FX Markets Ripe to Exploit Sentiment Data, Experts Say

Already well established as an alpha-enhancing input to equities trading, sentiment data is now being applied to other asset classes, starting with foreign exchange.

Foreign exchange (FX) traders are starting to turn to sentiment data as an additional input to their trading strategies, as firms seek new insights to deliver an edge for alpha generation and hedging purposes, with research conducted by sentiment data specialists and market participants showing that a sentiment overlay on traditional currency factors can deliver significant outperformance. Matt Weller, global head of research at trading solutions provider Gain Capital, says that as this data

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