hedging bets on Tweeters’ sentiment

News junkies are not the only ones who have taken notice of the value of information coming out of Twitter. Derwent Capital Markets is developing a “Twitter hedge fund” that will make market predictions solely based on sentiment analysis of Twitter users (based on research out of MIT). Based on initial investor interest, Derwent Absolute Return Fund Ltd is expected to launch with approximately $100 million in assets.

via Twitter Is About To Get Bigger – Kashmir Hill – The Not-So Private Parts – Forbes.

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