The 10 blue-chip long picks have put in decent, if precarious, quarterly performance
By Algy Hall , 17 September 2014
Last year's Martin Zweig-inspired small-cap stock screen delivered a 46.5 per cent total return compared with 11.3 per cent from the FTSE Small Cap and 3.9 per cent from the FTSE Aim All-Share. I've found 15 new high-growth small caps for this year's portfolio.
Algy Hall is on the hunt for stocks that appear cheap on several favourite valuation metrics and also boast a high Piotroski F-Score
My high-quality small-cap screen delivered a total return of 28 per cent over the past 12 months compared with 11 per cent from the FTSE Small Cap. Seven cheaper than average shares make the grade this time around.
James Norrington revamps Investors Chronicle's classic High-Yield System, and finds that 75 years since its inception it still thrashes the benchmark
My Contrarian Value stock screen, based on the criteria of US investment star Ken Fisher, has had another storming year. The 22 per cent total return over 12 months takes the cumulative total return of the stocks chosen by the strategy over the last three years to 68.7 per cent, compared with 30.7 per cent from the FTSE All-Share.