2U, INC. is a falling knife that can bleed you if you catch it today. It delivered -1.53% to close at 56.7. It's recent 5 day performance has been +1.44%, -1.03%, -1.78%, +0.95% and +1.47%.
TWOU showed a strong bearish trend over the last 3 months. During this period TWOU delivered -33.39% and saw a maximum drawdown of -41.67%. There was a short signal during this period which returned +33.39%.
TWOU has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 10 Feb, 2016 to 11 May, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 3 days, TWOU outperformed the SP500 index on 54% days.
During the last three months TWOU was mostly loss making and delivered on average -0.58% per day. It's best return during this period (of +7.91%) was on Wednesday, 28 Nov, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -15.58%) was on Tuesday, 6 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 -15.07% of investor capital.
The last 12 months saw TWOU's investors making profits in 5 months and incurring losses in 7 months. TWOU was less consistent in delivering monthly returs than SP500 index. TWOU significantly outperformed SP500 index in Aug 2018, when it returned +18.11% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. TWOU 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 -41.24%.
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TWOU 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 TWOU's volatility from 11 Sep, 2018 to 7 Nov, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 10 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.
Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that TWOU 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.
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