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A flying start

My annual Bargain share portfolio has certainly created a lot of interest if trading volumes and price moves in the 10 companies I selected for 2013 are anything to go by. In fact, using the opening offer prices available in the market on Friday, 8 February and the latest bid prices, the portfolio has surged in value by almost 10 per cent in only two weeks. This compares rather favourably with the 2.1 per cent rise in the FTSE Small Cap index and the 3 per cent up move in the FTSE All Share index against which I have benchmarked all my Bargain share portfolios over the years.

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By Simon Thompson,
21 February 2013

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Simon Thompson

Simon has managed the IC's company coverage for a decade. He's also the creator of the market-beating Bargain Portfolio, an influential stock-picker and the author of Trading Secrets: 20 hard and fast rules to beat the market.

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