list of SEC-approved brokers the answer is a very clear "Yes", it will be a safe partner to deal with in that respect. Be careful very with other institutions.
No, you do not. You can open an account from anywhere.
The golden rule for tax is that tax is always applicable in the country where the person made the money. This appears to be rather undefined in this case. For dividends a 10% tax is withheld when paid.
Parts or all of your account standing will be transferred to you at your request, minus various expenses (all within reason). Different brokers have different rules. We have never heard about problems here.
When you have chosen your broker we will be happy to stand by.
I remain very positive. A major crash as in 1997 is very unlikely to happen again anytime soon. It was very much a result of irrational western investor-craze, not unlike the dot-com period. Like ignored fundamentals and stocks prices going up despite failing returns. Banks having incredibly high level of non-performing loans. The people with knowledge who blew the whistle was overheard.
Investors have by and large learnt their lesson. The world will never see the last crash, but currently the Asia economy is as healty as ever. Problems with the site
Well, 99% of the time the user has
A. - forgotten his username or password
B. - not enabled cookies in the browser.
If you have forgotten your password but remember your username you can get it back by clicking on /* Security and Privacy
Who will know the data I as a subscriber enter into your system?