Independent financial research boutique Fundstrat Global Advisors has launched a new weekly report called "Benchmark Crypto Performance", which details the performance contribution of sector/size indices, including relative performance and correlations. The report, which comes out on Mondays, includes a very interesting section called "State of Tokens" that ranks 50 of the most popular cryptocurrencies using technical analysis indicators, such as weekly Relative Strength Index (RSI).
The new report is compiled by Ken Xuan, one of Fundstrat's quantitative analysts, who announced the news on Tuesday via Twitter:
Launching @fundstrat weekly, called Benchmark Crypto Performance, which details the performance contribution of sector/size indices, including rel. performance and correlations. Will be released every Monday. Free to download. Link here —> https://t.co/ycA3Axl19V pic.twitter.com/tz1fGlyFb2— Ken Xuan (@fundstrat_ken) June 12, 2018
The purpose of this report is to provide a weekly performance analysis of benchmark cryptocurrency indices, but for the purpose of this article, the most interesting section is called "State of Tokens". Here, you find a weekly ranking of 50 of the most popular cryptocurrencies, including Ripple (XRP), EOS (EOS), Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX), Litecoin (LTC), and Zcash (ZEC).
The overall ranking (the "Composite Technical Score") is based on the following technical analysis indicators:
- 90 Day Win-Loss Ratio
- 90 Day UpVolume (UV) - Down Volume (DV)
- Relative Price to 21 Day Moving Average (DMA)
- Relative Price to 50 Day Moving Average (DMA)
- Weekly Relative Strength Index (RSI)
- 5 Day Return
- 10 Day Return
- 30 Day Return
- 21 vs. 50 Day Moving Day Average (DMA)
For the week ended on 11 June 2018, here are the rankings for the ten largest (according to CryptoCompare) cryptocurrencies:
- Bitcoin (BTC): 10th place
- Ethereum (ETH): 13th place
- Ripple (XRP): 4th Place
- Bitcoin Cash (BCH): 11th place
- EOS (EOS): 7th place
- Litecoin (LTC): 14th place
- Cardano (ADA): 25th place
- Stellar (XLM): 16th place
- IOTA (MIOTA): 17th place
- TRON (TRX): 42nd place
The top ranked token was Binance Coin (BNB) and the lowest ranked token was Stratis (STRAT).
Here is a chart courtsey of data provider CryptoCompare showing the three month performance of BNB (with respect to BTC):
Interestingly enough, on the same day that this report was released, the CEO of crypto exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao ("CZ"), sent out the following two tweets to boast about the performance of the BNB token during the current bear market:
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. pic.twitter.com/6XJvUGC7YW— CZ (@cz_binance) June 12, 2018
I actually rarely shill our own coin, but you gotta let me do it once in a while, lol.— CZ (@cz_binance) June 12, 2018
The whole report is highly informative and the information is beautifully presented; so highly recommended reading! Every monday, Fundstart's Ken Xuan will post a tweet (from his Twitter account) with the download link for the report.