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I haven't seen much written about the efficacy of monthly screens that show much better than average historical performances during specifc months.

I noticed, for example, that the top RSIBD stock for August averages a monthly return of 12% (for 2001 it would be HELE). Also, the top market cap stock from the RSPEG2:5 screen averages 10% in August (for 2001 it would be COTT). The seems to far outperform the top CAGR monthly screens in the month of August.

My question is whether it is wise to use screens in this way, i.e. to identify the best performers for particular months? Or is it better to stick with the screens that perform well over the course of many months?

If this has been previously and definitively discussed or if it more properly belongs in the Foolish Workshop, please excuse me. Thank you in advance for any thoughts.

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