32.88 +0.33 (+1.01%) Sell

FLOW investors hold onto their investments as it marginally outperforms

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SPX FLOW, INC. is looking better than most other alternatives on Wednesday. It grew by +1.01% to close at 32.88. It is currently trading -39% below it's 52 week high of 54.45.

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FLOW is currently in a down trend. The current bearish signal has generated a profit of +33.75% for investors in the last three months.


FLOW has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time, after having outperformed till 21 Mar, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 8 days, FLOW underperformed the SP500 index on 47% days. Which indicates that on days FLOW underperforms the SP500 index, it's performance is marginally worse than on the days it outperforms the SP500 index.

During the last three months FLOW was mostly loss making and delivered on average -0.57% per day. It's best return during this period (of +5.82%) was on Tuesday, 18 Sep, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -8.25%) was on Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018. There was initially a bullish trend during this period which started on 13 Sep, 2018 and went on till 21 Sep, 2018. The bullish trend returned +10.8% to investors. This was followed by a bearish trend that started on 4 Oct, 2018 and ended on 12 Oct, 2018. This bearish trend lost -19.46% of investor capital.

FLOW had 7 profitable and 5 loss making months over the last year. During the last year, FLOW underperformed SP500 index on monthly return basis. FLOW was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Oct 2018, returned -34.14% compared to -7.28% returned by SP500 index in Oct 2018. FLOW had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 4 straight months during the last year.

The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
-- Philip Arthur Fisher

FLOW 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 FLOW's volatility from 13 Sep, 2018 to 1 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 FLOW has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect FLOW to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes FLOW 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 FLOW. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than FLOW in your portfolio. FLOW usually has shorter drawdown period than the SP500 index.

On a general note (since you are interested in FLOW), three instruments that deserve special mention are NSPR, APRN and AMRH. They have all outperformed the market and must be closely watched for investment opportunities.

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