How to Use Benzinga Pro to get Stock Market News

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 06:45 pm | by Delaney DeAngelis | No comments

One of the most important tools for a trader is the ability to access fast stock market news. Benzinga Pro delivers that in an easy-to-use streaming platform that’s focused on bringing you financial news in real-time. 

How Do I Use Benzinga Pro for Stock News? 

  • Customize your Newsfeed 
  • Create watchlists for a curated feed of tickers 
  • Custom Alerts (Desktop, Audio and Email)
  • Audio Squawk 
  • Look out for Why Is It Moving? tags 

Newsfeed

Image of the Benzinga Pro Newsfeed

The core of Benzinga Pro is the Newsfeed. This tool brings you fast, reliable stock market news so you can stay informed about what news is affecting the markets. You can fully customize the Newsfeed to fit your trading strategy and the type of stocks you are looking for. In addition—you can create several Newsfeeds to fit your needs. 

Sources 

You can filter the Newsfeed through several sources: 

  • Benzinga Signals – Notifications of key signals like option alerts, block trades, and more. 
  • Benzinga Wire – Our main news wire
  • Jiji Press (English) – News from Jiji Press, based in Japan. 
  • Partner Links – Links from partner websites, including Seeking Alpha, Talk Markets and more. 
  • Press Releases
  • SEC Filings

You can also color-code sources to differentiate them in your Newsfeed.

Categories 

You can also select from different categories to only get the news you want to see. Choose from 28 different categories, including:

  • Analyst Ratings
  • M&A
  • Tech
  • Earnings/Guidance
  • Why Is It Moving?

These categories can also be color-coded to easily find them in your Newsfeed.

Sectors 

Benzinga Pro lets you choose from 11 sector categories. Within the sector categories, you can choose from a variety of industry groups so you can choose what stock market news you want to see.

Sector categories include:

  • Basic Materials
  • Consumer Cyclical
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer Defensive
  • Healthcare
  • Utilities
  • Communication Services
  • Energy
  • Industrials
  • Technology

Watchlists 

Image of a Benzinga Pro watchlist

Another tool Benzinga Pro offers is Watchlists. Once you make your stock watchlist, you can filter the Newsfeed to create a curated stream of news for the specific tickers you’re looking for.

Desktop Notifications

You can enable desktop notifications at any time to stay on top of every headline that matters, even if you are browsing in another tab or window. You can also enable sound and email alerts through the alert settings.

Squawk 

The Newsfeed isn’t the only way you can get fast stock market news with Benzinga Pro. Our Audio Squawk provides you with headlines and real-time market updates read out loud so you never miss key news.

Why Is It Moving?

Image of The Newsfeed Filtered by Why Is It Moving

Sometimes, it’s not always clear why a stock is moving. To fill in the gaps, Benzinga Pro’s news desk analysts work hard to figure out why stocks are moving. Once they post it, you can find it on the details page of a stock, or filter your Newsfeed by the category “Why Is It Moving?”

Benzinga Pro makes it easy to sift through the constant stream of stock news. If you haven’t started your free, two-week trial yet, start your trial to see how you can stay up-to-date on the markets with Benzinga Pro.

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