Bitcoin’s tumble this week must have crypto-skeptics rubbing their hands in “I told you so” glee. That might be premature, even though the recent correction is dramatic enough to make it understandable. After all, the “mainstream” cryptocurrency (contradiction acknowledged) fell almost five per cent on Monday, and then hastened its declines on Tuesday, plunging as much as 20 per cent.
Just about everyone is convinced that the Bank of Canada is going to raise its overnight rate target next week. Maybe that certainty is overdone. It wasn’t that long ago that few economists expected much to happen in the way of rate hikes until March. But then, just before Christmas, the hawkish data reports started coming in fast and furious. First, Statistics Canada reported that inflation suddenly surged to 2.1 per cent in November, up from 1.4 per cent in October.
As waves of popular unrest grip Iran, traders are starting to see more upside in crude. Prices of benchmark West Texas Intermediate and Brent had, by earlier this week, risen more than US$5 from early December, pushing WTI to north of US$60 a barrel and Brent above US$65. Those levels haven’t been seen in nearly two years.
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".