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

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CMPR delivered massive losses today. On a longer term basis, investors in CIMPRESS N.V. made -0.05% per day. Tuesday's performance of -1.58% was a underperformance compared to it's daily average.

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CMPR showed a strong bearish trend over the last 3 months. During this period CMPR delivered -20.93% and saw a maximum drawdown of -23.3%. There was a short signal during this period which returned +20.93%.


CMPR has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 6 Mar, 2017 to 8 Mar, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 7 days, CMPR outperformed the SP500 index on 55% days.

CMPR returned losses on 54% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average -0.34% per day. It delivered it's worst daily return of -10.78%, during this period, on Thursday, 1 Nov, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 12 losing days, which started on 27 Sep, 2018 and ended on 12 Oct, 2018. This bearish trend lost -22.28% of investor capital.

The last 12 months saw CMPR's investors making profits in 3 months and incurring losses in 9 months. CMPR was less consistent in delivering monthly returs than SP500 index. CMPR significantly outperformed SP500 index in Feb 2018, when it returned +27.74% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. CMPR had a longer winning streak of losing months than SP500 index. It went down in 6 straight months (from Jul 2018 to Dec 2018) during which period it delivered -25.45%. It is interesting to note that both CMPR and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.

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CMPR 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 CMPR's volatility from 21 Sep, 2018 to 7 Dec, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 14 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.

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

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

On a general note (since you are interested in CMPR), two large cap instruments that deserve special mention are V and AMZN. They have significantly outperformed the overall market.

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