ESG Investing during Calm and Crisis Periods

26.April 2024

Over the last decade, investing responsibly and deploying capital for “ethically” correct and sustainable growth has been quite a theme. We dedicated a few blogs to this theme and have a separate ESG category for trading strategies in our database. It is often easy to commit financial resources to noble ideas during liquidity abundance. However, how do these methodologies fare during crisis times, such as when the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) or COVID-19 hit? That’s the question that a new paper by Henk Berkman and Mihir Tirodkar tries to answer.

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Can Google Trends Sentiment Be Useful as a Predictor for Cryptocurrency Returns?

17.April 2024

In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrencies, understanding market sentiment can provide a crucial edge. As investors and traders seek to anticipate the volatile movements of Bitcoin, innovative approaches are continuously explored. One such method involves leveraging Google Trends data to gauge public interest and sentiment towards Bitcoin. This approach assumes that search volume on Google not only reflects current interest but can also serve as a predictive tool for future price movements. This blog post delves into the intricacies of using Google Trends as a sentiment predictor, exploring its potential to forecast Bitcoin prices and discussing the broader implications of sentiment analysis in the financial market.

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Impact of Business Cycles on Machine Learning Predictions

15.April 2024

As an old investing adage goes, “Everybody’s a genius in a bull market.” It is easy to fall victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect, where attribution bias makes us mistake our luck for abilities. When the business cycles change, there are great problems with precise stock price predictability. And this is not the only problem for humans, who are baffled by many mental heuristics. Machine learning algorithms experience similar problems, too. What is happening, and why is it so? A new paper by Wang, Fu, and Fan gives an explanation and proposes some remedies …

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FX Carry + Value + Momentum Strategies over Their 200+ Year History

11.April 2024

We mentioned multiple times that we at Quantpedia love historical analysis that spans over a long period of time as it offers a unique glimpse into the different macro environments and periods of political and economic instabilities. These long-term studies help a lot in risk management, and they also help investors set the right expectations about the range of outcomes in the future. Historical analysis of equity and fixed-income markets is not rare, but currency markets are less explored. Therefore, we are happy to investigate a recent paper by Joseph Chen that analyzes carry, momentum, and value strategies in the currency markets over the 200-year history.

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Quantpedia in March 2024

8.April 2024

Hello all,

What have we accomplished in the last month?

– A new Pragmatic Asset Allocation report
– A reminder for Quantpedia Awards 2024 competition with a $15.000 prize pool
– MesoSim discount announcement
– 11 new Quantpedia Premium strategies have been added to our database
– 8 new related research papers have been included in existing Premium strategies during the last month
– Additionally, we have produced 9 new backtests written in QuantConnect code
– 5 new blog posts that you may find interesting have been published on our Quantpedia blog in the previous month

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Music Sentiment and Stock Returns around the World

2.April 2024

There was a time in history when researchers believed that we, as a human species, act ultimately reasonably and rationally (for example, when dealing with financial matters). What arrived with the advent of Animal spirits (Keynes) and later Behavioral Finance pioneers such as Kahneman and Tversky was the realization that it is different from that. We often do not do what is in our best interest; quite the contrary. These emotions are hardly reconcilable with normal reasoning but result in market anomalies.

Researchers love to find causes and reasons and link behavioral anomalies to stock market performance. A lot of anomalies are related to various sentiment measures, derived from a alternative data sources and today, we present an interesting new possible relationship – investors’ mood and sentiment proxied by music sentiment!

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