Rui Dias – Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, (ESCE/IPS), 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal; Center of Advanced Studies in Management and Economics, University of Évora, 7004-516 Évora, Portugal

Mariana Chambino – Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, (ESCE/IPS), 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal

Cristina Morais da Palma – Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, (ESCE/IPS), 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal

Keywords:                    Cryptocurrency;
Mean reversion


Abstract: The present research focuses on the phenomenon of cryptocur­rency market overreactions, especially examining the behavior of Bitcoin, DASH, EOS, Ethereum, Lisk, Litecoin, Monero, NEO, Quantum, Ripple, Stel­lar, and Zcash from January 2, 2018, to March 1, 2023. The findings show that there are both positive and negative autocorrelations, which might re­sult in lowered volatility and more moderate fluctuations in prices. These re­sults possess the potential to assist investors in making well-informed choic­es since they are less susceptible to being influenced by exaggerated reac­tions to news or information hitting the market. However, before invest­ing in cryptocurrency markets, investors should exercise caution and care­fully examine their risk tolerance, since market circumstances may change quickly, making it impossible to perform consistently profitable trades.

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Dias, R., Chambino, M., & Morais da Palma, C. (2023). Cryptocurrency Market: Overreaction to News and Herd Instincts. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 67-75). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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