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I am a retired accountant, having spent the early years of my career in the insurance industry and the later part in the field of accounting. My insurance experience has given me the willingness to accept investment risk if I feel the return justifies it; also, an interest in applying risk... More
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  • Dividend Growth With Above Average Quality 4 comments
    Oct 31, 2012 5:26 PM

    This is a backtest that aims to replicate a DGI strategy, I thought I would put the results out for anyone who is interested.

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    I also shared it on StockScreen123, under the title "Dividend Growth With Above Average Quality," for anyone who subscribes to that service and would like to try it out.

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  • xtddd
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    excellent work!
    31 Oct 2012, 09:23 PM Reply Like
  • wrocnrob
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    I think you've written previously that you like to hedge with the S&P 500. Perhaps, it may be better to try your long position radar vision on shorting some specific companies?
    1 Nov 2012, 03:50 PM Reply Like
  • Tom Armistead
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    Author’s reply » wrocnrob, I could try to come up with something short. I've never done that well short-selling, from time to time I make some money but then I look back and it was more market timing than successfully identifying stocks that were going to tank.
    1 Nov 2012, 05:26 PM Reply Like
  • wrocnrob
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    Paired trades make sense to me at this point. I don't worry so much about systemic risk, only the spread between long/short positions. I've switched to this method since high beta seems to have played out, at least for the time being
    1 Nov 2012, 08:22 PM Reply Like
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