The Word “Bullish” as a Trading Signal?

February 27, 2020 – According to cryptocurrency trading charting tool ChartStar, there is some correlation between the phrase “bullish” as mentioned on Reddit groups and the price of Bitcoin.

ChartStar tracked the mentions of the phrase “bullish” against the price of Bitcoin.

“Generally one may expect people with positive opinions on the price of Bitcoin to use the word “bullish” more often, particularly as the phrase is often used in a speculative, trading context.”

According to the graph below, as the mentions of the word “bullish” increases on Reddit groups, so does the price of Bitcoin.

However, on the 7th week of 2020, too much optimism led to an increase in “bullish” mentions but Bitcoin prices fell. ChartStar said that this might have indicated too much optimism and is a sign of Bitcoin being “overbought”, further noting that a correction may be due.

ChartStar used the following methodology:

  1. Pulled date from PushShift.io Reddit APO
  2. Counted each comment made in 2020 that has the word “bullish”
    1. a single comment with more than one “bullish” is only counted once
  3. Filtered the data to only count posts from relevant subreddits.
  4. Trading subreddits are used since they are more likely going to utilize the word “bullish,” which is a trading terminology.

ChartStar touts itself as a next-gen cryptocurrency charting tool. It has tools like real-time market notifications, bot creations, orderbook heatmaps, and allows users to trade across multiple exchanges within a single interface.

Source: ChartStar via Coindesk

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