All aspects of our lives: political, economic, social and technological (PEST) have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The impact on financial markets has been unprecedented and much more than any other major financial crises the global financial community has ever witnessed.
News is an event; news and microblogs by market participants (investors, dealers, brokers and market makers) make up the 'market sentiment'. The collective sentiment influences and moves the market.
Traders and quantitative fund managers are always in the hunt for asset allocation strategies for trading and/or portfolio rebalancing. Their aim is to find the best absolute return or alpha. OptiRisk Systems has reported research results of enhancing asset allocation strategies with news sentiment.
OptiRisk’s proprietary stock trading signals product. The investment industry manages funds in excess of $60tn globally. Passive fund management has seen an accelerated growth. Whereas managers of 'Active' funds seek to deliver a return in excess of a given market (index) and charge fees of 0.3- 1.0% per annum;