54.49 -0.4 (-0.73%) Sell

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

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MANTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP has destroyed investor wealth on Tuesday. It fell by -0.73% to close at 54.49. It is currently trading -19% below it's 52 week high of 67.47.

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MANT showed a strong bearish trend over the last 3 months. During this period MANT fell by -18.68% and saw a maximum drawdown of -20.1%. There were 2 short signals during this period that returned a cumulative of +0.51% to investors.


MANT has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 17 Feb, 2016 to 5 Sep, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 7 days, MANT outperformed the SP500 index on 51% days.

During the last three months MANT was mostly loss making and delivered on average -0.31% per day. It's best return during this period (of +5.53%) was on Wednesday, 7 Nov, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -5.46%) was on Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 5 losing days, which started on 14 Sep, 2018 and ended on 20 Sep, 2018. This bearish trend lost -8.47% of investor capital.

During the last year MANT had 5 profitable months and 7 loss making months. MANT returned profits in fewer months than SP500 index. MANT significantly outperformed SP500 index in Aug 2018, when it returned +10.81% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. MANT had a longer winning streak of losing months than SP500 index. It went down in 4 straight months (from Sep 2018 to Dec 2018) during which period it delivered -16.81%. It is interesting to note that both MANT and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.

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MANT is currently seeing overall fall in volatility. In comparison, the SP500 index is seeing increase in volatility. During the last three months, there was a significant surge in MANT's volatility from 14 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 MANT 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 MANT. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than MANT in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than MANT.

On a general note (since you are interested in MANT), TNDM has performed really well this year and deserves to be closely tracked for investment opportunities.

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