Does Twitter Happiness Sentiment predict cryptocurrency?

Muhammad Abubakr Naeem, Imen Mbarki, Muhammed Tahir Suleman, Xuan Vinh Vo, Syed Jawad Hussain Shahzad

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We examine the predictive ability of Twitter Happiness Sentiment for six major cryptocurrencies using daily data from August 7, 2015 to December 31, 2019. At first instance, our results conclude a significant nonlinear relationship between Twitter Happiness Sentiment and cryptocurrencies. The nonlinear dependence structure is further enhanced when using the quantile-on-quantile (QQ) analysis, which indicates that high and low sentiment predicts returns of five cryptocurrencies. These findings are statistically and economically significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1538
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Review of Finance
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • cryptocurrencies
  • linear and nonlinear Granger causality
  • quantile-on-quantile
  • Twitter Happiness Sentiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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