This is a consolidated post for the different ways of finding and researching historical news and past market movements.
Give a big thanks to Johnny, for finding three NEW ways to find historical news:
http://www.bloomberg.com/archive/news/ – Regrettably this archive is just a dated archive of all Bloomberg.com news stories which can sometimes run to hundreds of stories per day, but it’s better than nothing and usually the story headlines easily betray the underlying currency or market related stories. This only goes back to the beginning of the current year with the on-page links but you can change the date/year directly in the URL and go back many years if required.
http://www.reuters.com/news/archive/europeanCurrencyNews – mercifully the Reuters version is archived by ‘currencies’ so you can just go straight to the date required.
http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/forex_news_calendar/ – I have little time for any of the rest of the forexpeacearmy website, but their economic calendar has a feature unseen on any other – namely the ability to go back years and get 1 minute spike data and even charts following all news releases for all the majors. Simply go to the link above and choose an upcoming release, click the ‘More’ link to the far right. This gives you a tabulated list of all the data for that economic release (and any others coincident at the exact time). This list goes back 6 years and more. Notice the ‘Spike (1M)’ column. Also notice the ‘More’ link next to that and it will throw up a chart for the major pair of your choice (change the pair and timeframe in the settings options) and there you can see the price behaviour just before and several hours after that particular release or set of releases.
And the other 4 methods that I shared with you in a previous post:
1. Try a google search with the general date and currency/financial instrument in the search WEB field. For example : Euro Bloomberg march 13, 2010. This searches the entire internet, but it can be inefficient.
2. Try a google search, but only set it to search for NEWS on the specified Date or time priod. For example, you can type in the google search: “euro Bloomberg” , then search for “NEWS”, then go under SEARCH TOOLS, and set the “Any Time” to “Custom Range” to March 10, 2010 – March 16, 2010. Or you can set it to only search for a one day period or two day period. That is a much more specific search and can get you what you are looking for as it only searches news articles for that specific date range you specified. And it specifically searches for news articles – which is what you are looking for.
As another example, if you want to search for articles on George Soros from back in 1994, you can go to GOOGLE NEWS. Type in “George Soros.” Then click on Search tools, then click on Any time, then click Custom range… and set it to search From 1/1/1994 to 12/31/1994.
3. The other way is to use the Forex Factory Calendar. You can usually go back a few years and see the economic news releases and the articles are linked under them.
4. The final way, is if you have a Bloomberg Terminal, or access to one, you can specify a date and it will give you all the news articles for that date in the past.