The Trending Topics module, available via the dashboard, allows you to see the top 100 topics that are trending for a group of companies - in a watchlist (available now) or industry (available in May 2022).

To get started, click on a watchlist dashboard view, and the Trending Topics module will appear in the top left corner of that dashboard view.

Five things you can see from the module:

  1. Top 100 trending topics

  2. The number (and percent) of companies

  3. How mentions of this topic have trended over time

  4. Total number of mentions

  5. The sentiment behind the trend

PLUS, by clicking on a topic in the module, you can easily explore a specific topic. Upon clicking, you will be launched to a search for that topic and watchlist.

How are topics scored?

Topic scores are a mixture of the relative volume of mentions (compared to historical norms), and the number of companies in the group that are mentioning that specific topic. To get to the top of the list, a topic must be:

  • High in volume - at or close to all-time high volumes of mention

  • Shared by many in the group - be mentioned by many companies in the group

  • Be unique enough - be a topic that is at least twice as likely to be mentioned by that group of companies than every other company

To make sure that the trends make sense, our AI model also scrubs topics that are only being mentioned by a small portion of the companies in the group. If you are looking for company-specific trends, you can still leverage the Company Topics module from a company tearsheet.

How to get started?

Here is how you can get started with Trending Topics:

  1. Create a watchlist

  2. Make sure the watchlist is on your dashboard

  3. Click into the watchlist dashboard view


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