Guys, There's a great article on page 30 of the AFR today titled "A leap of faith can pay off" which basically outlines the contrarian buying approach. I liked it because it has similar aspects to Steve's buying method of DCT where he is contrarian. There was a table on the following page titled "Dogs of the Dow and Dingoes down under" which was really interesting. It outlines a specific strategy for investing in the ASX which back-tested shows that this strategy beat the ASX50 by 8 percent! Here's the table which has all the meatiest bits: What do the DIY traders think of this one? Also, interested in Steve's take on it and how comparable it is to his "selection methodology" for stocks he trades. I like the concept as its a bit of a "value" approach with a "contrarian" approach wrapped in, plus the benefits of "high yield" from a dividend perspective. The best of all worlds really. And, if it consistently beats the ASX50 by 8 percent, then its an approach that would seem to outperform DCT even! Cheers, Michael.