Trade The News Review
  • News Service
  • Value
  • Ease of Use
  • Features
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Summary

TradeTheNews is a financial markets news feed for experienced traders and institutions, focusing on the “edge” that it provides to trader. More than just a simple news feed, the platform provides speed, age, depth of coverage, diverse offering, unbiased insight, and confidence for investors. 

About TradeTheNews

TradeTheNews is a financial markets news feed for the most serious traders and institutions. They market themselves to those who need the fastest and most consistent information flow. They offer news feeds for equities, fixed income, commodities, and currencies, and supply proprietary research to their clients.

The main focus of TradeTheNews’ marketing is on their “edge.” Through this, they’re attempting to convey that they’re not a simple news feed and that their platform can actually be a source of alpha for traders and institutions. They credit this edge to their speed, age, depth of coverage, diverse offering, unbiased insight, and confidence.

TradeTheNews Pricing

TradeTheNews offers five tiers of paid membership, with no free memberships, outside of a free trial. The following prices are based on an individual, non-professional user, in other words, prices will vary for institutions.

Standard Equity Text Membership

Price: $150/month

This membership gives you access to their equity news feed and associated research/tools. Here is the features this plan gets you, as laid out by TradeTheNews:

  • Interactive Earnings & Conference Call Calendar
  • Streaming Text Headlines
  • Headline Email Alerts
  • Custom AM email report
  • Morning Report Tab
  • International Weekly Calendars
  • Daily EU, Asia and Americas Market Updates
  • Weekly Wrap Up Email

Premium 13F Radar Membership

Price: $225/month

This plan gets you everything from the Standard Equity Text Membership, plus the 13F Radar, a 13F analytics tool. Here is all of the features you get in this plan:

  • 13F Radar
  • Interactive Earnings & Conference Call Calendar
  • Streaming Text Headlines
  • Headline Email Alerts
  • Custom AM email report
  • Morning Report Tab
  • International Weekly Calendars
  • Daily EU, Asia and Americas Market Updates
  • Weekly Wrap Up Email

PRO Equity Membership

Price: $350/month

This plan gets you everything from the Premium 13F Radar Membership, plus their audio offerings for equity markets, like their squawk boxes. Here are the features you get in this plan:

  • Global Equity News Squawk
  • Daily EventWatch Briefing
  • “Ask The Desk” Live Research
  • 13F Radar
  • Interactive Earnings & Conference Call Calendar
  • Streaming Text Headlines
  • Headline Email Alerts
  • Custom AM email report
  • Morning Report Tab
  • International Weekly Calendars
  • Daily EU, Asia and Americas Market Updates
  • Weekly Wrap Up Email

Standard Macro/FX Text Membership

Price: $85/month

This plan gives you access to text-based news feeds for Forex and credit markets, and associated research/tools. Here are the features offered in this plan:

  • Credit/FOREX Text Headlines
  • Email and AIM Portfolio Alerts
  • Morning Reports
  • International Weekly Calendar
  • Daily Market Updates

PRO Macro/FX Audio Membership

Price: $185/month

This plan gives you access to everything from the Standard Macro/FX Text Membership, plus their audio offerings for Forex and credit markets. Here are the features offered in this plan:

  • Credit/FX News Squawk
  • “Ask The Desk” Live Research
  • Credit/FOREX Text Headlines
  • Email and AIM Portfolio Alerts
  • Morning Reports
  • International Weekly Calendar
  • Daily Market Updates

Plan Comparisons

TradeTheNews has a comparison of their plans on their site:

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TradeTheNews Features

News Feed

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The TradeTheNews dashboard is simple and easy to use. TradeTheNews definitely has a speed edge over other platforms like Benzinga Pro, while is likely equal speed-wise with something like Ransquawk.

My favorite part about this platform is how practically written each headline and news piece is, which is a problem with most traditional news feeds, especially those packaged with broker platforms. Most news feeds require one to click-through and read a few paragraphs to get the piece of information you need, while TradeTheNews is designed for traders, hence the name. For example, let’s look at the difference in how TradeTheNews reports an analyst upgrade of Mastercard, versus how another firm reported it:

TradeTheNews:

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Other Firm:

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The news feed has some filters, by sector or asset class. You can additionally create a portfolio of securities and have a custom news feed for that portfolio.

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Economic Calendar

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TradeTheNews curates weekly economic and corporate earnings calendars with a wealth of information full of catalysts and events to trade on during the upcoming week. Here’s some of the information you can get from the calendar:

  • Economic events
  • Ex-dividend dates
  • Speakers
  • Conferences
  • Analyst/Investor Events
  • Annual Meetings
  • Political Events
  • Earnings

Morning Report

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TradeTheNews curates a morning report laying out all important information a trader should know going into a trading day, giving one trade ideas and catalysts to trade on before the market opens. TradeTheNews curates reports for North American markets, European markets, and Asian markets. Here’s some key information that TradeTheNews includes in their reports:

  • Top Market Quotes
  • Highlight Stocks from Previous Day
  • Economic Data to be Released
  • Stocks with Pre-Market News
  • Analyst Actions
  • Debt & Equity Offerings
  • Events
  • Earnings

Who is TradeTheNews Best For?

TradeTheNews is a quality news service that I think is priced quite fairly given the wealth of information you have access to. The question of whether they are a fit for you comes down to a few factors. Do you need a news feed? A news feed subscription will net tremendous ROI for some, and very little for others, all depending on their trading niche, and their speed. Some traders would be best to only use charts and a stock scanner, while others will excel with tons of information flying at them.

If you’ve determined that you need a news feed, the next question is whether or not you need to pay for a monthly subscription or if the news feed inside your broker’s platform is sufficient. This comes down to how you will synthesize the information. Do you plan to act on news events immediately? Or would you rather use news events to spot changes in trends and wait to get into the stock? If you don’t need a speed edge in your news feed, and the extra time it takes for the news to show up on your free/discounted news feed won’t hinder your efforts, then your capital is probably better spent elsewhere, namely your trading account.

The last factor one should look at when determining if they need TradeTheNews is the other news feeds out there. Their two biggest competitors are Benzinga Pro and Ransquawk.

Benzinga costs $199/month, while Ransquawk will run you $300 per month.

Pros

  • Very fast news feed
  • Great weekly and morning reports
  • Reporting is to-the-point

Cons

  • Cost is high, but it is in-line with the rest of it’s industry
  • Could use more news filters based on metrics like market cap