This new service was introduced in May 2012 to provide our paid MicroCap subscribers with text message and Twitter alerts (we also post the information on a Stockhouse message board). If sent too frequently (more than once per day) we ran the risk of being flagged as spamming by corporate email servers so this was the best solution.
This approach also meant that the information would be available to the general public. Therefore, alerts that look exceptionally strong are emailed to our MicroCap subscribers.
We continually monitor Canadian news releases throughout the day AND track several hundred companies from our own research, other newsletters, analysts, and the media. We watch for abnormal price and volume activity. The objective is to watch for shifts in trend that may create shorter term opportunities to make money.
In addition, throughout the day we monitor ALL news being issued by TSX and TSX.V companies to try and spot breaking fundamentals which may move a MicroCap stock short term – if very fundamentally strong, these are also emailed as an alert to paid MicroCap subscribers.
Monitoring news throughout the day also helps us identify new companies that we may prepare a separate research report on.