27.77 -0.33 (-1.17%) Buy

Search for alternative investments is on for JNPR investors as it ranked worse than it's peers

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JUNIPER NETWORKS INC has destroyed investor wealth today. It returned -1.17% to close at 27.77. During the last week it returned +0.58% and saw a maximum drawdown of -2.42% before bouncing back.

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JNPR is currently in a up trend. Over the last three months trading long signals has not been a profitable strategy for JNPR's investors in general. However, this strategy had significantly lower risk when compared to Buy-and-Hold investing (which returned -0.82%). It is therefore better to tread with caution in the current uptrend by limiting your allocation to JNPR.


JNPR has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 10 days, JNPR underperformed the SP500 index on 46% days. Which indicates that on days JNPR underperforms the SP500 index, it's performance is marginally worse than on the days it outperforms the SP500 index.

During the last three months JNPR was mostly profitable and delivered on average 0.0% per day. It's best return during this period (of +5.18%) was on Wednesday, 28 Nov, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -5.05%) was on Friday, 9 Nov, 2018. There was initially a bearish trend during this period which started on 1 Oct, 2018 and went on till 11 Oct, 2018. The trend delivered -11.11% losses to investors. This was followed by a bullish trend that started on 30 Oct, 2018 and ended on 8 Nov, 2018. This bullish trend delivered +9.0% to investors.

On monthly basis, JNPR delivered losses in more months over the last year, than profits. JNPR delivered profits less regularly than SP500 index. JNPR was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Jan 2018, returned -8.89% compared to -7.28% returned by SP500 index in Oct 2018. JNPR had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 3 straight months during the last year.

The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.
-- Ben Graham

JNPR is becoming more volatile overall. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing a rise in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in JNPR's volatility from 3 Oct, 2018 to 24 Oct, 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 JNPR has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect JNPR to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes JNPR a good candidate for investing on short-term bullish trends or even counter-trends hoping for a pull-back.

Investors trading in JNPR derivatives at this moment can consider 'Covered Call' options strategy to receive better risk-adjusted returns.

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

On a general note (since you are interested in JNPR), three large cap instruments that deserve special mention are CSCO, V and AMZN. They have all outperformed the market and must be closely watched for investment opportunities.

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