Explain Web Agents

All the information that we need to judge a stocks investment potential can be found on the internet ... somewhere. Despite the quality of the popular search engines, it can still be very difficult to find highly relevant information on specific subjects.

The solution to this problem is to have one's own personalised search agent — this is a spider which crawls from site to site looking for highly specific information; the spider knows precisely what it is looking for and uses the algorithmic equivalent of guesswork and intuition to choose which sites look the most promising to visit.

With such a tool as this we can find relevant information, relatively quickly without having to personally surf a lot of Web sites packed with all the usual advertising clutter and commercial spam.