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Top And Bottom Performing Stocks For Week #43

Top And Bottom Performing Stocks For Week #43

by The MoleOctober 22, 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 # 42

Alright, so SPLS had to be dropped as it either stopped trading or something else is going on there. Incidentally I spent quite a bit of time adding Nasdaq, AMEX, and NYSE symbols, extending our stock trading universe from 500 to 6765 tickers. This should do wonders in keeping our long/short portfolios nicely balanced going forward, so rejoice!

Long Profits: MSFT=1.7, C=1.97, FITB=1.92, CMCSA=3.36, BMY=-1.33, SBUX=-2.06, MAT=1.46, GLW=1.08, SYMC=0.93

Long Profits Total: 9.03

Short Profits: NEM=2.07, TXN=-1.7, STZ=-1.29, TSS=-0.3, GD=-0.24

Short Profits Total: -1.46

Combined Profits Total: 7.57

The shorts didn’t do too well but the longs once again pulled us ahead of the curve, adding another 7.57 percent. I’m very much starting to enjoy this new addition to our trading arsenal

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  • Mary

    Thank you for posting these stats, Mole.

    I am very busy at work but watching these weekly reports closely.

    Would you consider posting the running totals? I think all weeks have been positive so far.

    You also mentioned one time about allocating 50% of capital to both the long and short sides, regardless of how many symbols were generated for each side. have you gone any further with this idea?

    Thank you again for all of your efforts. I wish I could afford to be a full-time trader then I could be on your site daily.

  • Gold_Gerb
  • OJuice

    Thanks Mole.

    /NG from last week running now. Only goal this week is keep the cross hairs on /GC. And try not to flinch.

  • Scott Phillips

    Mole, is there a spreadsheet being updated with how well the best/worst performers went in subsequent weeks? Or a scatter plot of a backtest, etc.

    This is quite a promising idea

  • Julie

    Thanks Mole …… $RUT has not broken out quite yet amid all the hoopla. JULIE

  • Scott Phillips

    Awfully awfully close though. It would not be smart to bet against that

  • Sir Mole III

    I was forward testing it manually over the past month or so and have not put together a spreadsheet yet. Will do so shortly however. In the interim you can find all updates here. Should be easy to copy/paste them into a spreadsheet and run the numbers. Sorry I haven’t done it yet but I have been literally coding my butt off over the past few months and this has not been a high priority until now. Seems it may show promise however.

  • Sir Mole III

    I think we had one bad week and one that was one the edge.

  • Julie

    NFLX Down to it.s 21 ema and support zone. Needs a bullish close above it’s daily 5 ema JULIE

  • Scott Phillips

    Certainly worth doing some work on!