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Big Reliables bounce back

Big Reliables bounce back

A year ago, when I reviewed my Big Reliables stock screen following a second poor 12-month run in a row, I went to some pains to point out the common investor foible of putting too much weight on recent experience rather than sticking with an investment process for the long haul. Such performance chasing is particularly noticeable in the funds industry, where plentiful new fund launches in hot areas/strategies normally coincide with the inevitable peak in the market, while funds in areas/strategies performing poorly tend to close in great number before the inevitable recovery (surely a major problem for anyone trying to coral data to make a point about the relative merits of passive vs active).

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