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The simple way to beat the market - 30 magic stocks

The simple way to beat the market - 30 magic stocks

Trying to implement 'expert' stocks screens can sometimes leave one feeling lost in a sea of formulas, ratios and data while struggling to stay focused on the screen's underlying investment logic. Not so with the 'Magic Formula' stock screen devised by hedge-fund star Joel Greenblatt. Indeed, the screen is based on a simple concept, just two ratios and, what's more, in the two years we've published portfolios based on the methodology the results have been excellent (see table).

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