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Hunting Genuine Value in market debris

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Hunting Genuine Value in market debris

There was a time when I had high hopes for my genuine value stock screen, but my enthusiasm has cooled over the years. 

The screen did outperform the market over the past 12 months. At the time of writing this means a painful fall of 10.3 per cent in absolute terms versus 14.4 per cent from the FTSE All-Share – although given the wild market gyrations, all could be much different by the time this article is published. Recent weeks aside, the ups and downs of this screen since I began to follow it in March 2013 coupled with an uninspiring cumulative total return means the results feel quite random (see chart below). 

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