I Know First Review: December 15th 2015

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The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: S&P 500 Package forecast for the last 14 days found under the article titled “Stock Market Predictions Based on Machine Learning: Up to 26.68% Return in 14 Days”. This forecast is part of the S&P 500 package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return for the long position was 11.43% over the 14-day period, a significant difference when comparing the S&P 500’s return of -3.26% over the same time period.I Know First Review

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continental Signal: -3.74

Predictability: 0.35

Return: -26.68%

Continental Resources, Inc. explores, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States.The North region consists of properties north of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River and includes North Dakota Bakken, Montana Bakken and the Red River units. The Bakken field of North Dakota and Montana is a crude oil resource play. The South region includes Kansas and all properties south of Kansas and west of the Mississippi River, including various plays in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP), Northwest Cana and Arkoma areas of Oklahoma. The East region comprises undeveloped leasehold acreage east of the Mississippi River. The unprecedented huge drop in oil prices is the reason that this stock has gone down so much in such a short period of time.

cabotSignal: -3.93

Predictability: 0.35

Return: -6.27%

Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The company offers carbon black, a form of elemental carbon used to enhance the physical properties of the systems and applications in which it is incorporated. Their CEO recently had to take a medical leave of absence, which could be the reason to the drop in those 2 weeks.


Signal: -3.98

Predictability: 0.31

Return:  -6.67%

Banco Bradesco S.A. provides banking and financial products and services to individuals, companies, and corporations and institutions. The company operates through two segments, Banking; and Insurance, Pension Plans and Capitalization Bond. The reason that this stock went down is because the bank is located in Brazil, and there was a big slip in currency in Brazil.


Signal: -4.16

Predictability: 0.28

Return: -13.82%

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in South America. It provides domestic and international passenger transport services to approximately 135 destinations in 22 countries and cargo services to approximately 144 destinations in 26 countries. The South American currency slip also affected the drop in this stock.



Signal: -4.47

Predictability: 0.36

Return: -6.27%

CPFL Energia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, generates, distributes, and sells electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other consumers in Brazil. Much like the previous two companies, the currency slip in Brazil also hurt this company over the last two weeks.

baiduSignal: -4.54

Predictability: 0.27

Return: -5.69%

Baidu, Inc. provides Internet search services in China and internationally. It offers Chinese language search platform on its Baidu.com Website that enables users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, documents, and multimedia files through links provided on its Website. Its new goal is to create a car that will operate without a driver. Investors are concerned about entering the Chinese economy. This company has become a victim of that.


Signal: -4.71

Predictability: 0.39 

Return: -16.86%

Weatherford International plc provides equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil and natural gas wells worldwide. The decrease in hedge fund interest recently has hurt this stock.

cenvousSignal: -5.20

Predictability: 0.24

Return: -14.17%

Cenovus Energy Inc., an integrated oil company, develops, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas in Canada with refining operations in the United States. Oil being at an all time low has really hurt this company.


Signal: -6.17

Predictability: 0.29%

Return: -8.72%

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras operates as an integrated energy company in Brazil and internationally. Its Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas; and sale of crude oil and oil products produced at natural gas processing plants in domestic and foreign markets. Once again, the bad currency in Brazil is causing this stock to decrease.



Signal: -8.64 

Predictability: 0.44 

Return: -9.19

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição engages in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized stores, and department stores primarily in Brazil. With the bad recent downfall of the economy in Brazil, this stock has plummeted.