63.79 -0.37 (-0.58%) Sell

NUS investors dump it

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NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC was among the worst performers today. It fell by -0.58% to close at 63.79. During the last week it surged by +0.38% and saw a maximum drawdown of -1.79% before bouncing back.

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NUS is currently in a bearish trend. Over the last three months 2 bearish signals have generated a profit of +10.38% for investors.


NUS has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 19 Feb, 2016 to 4 Jun, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 10 days, NUS outperformed the SP500 index on 54% days.

NUS returned losses on 53% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average -0.39% per day. It delivered it's worst daily return of -13.71%, during this period, on Thursday, 8 Nov, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 6 losing days, which started on 4 Oct, 2018 and ended on 11 Oct, 2018. This bearish trend lost -19.28% of investor capital.

During the last year NUS had 5 profitable months and 7 loss making months. NUS returned profits in fewer months than SP500 index. NUS significantly outperformed SP500 index in May 2018, when it returned +15.09% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. NUS had a longer winning streak of losing months than SP500 index. It went down in 3 straight months (from Oct 2018 to Dec 2018) during which period it delivered -23.47%.

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NUS 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 NUS's volatility from 17 Sep, 2018 to 9 Nov, 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 NUS has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect NUS to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes NUS 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 NUS. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than NUS in your portfolio. NUS usually has shorter drawdown period than the SP500 index.

Based on your interest in NUS you may find it interesting to know that APRN has shown remarkable performance and deserves to be on every investors' watchlist.

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