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A Simple Visual of the Pain Trade - 12.04.17 EL Chart

Another reality that continues to manifest in US Equity Style Factor terms is what’s called the Pain Trade:

  1. HIGH SHORT INTEREST stocks led gainers, closing up +2.9% last week
  2. HIGH BETA stocks were right behind consensus shorts at +2.6% last week
  3. SMALLER CAP stocks played catchup too, closing +2.7% last week
    *Mean performance of Top Quartile vs. Bottom Quartile, SP500 companies

This Macro Monday will indeed prove painful for anyone who shorted Friday’s Trump v. Flynn lows.

A Simple Visual of the Pain Trade - early look