I Know First Review: December 21st 2015

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The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Small Cap Package forecast for the last year.

This forecast is part of the Industry package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return for the long position was 29.59% over the 1 year period,whereas in the short position, the “I Know First Average” return was 31.05%, both significantly better than when comparing the S&P 500’s return of 3.51% over the same time period.I Know First Review


I Know First ReviewSignal: 323.54

Predictability: 0.34

Return: 184.37%

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (SRPT) is a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of rare, infectious, and other diseases. On November 20th, the stock rose 30% after the FDA posted negative briefing documents about drisapersen, a medicine produced by a rival. As a result, more buyers turned to sarepta therapeutics.

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         Signal: 1008.19 

          Predictability: 0.11

          Return: 106.98%

Mechel OAO (MTL), together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining and steel businesses in the Russian Federation, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and internationally. Recently, the company struck a huge deal with Sberbank, causing the stock to rise.

I Know First Review        Signal: -31.76

        Predictability: 0.12 

        Return: -87.57%

Natural Resource Partners LP (NRP), through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and leases mineral properties in the United States. It owns interests in coal, trona and soda ash, crude oil and natural gas, construction aggregates, frac sand, and other natural resources, as well as lime, potash, and rare earths. In April, the stock reached a year long low. This is because, back in December 2015, SmarTrend recommended the sell of the NRP stocks by issuing a downtrend alert. The ensuing months, the stock fell by 71.9%.

I Know First ReviewSignal: -2735.46

Predictability: -0.02

Return: -88.46%

DryShips, Inc. (DRYS) provides ocean transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and offshore deepwater drilling services. In September, the company announced that it had reached an agreement to sell 17 vessels since the company was in debt. As a result of the sell, the company expects to have an impairment charge of $373 million, leading to the drop in the stock.

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Signal: -41.88

Predictability: 0.2

                                                                                   Return: -76.62%

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) is a mining and natural resources company, produces iron ore and metallurgical coal. This year, the company has been continuously downgraded by analysts, leading to a drop in its stock.

I Know First Review                 Signal: 124.53

                 Predictability: 0.56

                 Return: 64.85%




World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through Network, Television, Home Entertainment, Digital Media, Live Events, Licensing, Venue Merchandise, WWEShop, and WWE Studios segments. In October, WWE premiered on Facebook and Youtube, leading to a huge growth in its stocks.

I Know First ReviewSignal: -47.36

Predictability: 0.39

Return: -59.62%


Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) provides local news and information, and advertising services in the Midwest, Mountain West, and West regions of the United States. Recently, the stock lost 12.57% in just 1 week, adding to a bad year. 2014 may have just been a fluke, as the stock has dropped ever since.

I Know First ReviewSignal: -45.63

Predictability: 0.71

Return: -52.62%

Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) engages in the mining and marketing of rough diamonds. It operates through Diavik Diamond Mine and Ekati Diamond Mine segments. Due to the slow growth in diamonds in China, this stock heavily dropped as 16% of its use was from china.

I Know First Review         Signal: 141.50

        Predictability: 0.54

        Return: 39.76%

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW) together with its subsidiaries, provides online and mobile employment solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Careers-North America, Careers-International, and Internet Advertising & Fees. In October, the company announced a sale of its remaining ownership stake in South Korean business, leading to a rise of the stock, and concluding a great year.

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        Signal: -31.71 

       Predictability: 0.22

       Return: -46.45%

OXiGENE, Inc.,(OXGN),  a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of vascular disrupting agents to treat cancer in the United States.Once again, recommendation from SmarTrend to sell this stock led to shares of OXGN to drop a lot.