Market timing

What’s the Size of the Risk Premia (from the Analysts’ Perspective)

22.May 2024

The topic of today’s short blog post concerns a subject that’s connected to everybody participating in financial markets worldwide: different subjective return expectations. It is reasonable to have some expected returns you can count on if you are putting your money at risk. But how do they differ between different market professionals? And are return expectations influenced by recessions? We will look closely at financial analysts and their views on risk premia. The main point from the authors of the analyzed paper stresses the idea that analysts are counter-cyclical.

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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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Cryptocurrency Market Dynamics Around Bitcoin Futures Expiration Events

27.March 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of cryptocurrency markets, understanding the underlying dynamics that drive price movements and investor sentiment can be a matter of survival. However, there are myriad facets of trading reality, and the only thing that we can do is to slowly understand them one after another, one step at a time. This article picks one corner of the cryptocurrency market and sheds a little light on it. We have already written a few times about the importance of the introduction of Bitcoin futures and their impact on the Bitcoin price. Therefore, in this article, we will specifically examine Bitcoin’s behavior around the critical events when Bitcoin futures expire.

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Systematic Hedging of the Cryptocurrency Portfolio

13.March 2024

Cryptocurrencies are already one of the major asset classes. They fill the top pages of magazines and are a topic of a day to day conversation. There are a lot of ways to buy them through a lot of different channels. But some of the hardcore HODLers like to keep their coin portfolio safe – they buy a portfolio of cryptocurrencies and hold them in cold storage. It has a lot of advantages (you will probably not become a victim of hacking if your crypto coins are in cold storage in your wall safe) but also some disadvantages (your cold storage device can become unreadable or destroyed). One of the disadvantages of cold storage is that while you hold the cryptocurrencies in your cold storage, you are exposed to the price swings of the cryptocurrency market (which can be tremendous). But do you need to have this risk, especially when the market is at an all-time high? What if you smartly hedged a portion of your portfolio? The goal of this article is to serve as an inspiration for a hedging strategy for your cold storage cryptocurrency portfolio. We do not say this is the only way to run a hedging strategy, but we would like to inspire you to start thinking about this possibility even when you have not considered it yet. Are you ready? Then let’s go 🙂

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