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Chicago, IL – April 19, 2022 – Stocks in this week’s article are ConocoPhillips COP, Cenovus Energy Inc. CVE and CF Industries Holdings, Inc. CF.
3 Stocks with Momentum Anomalies to Create a Winning Portfolio
When value or growth investing fails to fetch sustained profits, one should explore another time-tested winning strategy that 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 because of the momentum that is already behind it. But why does the momentum strategy work?
There are several 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 example, 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 of going with the flow and overreacting, 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 before the mean reversion occurs, i.e., before prices become rational again.
In this context, stocks like ConocoPhillips, Cenovus Energy Inc. and CF Industries Holdings, Inc. are worth betting on.
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 to 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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Headquartered in Houston, TX, ConocoPhillips is one of the world's leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. The stock has gained 99.2% in the past year but declined 1.6% in the past week. It has a Momentum Score of A.
Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Cenovus Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company with oil and natural gas production operations in Canada and the Asia Pacific region. It has upgrading, refining and marketing operations in Canada and the United States. The stock has rallied 122.5% in the past year but lost 0.5% in the past week. It has a Momentum Score of A.
Headquartered in Deerfield, IL, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products. The stock has appreciated 131% in the past year but declined 0.8% in the past week. It has a Momentum Score of A.
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