1.05 -0.01 (-0.94%) Buy

TNK investors herd to book profits while the going is good

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TNK significantly underperformed today. On a longer term basis, investors in TEEKAY TANKERS LTD. (Foreign) made -0.02% per day. Tuesday's performance of -0.94% was a underperformance compared to it's daily average.

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Buy-and-Hold investors in TNK experienced a maximum drawdown of -17.07% over the last three months. It surged by +5.0% during this bullish trending period. There were no short signals during this period, while the long signal generated profits of +5.0% for investors.


TNK has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant underperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 4 Jan, 2016 to 20 Sep, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 7 days, TNK underperformed the SP500 index on 56% days.

TNK returned losses on 52% days in the last three months. During this time, it delivered on average +0.14% per day. It delivered it's worst daily return of -10.53%, during this period, on Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 9 profitable days, which started on 27 Sep, 2018 and went on till 9 Oct, 2018. This bullish trend returned +17.4% to investors.

The last 12 months saw TNK's investors making profits in 6 months and incurring losses in 6 months. TNK was less consistent in delivering monthly returs than SP500 index. TNK was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Jul 2018, returned -18.19% compared to -7.28% returned by SP500 index in Oct 2018. TNK had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 2 straight months during the last year.

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TNK 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 TNK's volatility from 13 Sep, 2018 to 10 Oct, 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 TNK 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.

TNK has more chance of extreme outcomes than the SP500 index. Therefore, TNK must receive a lower allocation than SP500 in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than TNK.

On a general note (since you are interested in TNK), AMD is a mid cap that deserves to be closely tracked for investment opportunities.

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