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Has Momentum Investing Lost its Mojo?

Former high flying industry sectors like biotech (NASDAQGIDS:IBB) and social media stocks (NYSEARCA:SOCL) have crashed between 14-16% over the past month. Have hot momentum stocks lost their mojo?One proxy of momentum stocks is the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Index ETF (NYSEARCA:MTUM).The fund owns 100-150 large and mid-cap U.S. stocks that are screened for risk-adjusted price momentum over 6- and 12-month time periods. The 6- and 12-month risk-adjusted price momentum calculations are then standardized at +/-3 standard deviations and the standardized z-scores are translated into an average momentum score. Stocks with the highest momentum scores are selected.AUDIO: Wall Street HFT Scandal Exposed, Momentum Stocks Begin to Lag   (Ron DeLegge talks with Eric Hunsader, CEO at Nanex.net)Momentum investing (Nasdaq:AMOMX) is a system for buying stocks or ETFs that have outperformed the broader stock market (NYSEARCA:VTI). Generally, the strategy gives little consideration to a company’s valuati...

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