1.55 -0.01 (-0.64%) Sell

AXAS investors incur serious losses

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ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP has destroyed investor wealth on Friday. It delivered -0.64% to close at 1.55 which is it's 52 week low, down -52% from it's 52 week high.

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AXAS is currently in a bearish trend. Over the last three months 2 bearish signals have generated a profit of +8.74% for investors.


AXAS has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 19 Jan, 2016 to 21 May, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 3 days, AXAS outperformed the SP500 index on 50% days. Which indicates that on days AXAS outperforms the SP500 index, it's performance is marginally better than on the days it underperforms the SP500 index.

AXAS returned losses on 61% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average -0.47% per day. It delivered it's best daily return of +12.88%, during this period, on Monday, 3 Dec, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 4 profitable days, which started on 5 Nov, 2018 and went on till 8 Nov, 2018. This bullish trend returned +2.23% to investors.

The last 12 months saw AXAS's investors making profits in 4 months and incurring losses in 8 months. AXAS was less consistent in delivering monthly returs than SP500 index. AXAS significantly outperformed SP500 index in Apr 2018, when it returned +30.59% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. AXAS had a longer winning streak of losing months than SP500 index. It went down in 3 straight months (from Oct 2018 to Dec 2018) during which period it delivered -39.65%.

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AXAS is currently seeing overall increase in volatility. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing increase in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in AXAS's volatility from 10 Sep, 2018 to 20 Nov, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 10 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.

Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that AXAS has negative skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors may need to stay invested through long periods of drawdown before expecting a recovery.

AXAS has more chance of extreme outcomes than the SP500 index. Therefore, AXAS must receive a lower allocation than SP500 in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than AXAS.

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