26.65 +1.38 (+5.17%) Sell

Profit booking on the minds of CC investors as it performed better than the broader market

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CHEMOURS CO delivered stellar performance on Wednesday. It gained +5.17% to close at 26.65. On a day when the overall market breadth was 35%, it closed higher than 85% of the market. In comparison, the benchmark SP500 index closed today at +0.54%.

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CC is currently in a down trend. The current bearish signal has generated a profit of +33.09% for investors in the last three months.


CC has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time, after having outperformed till 27 Oct, 2017. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 8 days, CC outperformed the SP500 index on 52% days.

CC returned losses on 61% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average -0.6% per day. It delivered it's worst daily return of -9.5%, during this period, on Tuesday, 9 Oct, 2018. There was initially a bearish trend during this period which started on 21 Sep, 2018 and went on till 27 Sep, 2018. The trend delivered -5.99% losses to investors. This was followed by a bullish trend that started on 10 Oct, 2018 and ended on 16 Oct, 2018. This bullish trend delivered +4.67% to investors.

CC had 4 profitable and 8 loss making months over the last year. During the last year, CC underperformed SP500 index on monthly return basis. CC was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Oct 2018, returned -16.45% compared to -7.28% returned by SP500 index in Oct 2018. CC had a longer winning streak of losing months than SP500 index. It went down in 5 straight months (from Aug 2018 to Dec 2018) during which period it delivered -50.96%. It is interesting to note that both CC and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.

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CC is becoming less volatile overall. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing a rise in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in CC's volatility from 27 Sep, 2018 to 2 Nov, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 13 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.

Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that CC 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.

Investors trading in CC derivatives at this moment can consider 'Protective Collar' options strategy to receive better risk-adjusted returns.

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

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

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