I started work on the live dashboard this week to display all these charts in real time. Didn't make a great deal of progress, but I did start it. I found some time to add baselines against BTC in my diverging stacked bar charts, which paints a very interesting picture. If you're new to this series, check out my first post on this topic and my week 2 results.
Selecting the winner/loser pair this week was tricky. The portfolio is no longer balanced so some currencies comprise a greater portion than others. This means that although one currency might have lost the most in terms of absolute dollars, it may not have suffered the largest loss in terms of a percentage. For example, STOX lost the most on a percentage basis at -35% (-2.67 USD), however AEON lost the most in terms of absolute dollars, -3.49 USD (26%). For the time being I believe it makes more sense to pick the winner/loser of the week based on their absolute impact on the portfolio, meaning that the largest gain/loss in USD and not percentage will be the deciding factor.
Alas, this week was a bit anticlimactic. After multiple days of solid gains, the price of Bitcoin crashed and most alt-coins crashed even harder. The result was a $20 billion dollar sell off in the course of about 24 hours, reducing the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies from $180 billion to $160 billion USD. So we ended up pretty much even with last weeks balance, although at one point this week we were up at least 10+%.
This week's big winner is ByteCoin with a gain of +6.48 USD (52%) and the biggest loser was AEON with a loss of -3.49 USD (26%). Details below:
Here are the same diverging bar charts showing absolute gain and percent gain, but baselined againsnt BTC. You can see that Bitcoin shows $0 gain for the week, and 0% increase:
This chart with every currency on it is so useless, I don't even know what to say other than I'm sorry, I'm a monster.
|Symbol||Name||Quantity||Price (USD)||Aug. 27th Balance (USD)||Sept. 3rd Balance (USD)||Week Change (USD)|
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