Since creation of the first hedge fund in 1949, 10.000 funds and $2 trillion past, there is a change under way.
Derwent Capital, with its initial $39 million, is Europe’s first “social media-based hedge fund” founded on findings of this paper, which asserts that Twitter can:
predict daily moves in the Dow Jones … change in emotions expressed online would be followed between two and six days later by a move in the index… predict its movements with 87.6% accuracy.
Still small compared to standard ones, the fund analyzes thousands of tweets for words “happy,” “sad,” “angry,” etc. to determine public sentiment/mood.