Ever wished for a return to the good old days when life was simple, living was easy and there was reasonable confidence about better times ahead. Not quite mum’s home-made apple pie, Nat King Cole getting his kicks on Route 66 and the family huddled around terrestrial TV to catch up on the Mary Tyler Moore show. But a return to a world based on stability and some semblance of life improving. It seems a bygone age.
Certainly the sell-off in US equity markets followed the February 2 release of US average hourly earnings data which showed a 2.9 per cent year-on-year rise in January, the biggest increase since June 2009. Wednesday’s US consumer price index (CPI) release arguably now assumes even greater importance than usual. A benign CPI reading, especially if reinforced by Thursday’s US producer price index (PPI) number, may calm nerves.
Geopolitical considerations can often allow double standards to emerge which end up being reflected in markets. In that vein, while US President Donald Trump talks the talk on China, the White House has little to say about Japan where the local monetary policy settings still lend themselves to a relatively weak yen. Given that Trump last week characterised China as a rival of the US, there’s a big element of Sino/US geopolitics at play.
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".