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Takeovers dominate momentum plays

Takeovers dominate momentum plays

At the end 2017, in the final review of my quarterly blue-chip momentum screen for the year, I highlighted how strongly the strategy of backing FTSE 100 losers had been performing. To quote from last December’s update: “…not only have the FTSE 100’s worst performers substantially outperformed the index over three years, gaining 39 per cent compared with 9.4 per cent, but they have also outperformed in 85 per cent of the 12 periods monitored. That includes outperformance in every three-month period over the past year and a one-year gain of 19 per cent compared with 6.4 per cent from the index.” 

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