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To Find Hotter Funds, Go With The Winners -- and the Losers

Discussion in 'Investing Strategies' started by Rickson, 15th Jan, 2007.

  1. Rickson

    Rickson Well-Known Member

    23rd Oct, 2005
    To Find Hotter Funds, Go With The Winners -- and the Losers

    You may have heard about "Dogs of the Dow" - buy the worst performing stocks of the last year, and hold for at least one year.

    This is a new strategy - buy the best or worst performing funds of the past year, and hold for a year. Article by Jonathan Clements at the Wall Street Journal Online
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    "If you buy last year's top-performing stock funds, you have a good shot at earning market-beating results over the next 12 months. What if you buy last year's worst performers? That, too, could earn you superior returns."

    Interesting strategy - avoid the middle performers and go for the best or worst.
  2. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

    9th Jun, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    hmm ... I'd want to put some very heavy qualifications on that.

    It would be interesting to do my own analysis of a "worst fund" selection technique. Unfortunately I don't have sufficient data available yet to consider doing this in any detail.