Pynk Long-Short Gold (B1)

Performance 8/13/20 - 10/27/21
Investment Approach
About Pynk: Pynk ( is a crowdsourced investment platform. With thousands of users in over 100 countries, they generate thousands of predictions per day on gold prices, Bitcoin, and NASDAQ. Pynk helps financial institutions and money managers reduce risk and uncertainty when making investment decisions.

Pynk Directional Gold Price Prediction Model: The model identifies optimal conditions for going long or short in gold, or alternatively, holding cash (with neutral sentiment). The model is created by taking filtered sets of aggregated user predictions from Pynk high-performing "super-users". Models are identified and retrained in a roll forward basis to account for change in market regime. The goal of the strategy is to outperform the (long) return for gold in risk-adjusted returns measured via Sharpe ratio.
Performance Versus Benchmark (SPDR Gold Shares Total Return) 8/13/20 to 10/27/21
Strategy Overall Bench Overall Strategy YTD Bench YTD
Abs. Return 4.8% -6.3% 4.9% -5.9%
Rel. Return 11.1% N/A 10.8% N/A
Beta 0.42 N/A 0.35 N/A
Ann. Volatility 10.7% 14.3% 10.0% 13.2%
Sharpe 0.43 -0.13 0.64 0.13
Drawdown 7.7% 16.3% 7.7% 13.9%
IR 0.53 N/A 0.39 N/A
Tracking Error 12.0% N/A 12.3% N/A
Historical Summary
1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
Ann. Return 2.3% 4.0% N/A N/A N/A
Ann. Volatility 10.8% 10.7% N/A N/A N/A
Performance Attribution
Risk/Return versus benchmark
Monthly Return Comparison Trailing 12 Months
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total
Strategy 0.4% -0.1% 2.8% -2.3% 1.5% 2.5% 5.7% -3.1% -1.5% -0.2% 0.1% -0.5% 5.2%
Benchmark -5.4% 7.0% -3.2% -6.3% -1.1% 3.6% 7.7% -7.1% 2.5% -0.1% -3.2% 2.2% -4.7%
Rel. Return 5.8% -7.1% 6.0% 4.0% 2.7% -1.1% -2.0% 4.1% -4.1% -0.1% 3.3% -2.7% 9.9%
Perspective on Performance
This is a long-short model for gold investment based on features from Pynk's gold price prediction data, which comes from thousands of users in over 100 countries. The model is retrained daily using all prior data. The model uses a trailing stop loss based on historical volatility to mitigate draw downs. The backtest considers transaction costs and slippage. See report for additional details. This model takes the output of aggregated predictions from "super-users" and converts them into 3 signals (long, short, cash). Allocations are binary (long, short, or in cash). A minimum of 50 historical predictions are required per super-user.
Pynk Long-Short Gold (B1)

Pynk Long-Short Gold (B1)

Strategy Performance Analysis by Neuravest
Performance Report
Performance Chart
Performance Metrics
Portfolio Initial Adjusted Final Adjusted Return Compound Annual Return
Pynk Long-Short Gold (B1)$1,006K$1,055K$48,304 3.9%
SPDR Gold Shares$179.10$167.84($11.26) -7.0%
XAU to USD Exchange Rate$1,915.91$1,795.18($120.73) -6.6%
Portfolio Return Sharpe Sortino Ann. Volatility Max Drawdown
Pynk Long-Short Gold (B1)4.8%0.430.44 10.7% 7.7%
SPDR Gold Shares-6.3%-0.13-0.15 14.3% 16.3%
XAU to USD Exchange Rate-6.3%-0.43-0.55 13.5% 15.8%

Transaction Cost:
Number of Transactions183
Total Commissions ($0.0 per share, $0.0 min per trade)$0
Borrowing CostsN/A
Total Transaction Costs$0
Benchmark Relative Metrics:
Information Ratio0.53
Annualized Tracking Error12.0%

Performance Metrics By Year
2020 2021
ReturnStrategy -0.1% 4.9%
SPDR Gold Shares -0.4% -5.9%
XAU to USD Exchange Rate -0.9% -5.5%
Winning DaysStrategy 38.8% 32.4%
SPDR Gold Shares 48.0% 43.0%
XAU to USD Exchange Rate 50.0% 47.8%
SharpeStrategy 0.05 0.64
SPDR Gold Shares -0.56 0.13
XAU to USD Exchange Rate -0.45 -0.41
SortinoStrategy 0.04 0.77
SPDR Gold Shares -0.66 0.15
XAU to USD Exchange Rate -0.55 -0.56
Max DDStrategy 6.3% 7.7%
SPDR Gold Shares 11.4% 13.9%
XAU to USD Exchange Rate 10.5% 13.5%
Ann. VolatilityStrategy 12.1% 10.0%
SPDR Gold Shares 16.5% 13.2%
XAU to USD Exchange Rate 14.6% 13.1%

Monthly Return to Benchmark By Year
2020 Strategy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 1.7% -4.0% 0.4% -0.1% -0.1%
Benchmark 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% -4.2% -0.5% -5.4% 7.0% -0.4%
Relative Return 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% 5.8% -3.5% 5.8% -7.1% 0.4%
2021 Strategy 2.8% -2.3% 1.5% 2.5% 5.7% -3.1% -1.5% -0.2% 0.1% -0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 4.9%
Benchmark -3.2% -6.3% -1.1% 3.6% 7.7% -7.1% 2.5% -0.1% -3.2% 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% -5.9%
Relative Return 6.0% 4.0% 2.7% -1.1% -2.0% 4.1% -4.1% -0.1% 3.3% -2.7% 0.0% 0.0% 10.8%
Monthly Turnover By Year
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 350.6% 399.3% 604.2% 400.4% 599.0% 2,353.4%
2021 646.3% 643.7% 796.6% 500.4% 500.0% 453.4% 350.0% 150.2% 549.2% 599.8% N/A N/A 5,189.5%


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