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Five contrarian value plays

Five contrarian value plays

Contrarians can make huge profits on shares, but only by taking on huge risks. The performance of the top five picks from last year’s Ken Fisher-inspired Contrarian Value screen illustrates this dynamic: 12-month total returns ranged from a knockout 77 per cent to a head-in-hands negative 40 per cent. Overall, the five stocks delivered an average 6.4 per cent total return, which was a bit better than the 2.2 per cent from the FTSE All-Share.

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