Truvius Quantamentals - 8/1/23

Aug 1, 2023

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Over the trailing month major asset classes generally continued to exhibit strength with equity markets, commodities, and digital assets all gaining while bond markets were approximately mixed-to-flat. For digital assets, the DeFi sector notably outperformed, though a recent hack on July 30th for Curve Finance (symbol: CRV) may weigh on investor sentiment and present near-term headwinds for the sector overall.

Asset Class Roundup

Correlations (Trailing 1-Month)

Over the last month crypto has exhibited low correlation to major asset classes, supporting its potential role as a portfolio diversifier within a broad overall asset mix:


Nearly all major asset classes have exhibited positive performance YTD. Digital assets in particular have demonstrated strong YTD performance, partially rebounding from significant headwinds in 2022.

The Truvius DeFi Fundamentals Portfolio outperformed meaningfully over the trailing month:

Volatility (Annualized)

Realized volatility has generally tapered down over the trailing year across all major asset classes:

Digital Assets


Digital assets have shown strong performance for the YTD period, with the DeFi sector exhibiting particular strength over the trailing 1-month period:


Our models incorporate a combination of proprietary on-chain and off-chain digital  “quantamentals” that we consider meaningful indicators of digital asset strength. We apply a quantitative process to these fundamental signals in order to systematically monitor network (on-chain) and trading (off-chain) activity.

This week, we look at a subset of assets held in the Truvius DeFi Fundamentals Portfolio:

  • Assets with stronger recent quantamentals:

    • MKR: attractive network activity

  • Assets with weaker recent quantamentals:

    • CRV: deteriorating on-chain and off-chain trading dynamics

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Data and Disclosures

Data is for the period 8/1/22 - 7/31/23. Pricing data shown above for illustrative Truvius products are sourced from Santiment, Messari, and Token Terminal. Prices for non-digital asset classes are sourced from Yahoo Finance and represent the following:

The Truvius products shown herein represent hypothetical backtests and do not represent live, currently investable products. The universe of assets for these hypothetical backtests include only tradable assets currently offered by Gemini as of 7/31/23, excluding meme tokens, stablecoins, and wrapped/pegged tokens. The backtests shown herein are rebalanced weekly, gross of fees, and net of t-costs, with a 0.10% per-trade t-cost assumption. The Truvius DeFi Fundamentals Portfolio backtest uses an ex-ante annualized tracking error target of 20% relative to the Truvius DeFi Index. The various Truvius Sector Indices used herein are weighted by circulating market capitalization. Past performance does not guarantee future results.


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