43.04 +0.03 (+0.07%) Buy

USG investors elated by performance

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USG CORP ranked better than it's peers today. It delivered +0.07% to close at 43.04. It's recent 5 day performance has been -0.07%, -0.16%, +0.16%, -0.19% and +0.19%.

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USG is currently in a bullish trend. Over the last three months 2 bullish signals in USG have generated a profit of +0.1% for investors.


USG has been outperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 28 Jan, 2016 to 7 Dec, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 7 days, USG outperformed the SP500 index on 52% days.

During the last three months USG was mostly loss making and delivered on average -0.0% per day. It's best return during this period (of +0.97%) was on Tuesday, 6 Nov, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -0.92%) was on Wednesday, 3 Oct, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 8 profitable days, which started on 12 Sep, 2018 and went on till 21 Sep, 2018. This bullish trend returned +0.54% to investors.

During the last year USG had 8 profitable months and 4 loss making months. Profitable number of months of USG and SP500 index were the same. USG significantly outperformed SP500 index in Mar 2018, when it returned +20.95% compared to +4.75% returned by SP500 index during it's best month in the last one year - Jan 2018. USG had a shorter streak of profitable months than SP500 index. It only went up in 5 straight months during the last year.

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USG 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 USG's volatility from 21 Sep, 2018 to 6 Nov, 2018. While there was a significant surge in the SP500 index's volatility from 14 Sep, 2018 to 29 Oct, 2018.

Advanced/professional short-term investors should note that USG 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 USG. Therefore, SP500 must receive a lower allocation than USG in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than USG.

On a general note (since you are interested in USG), three instruments that deserve special mention are PRQR, I and TNDM. They have all outperformed the market and must be closely watched for investment opportunities.

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