8.55 -0.29 (-3.39%) Sell

Prayers for SXC investors as it delivered massive losses

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SUNCOKE ENERGY, INC. ranked among the worst performers today. It delivered -3.39% to close at 8.55. It's recent 5 day performance has been -1.23%, +1.82%, -1.79%, -0.33% and -4.06%.

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SXC is currently in a bearish trend. Over the last three months 2 bearish signals have generated a profit of +19.94% for investors.


SXC has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 19 Jan, 2016 to 14 Jun, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 10 days, SXC outperformed the SP500 index on 52% days.

SXC returned losses on 56% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average -0.41% per day. It delivered it's best daily return of +12.72%, during this period, on Thursday, 25 Oct, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 5 losing days, which started on 18 Oct, 2018 and ended on 24 Oct, 2018. This bearish trend lost -13.78% of investor capital.

The last 12 months saw SXC's investors making profits in 4 months and incurring losses in 8 months. SXC was less consistent in delivering monthly returs than SP500 index. SXC significantly outperformed SP500 index in May 2018, when it returned +17.84% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. SXC 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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SXC 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 SXC's volatility from 17 Sep, 2018 to 29 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 SXC 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 SXC. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than SXC in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than SXC.

Based on your interest in SXC you may find it interesting to know that EHC, KEYS and ZBRA are small caps that have all shown remarkable performance and qualify to be on every investor's watchlist.

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