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Top And Bottom Performing Stocks For Week #40

Top And Bottom Performing Stocks For Week #40

by The MoleOctober 1, 2017

It is Sunday afternoon and that means we get to review the performance of last week’s historical top and bottom stock symbols in the S&P 500. As you may recall these symbols are the result of parsing a database containing over 50 years worth of statistical performance data. The idea is to extract the prospective top ten winners and losers of the coming week purely based on historical statistics. The result is then sorted by liquidity and any symbol that is scheduled to report earnings or pass ex-dividend is being excluded.

How To Trade Along

Although being no guarantor of success, the long and short candidates posted here each week are intended to perform along their respective historical bias. One way of trading along would be to simply create a small one-week portfolio by buying the long candidates and selling the short candidates on Monday morning shortly after the open. There are no official stops or targets and all transactions are reversed Friday afternoon right before the bell.

Results For Week # 39

The way we keep track is to record the respective relative performance of each week’s long and short portfolio in percentage points. So here are the results for week #39 ending 10/01/2017:

Long Profits: PAYX=0.35, WEC=-1.3

Long Profits Total: -0.95

Short Profits: AMD=4.14, AAPL=-1.47, INTC=-2.42, CSCO=-0.78, ARNC=5.07, JPM=-0.72, KO=1.06, AMAT=-9.04, BMY=-0.6, HAL=-4.02

Short Profits Total: -8.78

Combined Profits Total: -9.73

Clearly this was supposed to be a bearish week for stocks and it turned out to be everything but. So we’re logging a solid loss here, no if or buts.

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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 the usual social media waterholes.
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  • Sir Mole III

    Guys – remember that it’s still week #39 in the U.S. which is why the graphs aren’t updated yet 😉

  • Mark Shinnick

    Can Catalonia make it on its own?

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  • ridingwaves

    I like Exxon especially if it breaks above 83

  • Julie

    RW XOM could go down to 79 – 80 before breaking above 83. Just saying RW

  • Scott Phillips

    One of the most inept handling of a crisis in history. One for the record books.

  • Sir Mole III

    Why? Might is right in the vast majority of cases, all modern moral outrage to the contrary. We want to believe that giving into independence claims is the ‘right thing to do’ but is it in the right interest of Spain? They may lose Cataluñia in the end – sure – but if they give in then they are almost guaranteed to lose it. Rajoy simply played the hand he was given knowing the odds.

  • captainboom

    Don’t know if I would trust the DWDP data, as Dow and DuPont recently merged. I don’t know how the data from the two symbols was merged.

    Another thought that has occurred to me, is that many of these symbols have had nice moves already. I wonder if there would be value in screening ahead a couple of weeks, to find a trade that would be a few weeks long. i.e. Would be nice to be able to identify the support at the 25/100 MA/BB that Mole uses, and/or support at a lower Keltner channel, along with good odds of an up week or two after that.

  • ridingwaves

    50 dead 400 injured at country concert in Vegas….RIP to the victims….
    Peak America was cool….I got to see it…..

  • JackSparow
  • JackSparow

    es going strong

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  • Mark Shinnick

    I wonder how quickly great photography will alter those odds.