American stock brokerage firm EF Hutton is initiating coverage of seven cryptocurrencies, each given a rating of one to five stars. New.Bitcoin.com talked to CEO Christopher Daniels who shared his firm’s methodology used to analyze the cryptocurrencies and how they are rated.
EF Hutton Initiating Crypto Coverage
EF Hutton announced on Wednesday, September 5, that this week it is initiating “coverage of bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH), ripple (XRP), eos (EOS), litecoin (LTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), cardano (ADA) and will rate each.”
In addition to providing crypto coverage, the firm “will also provide equity research coverage of companies involved in cryptocurrencies and other digital assets,” starting with Hut 8 Mining and Hive Blockchain Technologies. “Ratings scale is one star to five stars with five-stars representing a positive outlook and one-star representing a negative outlook,” the firm detailed.
EF Hutton CEO Christopher Daniels told news.Bitcoin.com:
Our rating on BCH is five stars. In our rating scale – 5-stars is the highest and best rating that can be assigned to an instrument. It means that we foresee significant appreciation within the next 12 months.
Other crypto ratings are in EF Hutton’s reports, available to subscribers.
Founded in 1904, EF Hutton provides digital finance services including online investment services. The firm is a subsidiary of Hutn Group Inc., which also owns mobile communications services provider Vibrant Mobility Inc. and integrated social networks and online services provider Megga Inc.
Methodology Used in Crypto Analysis
Speaking of the methodology used in his firm’s analysis, Daniels explained that “EF Hutton evaluates each instrument separately and also in relation to its position vis-a-vis other cryptocurrencies,” adding:
We consider short, medium and long-term factors that will impact the price of the instrument, however our rating is based on our view of the instrument in the next 12-months.
The first factor his firm considers is “the purpose for which the instrument was originated. We look for intrinsic purpose-driven of demand,” the CEO described.
“Next we look at how the instrument is positioned versus other instruments that may overlap with its originated purpose,” he continued to elaborate. “For example, technology and other factors that may give one instrument an advantage over another instrument.” Illustrating his point, Daniels noted that “A good example of this is BCH’s design to address some of BTC issues,” adding:
After we complete our instrument specific analysis we look to other issues that can impact the supply and demand equation. For example, liquidity. We consider the extent to which peculators attracted to the instrument and thereby add to the liquidity of the instrument.
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