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Eight high-yield shares hoping for low risk

Eight high-yield shares hoping for low risk

According to classic finance theory (the so-called capital asset pricing model or CAPM for short) the trade-off for lower risk is lower return. And so it proved last year for my high-yield, low-risk screen. But over the longer term, the performance of the screen has ridden roughshod over the elegant CAPM theory. That will come as little surprise to anyone familiar with the reams of research into the superior long-term returns to be had from high-yielding, low-risk stocks that has upended finance orthodoxy over recent decades.

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