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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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