The inspiration for this project came from the recent events that have transpired regarding retail investors trading GME, AMC, BB and other heavily shorted stocks. The subreddit 'r/WallStreetBets' was one of the main drivers in these events and we thought it'd be cool to create a monitoring dashboard to see what stock tickers are currently trending on the subreddit.
We took this opportunity to learn web-scraping, data processing and some front-end development. We are using the reddit API to pull the top 100 recent posts and comments from the subreddit, processing it using python and displaying the statistics on our site.
Some future work for our project includes:
- NLP for additional stock ticker detection
- Sentiment analysis for the stock tickers on the subreddit
- Additional visualizations and user customization of data selection