17.26 -1.0 (-5.79%) Sell

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

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LIBERTY TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS, INC. delivered massive losses on Monday. It fell by -5.79% to close at 17.26. It is currently trading +103% above it's 52 week low of 8.5 and is down only -14% from it's 52 week high.

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LTRPA is currently in a bearish trend. Over the last three months 2 bearish signals have generated a profit of +1.9% for investors.


LTRPA has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant underperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 4 Jan, 2016 to 1 Feb, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 10 days, LTRPA underperformed the SP500 index on 49% days. Which indicates that on days LTRPA underperforms the SP500 index, it's performance is marginally worse than on the days it outperforms the SP500 index.

LTRPA was profitable on 51% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average +0.34% per day. It delivered it's best daily return of +19.68%, during this period, on Thursday, 8 Nov, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 6 profitable days, which started on 26 Nov, 2018 and went on till 3 Dec, 2018. This bullish trend returned +12.57% to investors.

During the last year LTRPA had 6 profitable months and 6 loss making months. LTRPA returned profits in fewer months than SP500 index. LTRPA significantly outperformed SP500 index in May 2018, when it returned +59.24% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. LTRPA 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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LTRPA 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 LTRPA's volatility from 19 Sep, 2018 to 8 Nov, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 19 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.

Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that LTRPA 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 LTRPA. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than LTRPA in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than LTRPA.

On a general note (since you are interested in LTRPA), two instruments that have delivered similar performance as LTRPA are OIS and RWC. They are suitable as good alternative investment candidates that can diversify your portfolio.

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