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I was reading in consumer report July /August 1999 issue that if you bought the top 50 performing stocks of the S&P 500,from the preceeding year and held them the following year and keep doing that.You get 22% return a year verse 18.4% from the S&P 500 index from 1981 to 1998. You would have a return similar to the foolish four, in other words.

My point is has anyone done this with the top 5 stocks of the S&P 500. In other words you buy the top five performing S&P 500 stocks of the last year. Hold them for a year and a day for tax advantages. Then buy the top 5 S&P 500 stocks of last year and keep repeating this. Is this a stock screen of any value. Has anyone looked at it. Also does doubling up on the top stock juice up returns.

Please forgive me if this has already been dealt with, but it seems to have promise as a screen to me.

sinceley ED. Thanks in advance for any insight.
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