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TOP 10 Performing Stocks For Week #37

by The MoleSeptember 11, 2017

My last Friday turned out to be a bit more eventful than I would have cared for. I was driving my moto back from the gym and stopped at a large intersection, at least large for European standards. When the light turned green I was the first one to go and thus cautiously proceeded forward. It’s my habit to alway give it another second or two as I had seen many left turning cars rush ahead of oncoming traffic in the past.

Everything seemed clear and I was already halfway through the intersection when some imbecile for some reason made a hasty turn right in front of me. I slammed on the breaks as evading the car was at this point impossible, but I still wound up smashing into his front and then went flying for about six feet. Before I knew it I found myself on the pavement trying to collect myself. Luckily it turns out that my guardian angel had been on duty as I escaped the impact with just a few bruises and a swollen knee. We still spent the next few hours at the hospital to make sure there weren’t any internal injuries, which fortunately turned out to be the case.

Strangely enough one of officers on the scene happens to a friend of mine I know from the gym (VLC is a small town) and he helped me fill out all the paperwork while we were waiting for the tow truck. Very helpful coincidence and sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I get in potential crisis situations – it’s not the first time. When I was about 9 years old some bigger kids were hellbent on giving me a good beating and as my martial arts skills were yet non existent I tried to make a run for it to the other side of the road where there was a gas station.

What I had not considered was the massive truck (think Convoy) and a bunch of cars that were approaching the moment I took off. To make a long story short I wound up bouncing off the truck and then again off of not just one but two cars. The people at the gas station watching the incident later told me that it was a miracle I had survived and that I should thank my guardian angel (Austrians used to be religious back then). Which I did of course and so did my mom when she picked me up. At home I of course was rewarded with a well deserved thrashing.

I could go on with a few more pertinent tales but I don’t want to bore you to tears. Now reading this you may assume that I take my luck for granted but nothing would be further from the truth. I have most definitely counted my blessings every single time I somehow evaded disaster and this time is no exception: I’m grateful for being in one piece today instead of dealing with a lot of pain and potentially life changing injuries somewhere in some drab Spanish hospital room. I really hate hospitals…

What I appreciate the most however is being able to post today and continue to help you to add that extra trading edge. The day after the accident I found myself in an elated mood and was determined to pay back my good karma by putting together something very special for you guys. I labored through the weekend and actually just put the finishing touches on this, which is why this post is a bit late today.

Top Performing Stocks Of The Week

When I put together the statistics parser for Yahoo Finance symbols last week the weekly Sharpe Ratio charts gave me an idea. Wouldn’t it be cool to parse all S&P500 stock symbols and extract only the ones where the current week number is among the top three performing weeks for that symbol? This way we may be able to put together a little portfolio that is being held for a single week. If on average the portfolio comes out as being profitable then this would be an extremely useful tool in our trading arsenal.

Of course the same approach could be used for top losing stocks symbols for the current week. One could buy the top 10 and sell the bottom 10 symbols in the S&P. For today I have only the former to offer but it’s a start and I still need to write something that allows me to track the performance of the little portfolio at the end of this week, so that I can report it.

Anyway, when I tested it for the current week #37 I actually got over 100 symbol, so this seems to be a pretty smashing week for the S&P. Which however inspired me to sort the matches by volume and only grab the top 10 with the most liquidity. So here we go, sorted by liquidity:

So what do you guys think? Is this something you believe would offer you an extra edge? There could be other ways how to filter the symbols down by the way. I could check which of the top performing candidates are currently trading > their 200-day SMA for example and of course do the inverse on the losers to be sold. And yes, there are many other types of parsing approaches I could apply in the same fashion. Instead of Sharpe Value I could parse for volatility for example which may benefit option sellers.

I’m pretty open to input, so don’t be shy and let me know what you think. And feel free to click on the charts for a more comprehensive listing of seasonal statistics. Enjoy!


About The Author
The Mole
Mole created Evil Speculator amidst the chaos of the financial crisis in early August of 2008. His vision for Evil Speculator is a refuge of reason, hands-on trading knowledge, and inspiration for traders of all ages and stripes. You can follow him and his nefarious schemes at various social media waterholes below.
  • http://gerb-reloaded.blogspot.com/ Gold_Gerb

    wait wait wait. Top Ten? for the leeches?!
    you must be on some good drugs.
    😉

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Just anti-inflammatories and I’m dropping them today. Feeling good and I’ve got about 90% mobility back :-)

  • http://gerb-reloaded.blogspot.com/ Gold_Gerb

    the links are working, but it’s taking over a minute for me.
    with no response. I *am* impatient.

    FYI – I’ve been tracking VZ for over a month.
    http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=VZ&p=D&yr=1&mn=2&dy=0&id=p63401950734

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Strange – they should be pre-loaded… is it slow for everyone?

  • http://gerb-reloaded.blogspot.com/ Gold_Gerb

    working now. (very quick)

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Yeah, I had messed up a folder setting.

  • http://www.captainboom.com/ captainboom

    Awesome stuff. Would be nice to get the info ahead of time, to allow for further research on the weekend ahead of the week of interest. On a day like today, the weekly move may be done before a trader has a chance to enter.

  • http://gerb-reloaded.blogspot.com/ Gold_Gerb

    Starbucks, has a negative skew this fall.

    very very interesting.

    http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=SBUX&p=D&yr=4&mn=0&dy=0&id=p81946159026

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    By the way – today is September 11 – 16 years have passed already. Let’s take a minute to remember the 2996 people who died and many thousands more who were injured that day.

  • TS

    I, too, am thankful that you are ok, and may continue your evil speculations.

  • MonkeyBusiness

    Glad to hear you are doing ok. I’ll remember not to ride vespas in Spain!

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Negative skew is leaning toward the right – just in case…

  • http://gerb-reloaded.blogspot.com/ Gold_Gerb
  • Julie

    Glad you are OK Chief ! Thanks for the post.
    JULIE

  • HD

    Range 2,474.52 – 2,484.20 10 handle range, VX 12.20, see if the BOTs show up.

  • HD

    Mole, another excellent data rich post. I’ll take the VZ trade against Friday’s low.

  • Mary

    Excellent Mole. Can they be filtered to only include the symbols with weekly options available?

  • ridingwaves

    Verizon and Carnival are interesting

  • ridingwaves

    RIP…

  • http://gerb-reloaded.blogspot.com/ Gold_Gerb

    Yes, what *is* it about Carnival and DECEMBER!?!?

  • HD

    Caribbean cruises will probably be very cheap for a few years….

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    It would take a bit of magic in that I would have to scrape the Yahoo site for that or some other place. However I believe if I give you guys the top ten in liquidity odds have it they have weekly options as well.

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Well, the idea is to trade the entire portfolio to average out, but it’s a bit premature as we need to see how the next few weeks pan out. But sure, there is no reason you can’t combine these reports with your own technical trading.

  • Yoda

    Glad to read that you’re OK

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Don’t forget to freeze your credit until the dust settles on the #equifax data breach:

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/8/16276194/credit-freeze-equifax-how-to-data-breach

    I just locked mine with all four reporting agencies.

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Right – the idea actually is to pull the data on Friday afternoon, perhaps as a second post.

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III
  • http://gerb-reloaded.blogspot.com/ Gold_Gerb
  • ridingwaves

    they might go BK over this boondoggle….massive damage payouts via class action…..and not telling you for 30 days afterwards looks like contempt to me….

    the perps had 30 days to rummage thru everything…..so a freeze is great but if they wanted to inflict maximum damage, it’s already done

  • http://evilspeculator.com Sir Mole III

    Those fuckers ought to be in single digits quite frankly. A company that leaks the info of all American adults with active credit deserves to die.

  • Julie

    Hang em High Mole !
    JULIE