This year has been tough for most investment strategies. Firms using traditional sources of data are generating the same underwhelming returns. Two years ago, Social Market Analytics, Inc. (SMA) (Twitter) launched the SMLCW index in partnership with the CBOE. This index is re-balanced weekly and comprised of the twenty-five securities selected from the CBOE large cap universe with the highest average S-Score over the prior week. It’s A long only index of super-cap stocks with unusually positive Twitter conversations.
SMA publishes a family of metrics providing a full representation of the Twitter conversation across equities (US and LSE), commodities, currencies, ETF’s & Cryptos.
S-Score is a normalized representation of the current Twitter conversation of professional investors as identified by Social Market Analytics patented algorithms. SMA has access to the full Twitter feed through our licensed partnership with Twitter and listens in real-time for any mention of topics and securities of interest. These Tweets are scanned in real-time for sentiment and influence of the poster and compared to prior conversations over the look back period. Securities with higher S-Scores subsequently outperform and securities with negative S-Scores under-perform.
SMA S-Scores are predictive over multiple prediction periods. With seven years of out-of-sample data we can extend our comparison baselines and predict over longer periods.
Year-To-Date the SMLCW index is up over 7.5% while the SP500 is flat. Subtracting a couple percent for commissions/slippage and the index is still significantly positive. This is not a back-test, this index has been live and on your quote screens for nearly two years. YTD actual performance chart from the CBOE site is below.
As mentioned, this is a long only index. During the recent market drawdown this long index has been performing. SMA negative S-Score stocks have been moving lower at a significant rate – generating positive alpha. Below is a chart of the SMLCW index compared to the SP500. for any questions or to learn more please contact us at: ContactUs@SocialMarketAnalytics.com.