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These too have been unusually poor performers lately compared to history, on a relative basis compared (bottom 20% of VL stocks by P/E outperformed the S&P 500 by +13%/year 2000-2013, but underperformed by -3%/year 2015-2018).

That encouraging for the next bear market in that it increases the chance of someplace to hide. Value stocks very much underperformed in the late 1990s, a value valley of death. That mean that in the following three-year bear there were stocks and screens that did well. This is in contrast to 2008 were everything went down together.

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