Japanese shares have just completed their best ever winning streak, with investors betting on continued monetary support following a resounding win for incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the country’s election. Monday was the 15th day in a row that Nikkei 225 has risen, with the index rising 1.1% in the last session. Driving those gains has been the expectation that the Japanese government can push forward with the Prime Minister’s ambitious ‘Abenomics’ project.
The value of a thing, the old wisdom goes, is whatever someone is willing to pay for it. You can attempt to work out the intrinsic value of an asset but ultimately much will depend on the wider circumstances and the demand from potential buyers. It’s why you can have very well run companies, sometimes even ones that look cheap on some measures, that are bad investments. It’s also why, conversely, things that look expensive can be good value.
We’ve become used to big political moments over the past two years and another one will arrive this week - but you’d be forgiven for missing it. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China won’t get the attention here that Brexit or Trump or even the general elections of other European countries have received, but it ranks alongside those as a key moment that has the potential to set the direction of markets from here.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".