39.5 -0.86 (-2.18%) Sell

BL is a falling knife, continues to bleed every investor trying to catch it

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BLACKLINE, INC. was among the worst performers on Thursday. It delivered -2.18% to close at 39.5. It is currently trading -30% below it's 52 week high of 57.09.

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BL is currently in a bearish trend. Over the last three months 3 bearish signals have generated a profit of +9.91% for investors.


BL has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 4 Nov, 2016 to 25 Sep, 2018. Over the last 2 years and 2 months, BL outperformed the SP500 index on 52% days.

BL returned losses on 55% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average -0.46% per day. It delivered it's best daily return of +9.79%, during this period, on Wednesday, 7 Nov, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 5 losing days, which started on 4 Oct, 2018 and ended on 10 Oct, 2018. This bearish trend lost -21.72% of investor capital.

The last 12 months saw BL's investors making profits in 6 months and incurring losses in 6 months. BL was less consistent in delivering monthly returs than SP500 index. BL significantly outperformed SP500 index in Feb 2018, when it returned +32.41% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. BL had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 3 straight months during the last year.

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BL is currently seeing overall fall in volatility. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing increase in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in BL's volatility from 18 Sep, 2018 to 2 Nov, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 25 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.

Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that BL has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect BL to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes BL a good candidate for investing on short-term bullish trends or even counter-trends hoping for a pull-back.

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

On a general note (since you are interested in BL), AAXN is a small cap that deserves to be closely tracked for investment opportunities.

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