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The “Twitter Hedge Fund”: Harnessing the power of social media for investment direction

Jul 08 2011 1 Comment
On July 1st 2011, London based Derwent Capital Markets has launched the Derwent Absolute Return Fund which became known in the industry as the "Twitter Hedge Fund". This highly anticipated hedge fund is Europe’s first to utilize sentiment derived from real-time social media data analysis.

Most people are not aware that Derwent Capital's investment approach is actually based on an academic paper by Johan Bollen, HuinaMao, Xiao-Jun Zeng called ‘Twitter mood predicts the stock market’ (...more

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