Thomas Reuters to Launch Cryptocurrency Index

Media giant has launched a new bitcoin data feed designed to make it easier for investors to monitor the market
12 March 2018   484

Thomson Reuters is launching a new bitcoin data feed, which will help investors determine what moods prevail in the bitcoin market at a particular moment. This is reported by Coindesk.

The indicator is included in the latest release of MarketPsych Indices, a toolkit for investment analysis of various indicators, from companies to government loan bonds.

The mood of the bitcoin market will be determined by artificial intelligence, analyzing over 400 data sources, including news articles and messages on social networks.

Our customers can use it to generate alpha. They can drive positive investment returns. They can use it to better balance the risk in their portfolios. 

Austin Burkett

Global head of Thomson Reuters

Using metrics such as greed or fear, investors will be able to determine the best time to hedge or place orders to buy or sell bitcoin, when indicators they trust more will indicate such an opportunity.

At the end of last year, the support of Bitcoin Cash, which became the third digital asset, was integrated into the Thomson Reuters Eikon platform, for the movement of the course which users of the service can follow.

Survey: Millionaires do not gain Enough Crypto Advice

A survey revealed today by Capgemini shows: only 34.6 percent of high net worth individuals have got cryptocurrency information from their wealth managers
19 June 2018   49

According to Reuters, the information is received from Capgemini’s annual survey, the World Wealth Report. The latest edition demonstreted that additionally to the aforementioned 29 percent, a further 26.9 percent are “on the fence” relatively to  cryptocurrency investment - meaning that well over half of HNWIs are aware of and/or interested in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

A Paris-based business consulting corporation, Capgemeni, determines HNWIs as people with at least $1 million accessible to invest, outside of asset holdings such as real estate, automobiles, and art. At the start of 2018, there were a counted 15.2 million such people in the world. This part of society controls more than $70 trillion, and Capgemini expects that figure to rise to $106 trillion by 2025.

Also it was found by the study that 71.1 percent of younger millionaires (age 40 and below) place “high importance” on getting information about cryptocurrency from their wealth management firms, as do 13 percent of those aged 60 and over. In the whole, only 34.6 percent of them claimed that they had learnt cryptocurrency information from their wealth managers. 

This probably points to a trend of wealth managers being a bit behind the times. It also unfolds that a market force which could go some way towards explaining the fact that at least 167 new cryptocurrency hedge funds were instituted last year. During the year of 2017, these funds saw massive growth in profit.