15.65 -0.23 (-1.45%) Buy

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

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QUINSTREET, INC is a falling knife that can bleed you if you catch it today. It lost -1.45% to close at 15.65. During the last week it lost -2.67% and saw a maximum drawdown of -2.73% before bouncing back.

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Buy-and-Hold investors in QNST experienced a maximum drawdown of -20.19% over the last three months. It returned +16.79% during this strong up trending period. There were both Long and Short signals during this period, while the long signals were significantly more profitable than the short signals. The net profit from Long signals was +0.91%.


QNST has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 14 days, QNST outperformed the SP500 index on 51% days.

During the last three months QNST was mostly profitable and delivered on average +0.31% per day. It's best return during this period (of +16.14%) was on Wednesday, 31 Oct, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -6.6%) was on Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2018. There was initially a bullish trend during this period which started on 2 Oct, 2018 and went on till 5 Oct, 2018. The bullish trend returned +3.79% to investors. This was followed by a bearish trend that started on 8 Nov, 2018 and ended on 20 Nov, 2018. This bearish trend lost -22.21% of investor capital.

QNST had 6 profitable and 6 loss making months over the last year. During the last year, QNST underperformed SP500 index on monthly return basis. QNST significantly outperformed SP500 index in Feb 2018, when it returned +40.73% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. QNST had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 2 straight months during the last year. It is interesting to note that both QNST and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.

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QNST 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 QNST's volatility from 27 Sep, 2018 to 31 Oct, 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 QNST 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 QNST. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than QNST in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than QNST.

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

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