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Chicago, IL – November 11, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Tesla, Inc. TSLA, Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY, Gartner, Inc. IT and Diamondback Energy, Inc. FANG.
Buy These 4 Stocks with Momentum Anomalies for Higher Returns
When value or growth investing fails to fetch sustained profits, one should explore another time-tested winning strategy that simply bets on frontrunner stocks. One of the most successful strategies in this day and age is to get in on momentum stocks at the right time.
We’ve all heard the adage, “the trend is your friend.” At the core, momentum investing is “buying high and selling higher”. It is based on the idea that once a stock establishes a trend, it is more likely to continue in that direction (than move against the drift) because of the momentum that is already behind it. But why does the momentum strategy work?
Well, there are a whole lot of behavioral biases that most investors exhibit in their decision-making. And these emotional responses or rather mistakes are the very reason that makes momentum strategy work.
For instance, some investors are anxious about booking losses and hence hold on to losing stocks for too long, hopeful of a rebound in prices. On the other hand, a few investors sell their winners way too early. Momentum investing is one of the best strategies to avoid making such errors in judgment.
Furthermore, investors initially tend to underreact to news, events or data releases. However, once things become clear, they have a habit to go with the flow and overreact, causing dramatic price reactions. These behavioral problems extend trends, thus opening up huge opportunities for momentum players.
So basically, it’s a way to profit from the general human tendency to extrapolate current trends into the future. Thus, momentum investing is based on that gap in time that exists before the mean reversion occurs, i.e. before prices become rational again.
Momentum strategies have been known to be alpha-generative over a long period and across market stages. So, this strategy is quite tricky to implement, as detecting these trends is no child’s play.
Here, we have created a strategy that will help investors get in on these fast movers and rake in handsome gains. Our screen will help you benefit from both long-term price momentum and a short-term pullback in price.
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