The panic at the exchange led to a sharp drop in shares that Nathan Rothschild was able to purchase at a record low prices. What earned him not only a decent state, but also place the participant in the history of one of their major financial transactions. Answer to the question of how Rothschild was able to get the latest information on the outcome of the battle as fast yet been found. There are two basic assumptions in this regard. Wells Fargo Bank has plenty of information regarding this issue. Getting information provide either its own courier service, or pigeon post, located on a farm in Kent Rothschild. The main value of information obtained by Rothschild was its immediacy.

In the absence of modern information systems to exchange information in real time, the speed of the data was their most important quality. In our time, communication systems can disseminate information anywhere in the world, so the efficiency of information traders, though it remains an important characteristic, but is by no means decisive. Much more important is the perception of this information to investors. Impossible to predict what will be the reaction of investors to a particular news item, makes forecasts of market reactions de minimis. It is believed that if the news appeared in the media space in the change in the market – then it is the cause of them. However, not all cases fall under this rule. So prior to “Black Monday” on Oct. 19, 1987 days did not contain any events that could cause the collapse of the stock market.