There are many students of financial markets who believe the only way to generate outperformance is by taking on extra risk. A key measure of risk typically adopted by proponents of this idea is something called 'beta'. This is a key financial metric used by my low-risk, high-yield screen. But the curious thing about the screen’s performance over the last seven years for those who believe low betas should mean a pedestrian performance, is that it has actually done very well compared with the index from which stocks are selected.
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