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Hunting cash magic kings

Hunting cash magic kings

For five years my Cash Magic screen lived up to its magical billing by comfortably outperforming the market every year. But all good things have to come to an end, and so it has been over the past 12 months when the top 30 stocks selected by the screen produced a negative total return of 13.3 per cent. This compares with the near-zero return from the FTSE All-Share over the same period. An alternative version of the screen that factors in momentum managed to marginally outperform the dismal showing from the index (see table).

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