Objective of the Metaverse Index (MVI):
The Metaverse Index (MVI) is designed to capture the trend of entertainment, sports and business shifting to take place in virtual environments. The MVI uses a combination of the square root of market cap and liquidity weighting to arrive at the final index weights.
MVI Rebalance Weights:
Weights were calculated as of July 31st 2021
Here’s the change in allocations with “current” allocation taken at the time of writing.
The above weights were calculated based on the average market cap and liquidity during the determination phase, which is always the last 7 days of the month.
There are a couple of notable changes for the index this month, starting with the addition of two new tokens, ERN and ILV. Having spent the last few months validating the fundamental performance of the methodology, we are now at a stage where new tokens can be included. Both projects align well with the Metaverse trend as set out in our original post, and we are looking forward to working with the Ethernity and Illuvium communities in the near future.
On the other hand, RFOX is being completely removed from MVI as the DEX liquidity available is dropping to levels that are difficult to justify. With only around $700k across two pools, if we were to purchase more during this month’s rebalance it might not be possible to exit the token safely in future. We are working on an upgrade of the methodology to help avoid reaching this situation again, and hope to share it soon.
Despite the stunning performance from NFT gaming tokens AXS (+820%) and SAND (+180%) this month, the addition of two new tokens to the index sees their allocations reweighted back down by 8.1% and 3.5% respectively. The NFTX token also more than doubled in price during the last week of July, and it also sees a -5.1% drop during this rebalance. Aside from the removal of RFOX, all other weights remain fairly stable.
As always, thanks to @jdcook for running the numbers each month!