Diversified Finan Serv is a falling knife that can bleed you if you catch it on Tuesday. It fell by -0.09% to close at 1335.2 which is it's 52 week low, down -19% from it's 52 week high.
Buy-and-Hold investors in ~DIVFINSERVS experienced a maximum drawdown of -15.03% over the last three months. It fell by -14.05% during this strong bearish trending period. There were both Long and Short signals during this period, where the short signals were significantly more profitable than the long signals. The net profit from Short signals was +8.94%.
~DIVFINSERVS has been underperforming the SP500 index in recent time. It showed significant outperformance (compared to the SP500 index) from 6 Jul, 2016 to 22 May, 2018. Over the last 2 years 11 months and 14 days, ~DIVFINSERVS outperformed the SP500 index on 53% days.
During the last three months ~DIVFINSERVS was mostly loss making and delivered on average -0.23% per day. It's best return during this period (of +2.36%) was on Monday, 26 Nov, 2018. While it's worst loss in the same period (of -4.06%) was on Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018. The longest stort-term trend during this period was 7 losing days, which started on 5 Oct, 2018 and ended on 15 Oct, 2018. This bearish trend lost -5.75% of investor capital.
During the last year ~DIVFINSERVS had 6 profitable months and 6 loss making months. ~DIVFINSERVS returned profits in fewer months than SP500 index. ~DIVFINSERVS was also a more risky investment than SP500 index as it's worst month in the last year, Dec 2018, returned -8.95% compared to -7.75% returned by SP500 index in Dec 2018. ~DIVFINSERVS 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 ~DIVFINSERVS and SP500 index significantly outperform during months when quarterly/annual results are announced.
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~DIVFINSERVS 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 ~DIVFINSERVS's volatility from 9 Oct, 2018 to 4 Dec, 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 ~DIVFINSERVS has significant positive skewness in it's return distribution. This indicates that investors can expect ~DIVFINSERVS to recover from drawdowns quickly. Which makes ~DIVFINSERVS a good candidate for investing on short-term bullish trends or even counter-trends hoping for a pull-back.
~DIVFINSERVS has more chance of extreme outcomes than the SP500 index. Therefore, ~DIVFINSERVS must receive a lower allocation than SP500 in your portfolio. SP500 index usually has shorter drawdown period than ~DIVFINSERVS.
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