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FIGS Sentiment Score

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What is it?

The Sentiment Score is a temperature check of global markets that measures the momentum of stock markets in terms of price rises. An overall score allows you to best judge where the opportunities are on either a short-term, medium-term or long-term basis – depending on your own investment horizon.

How is it calculated?

So, how is the Sentiment Score calculated? Below is a quick summary.

What data do we use? Daily historical price data of stocks.

Which stocks do we use? All the component stocks that represent the respective markets (see table below).
Where does the data come from? Reuters and Dow Jones.

What do we do with it? Our data analytics apply a proprietary quant model to track price movements in percentage terms. We then average these out across the whole market, with each stock having equal representation as all the others.

What does it show me? The bullishness/bearishness of markets.

What are the benefits of it? It provides you with a more comprehensive representation of the overall market. Using it in combination with the returns/losses ratio gives you a clearer picture of the upward/downward price momentum in each stock market.

Where is it?

The Sentiment Score is automatically displayed upon login, where a world map will be front and centre at the top of the page.

From there, hover over any global market that you want to see in order to view the overall Sentiment Score – which is the percentage figure on the top right-hand side of the pop-up card.

On this card you can also view the projected returns or losses over different time horizons as well as the returns/losses ratio.

How to use it?

You can use the Sentiment Score to find global markets with the desired level of momentum, according to your own investment time period. You can also analyse markets like the professionals do by understanding the risk you are taking on.

Focus on the returns/losses ratio and utilise it to invest in your preferred stock markets. This can be done either via Exchange-Traded Funds (which track an index) or you can use it in combination with our other Analyse tools and the Learn section to decide where to invest!
You can use the Sentiment Score to find global markets with the desired level of momentum, according to your own investment time period. You can also analyse markets like the professionals do by understanding the risk you are taking on.

Focus on the returns/losses ratio and utilise it to invest in your preferred stock markets. This can be done either via Exchange-Traded Funds (which track an index) or you can use it in combination with our other Analyse tools and the Learn section to decide where to invest!
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Here’s an example

The Sentiment Score can help you make a more informed decision about where you want to invest. This is done by allowing you to identify investment opportunities according to your timeline.

For example, if you are a short-term investor that is looking for stronger momentum in markets, you will want a higher overall Sentiment Score (broadly in the 70-90% range) and high projected returns within 3-6 months.

However, if you are a long-term investor that is looking for weaker momentum in markets, you will want a lower overall Sentiment Score (broadly in the 0-<30% range) and higher projected returns over 12 months and beyond.

The Sentiment Score varies according to the price momentum in different stock markets. Here is how you can fairly gauge the different scores. A Sentiment Score of:

1. >90% means upward momentum is peaking and a near-term fall in price is likely
2. 70-90% means upward momentum is hot
3. 50-<70% means upward momentum is gaining pace
4. 30-<50% means upward momentum is losing steam
5. 10-<30% means downward momentum
6. <10% means market momentum is nearing a bottom and a near-term upward turn in prices is likely

Announcement of Service Closure

Thank you for using the FIGS service since our launch. Regrettably, we have to announce that
we will be discontinuing our service as of the 14th of December 2018 due to certain constraints.
Please note that the during this period, the information shown on the FIGS platform is not up-to-date.