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Slater Screen takes Aim

Slater Screen takes Aim

A few years ago, the late, great Jim Slater suggested that my screen inspired by the approach he outlined in his classic investment book The Zulu Principle was overly rigid on its valuation requirements while being too flexible with its requirements for quality. I duly changed the screen based on his suggestions two years ago, since when its performance has been nothing short of spectacular. While the last 12 months was not quite up to the jaw-dropping 79 per cent total return delivered in the first 12 months following the change, the six stocks selected in July 2017 still delivered a storming run, generating a total return of 28 per cent compared with 11 per cent from a combination of the FTSE Aim All-Share and FTSE Small Cap.

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