StckMrktStatus - Providing Logical Explanations for the Stock Market

I've always thought the stock market reports you hear on the news are fairly silly. "The Dow Jones was up x% because this or that happened." The people saying those things always sound smart and informed, but no one really has any idea why a stock goes up or down in value. So, I made a bot to do the same thing. @StckMrktStatus will pick a stock from the NASDAQ or Dow Jones, see how it is doing for the day, and then add a reason for the change. The reasons are pulled from tweets that have the word 'because' on them. It's pretty simple but seems to work nicely:

The code is pretty simple, and I'll post it sometime soon (I'm working on a post about the code of my last few bots in general).

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