STOCKS.  The best three stocks in the 1-month category are IDI @ 45%, CEMP @ 32% and EGRX @ 31%.

A stock trading on NYSE Mkt, IDI belongs to the Services sector, Advertising Agencies industry.  With 23 employees, this Florida, USA-based company, through its subsidiaries, operates as an information solutions provider focused on the data-fusion market.  It provides data solutions and services to the accounts receivable management (ARM) industry.

The stock price went up because the company presented good news at the 2015 Aegis Growth conference, it reported good third quarter results, it acquired Fluent and it filed SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Unregistered Sale of Equity Securities.

Three stocks with the biggest 1-month decline are CPST @ –60%, TERP @ –62% and GRH-C @ –77%.

The top three stocks in the 3-month category are VTL @ 175%, EDUC @ 149% and ANGI @ 107%.

In the YTD category, the best three stocks are AVXL @ 844%, EGRX @ 491% and NHTC @ 322%.

In the 12-month category, the best three stocks are AVXL @ 774%, EGRX @ 626% and HRTX @ 288%.

In the “What’s hot, what’s not” category, the five hottest stocks are HART, ATV, AXON, CLCD and NVRO; the five least hot stocks are CSC, SPCB, CEQP, I and VALE.

SECTORS.  99 industry sectors out of 182 are in green territory, a decrease from last month.

The top three winners are Utility – Water Supply, Banks – Major Regional and Medical Products.

The bottom three sectors are Medical – Dental Suppliers, Medical – HMO Real Estate Developers.

MUTUAL FUNDS.  The top performers this month are six of the Goldman Sachs Commodity Strategy funds @ 277%, two of the Profunds Short Precious Metals funds @ 16% and Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences @ 13%.

EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS.  The best three ETFs this month are 3X Inverse Crude ETN Velocityshares @ 43%, 3X Inverse Silver ETN Velocityshares  @ 33% and 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN Velocityshare @ 31%.

FUTURES.  The top contracts are: (Currencies) US Dollar Index @ 3.23%, (Energies) Gasoline @ –3.30%, (Financials) 7-year USD I/R Swap @ –0.05%, (Grains) Soybean Oil @ 4.17%, (Indices) Russell 2000 Mini @ 3.82%, (Meats) Milk @ –4.76%, (Metals) Gold @ –6.32% and (Softs) Orange Juice @ 5.98%.

INDEXES.  The best three indexes are CBOE Volatility Index @ 7.03%, US Dollar Index @ 3.39% and Russell 2000 Index @ 3.12%.

DOW Jones Industrial Average finished up @ 0.32% this month.


Relevant in November were titles like: “Oil could take until 2018 to recover: Statoil CFO”, “Marc Andreessen: ‘We’re in a long-term tech bust,’ not a bubble”, “Where the New Jobs Will Come From”, “Bitcoin Will Be Big Reserve Currency By 2030: Bitcoin Firms”, “’We’re still in a bull market’: Dennis Gartman”, “A sign oil prices could be headed even lower”, “Peter Schiff: It’s going to be a ‘horrible Christmas’ (Nov. 4)”, “Billionaire Ron Baron: 3 reasons to bet on stocks”, “U.S. Is No Longer Among the 10 Most Prosperous Countries”, “UAE energy minister: Oil prices to have ‘correction’ in 2016”, “Oil price to recover to $80 only by 2020: IEA“, “Dow 20K is ‘real possibility’ in 2016: Jeremy Siegel“, “The next 1000-point down day is coming”, “Goldman Sachs has a scary warning for the bond market”, “This is the future of investing, and you probably can’t afford it”, “World risks ‘persistently’ weak growth: IMF”, “How will Paris impact market trading?”, “Companies fooled by China growth predictions, says think-tank”, “Stock market enters final bull-market stage”, “Why this could be just the beginning of the bull market: BoA Merrill Lynch”, “This part of the economy is clearly in recession”, “Expect market meltdown before 2016 election: Stockman”, “$26 crude oil coming? That’s what this chart says”, “Dow jumps 150, positive for 2015 as Nike leaps 4% (Nov. 20)”, “These indicators show no threat of recession”, “Oil companies brace for big wave of debt defaults”, “Here’s why a recession is ‘several years away’”, “The U.S. Is the Most Unequal Developed Economy Outside Southern Europe”, “Prediction: Here’s What Oil Will Cost at the End of 2016”, “Oil is going back to $100: Strategist”, “Goldman’s Incredibly Depressing Predictions for 2016”, which are self-explanatory.



Predictions are underlined for future verification.

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by John Craciun