March 2022 was an excellent month again, after a couple of months with declining prices. The average increase for our bots was 14% in crypto and 16% in EUR. This means that our bots are almost back on the level of November 2021 again (the highest top of the market).
The performance issue was led by our HODL series which managed to pinpoint the correct assets that got the biggest increase. HODL top 40 managed to increase even with 110% in March 2022.
Of all of our 55 bots, only 4 managed to decline of which 2 BTC-based bots (that declined in BTC but increased in EUR). Our 2 new bots (Relativity Theory) declined but they only were introduced late in the month of March 2022.
From a long-term perspective, the crypto market looks to have found its bottom and the next few months might see more positive developments again.
Here is the monthly overview of all Boosting Alpha trading bots from Jan 31 to March 8. As we all know February has been a period of huge volatility.
The invasion into Ukraine by Russia has shocked the world and this has created shockwaves on the financial markets. In the crypto environment, this had created a gap between the “less risky” crypto assets like BTC and ETH and the more risky crypto assets (most others).
A negative result therefore could be seen in the HODL the Bottle bot series where most bots were active in the market with a HOLD strategy (they are periodic rebalancers) and mostly present in coins other than BTC and ETH. It looks like the month of March 2022 will also be primarily driven by developments in the war in Ukraine.
Here are the results of the month of January 2022 for all of our trading bots. As everybody knows the month of January was a real disaster on the crypto markets, with BTC nose-diving with more than 20% and most other coins declining more than that.
During this month on average our bots declined with 6,8% in crypto and 8,8% in Euro terms. Obviously all trading bots with the BTC basecoin declined in Euro together with the value drop in Bitcoin. On the USDT based trading bots, lots of them stayed out of the markets or exited the market with a small drop. Notable exceptions here to our HODL series where most HODL bots decided to stay out of the market most of the month. Primarily our higher-risk USDT based bots unfortunately generated quite some losses comparable to the overall market drop.
The crypto market has now been in Bear territory for 3 months now, lets hope the bottom of the market has been reached and that we will move into more favourable market sentiment again. In those 3 months BTC declined from USD 68.000 to USD 38.000 now which is a 44% decline. Most other coins however declined with more than 50% from their highest levels. In contrast our bots declined on average with 16% in basecoin and 21% in Euro over these 3 months.
As we all know, in the crypto spot market it is only possible to take Long positions.
Here are the December results for all bots from Boosting Alpha, Noogieman, Illuminati, Dagobert Buck and Team Dakar.
Where Bitcoin decreased in value in December with roughly 17%, the average decline in our trading bots was 5% in crypto terms (basecoin) and 8% in EUR terms. Some of our BTC-based bots managed to increase the amount of BTC in this period (while in EUR terms they declined since BTC value got lower).
The month of November 2021 was not the best month for our trading algorithms. On average the bots lost roughly 4,5% last month (both in crypto and in €UR). Most of the BTC basecoin bots managed to generate a modest profit last month, and the majority of USDT basecoin bots generated a loss.
The HODL the Bottle bots (intelligent rebalancers) were most impacted last month since the market as a whole went down quite a bit. Bitcoin, BTC declined with 11% last month while most altcoins declined more than that. The market as a whole has difficulty finding a direction, will it go up or down?
The month of December is usually quite an active month in crypto. Let’s see what it brings.
Roy Lenders, Boosting Alpha.
See : Boosting Alpha introducing BTC/BNB based Bots.