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Chris Dillow's Benchmark Portfolio

Chris uses pure momentum mechanics to work out the constituents of his six Benchmark portfolios which include those with the highest beta, highest dividend yields and the best and worst momentum stocks in the past 12 months. Chris updates his selection every three months, giving followers of such strategies the opportunity to rebalance their portfolios.

Latest Updates

  1. Simple rules that make us money

    Simple rules that make us money

    By Chris Dillow | 12 April 2017

    Defensive and momentum stocks continue to beat the market

    Following very simple rules without researching stocks at all has led to good returns

  2. The triumph of value stocks

    The triumph of value stocks

    By Chris Dillow | 05 January 2017

    2016 was a great year for value investors - but defensives and momentum also did well

    Very high yields are often a sign that a share is exposed to a lot of cyclical risk

  3. The power of simplicity

    The power of simplicity

    By Chris Dillow | 21 October 2016

    Simple defensive and value investing have done better than most fund managers in the past 12 months

    Only three funds in Trustnet's database of All Companies funds have beaten our value portfolio in the past 12 months, and only five have beaten our defensive portfolio

  4. Brexit boost to defensives and losers

    Brexit boost to defensives and losers

    By Chris Dillow | 08 July 2016

    Brexit has caused defensives and previously poorly performing stocks to do well

    Defensives tend to beat even rising markets. The counterpart to this is that higher-beta stocks tend to underperform them

  5. Momentum wins again

    Momentum wins again

    By Chris Dillow | 15 January 2016

    Last year saw great returns on both momentum and defensive investing. This continues a pattern

    Evidence from around the world tells us that equity markets are not as efficient as economists (including me) once believed

Our portfolios

Simon Thompson's Bargain Portfolio

A collection of value shares selected using Ben Graham's investing ideas

Mr Bearbull's Global Fund Portfolio

A portfolio of instruments designed to capture the rise of emerging markets

Mr Bearbull's Income Fund Portfolio

A collection of high-yielding shares that's beaten the market since 1998

John Baron's Investment Trust Portfolios

A portfolio of investment trusts designed to generate growth and income

David Stevenson's SIPP Portfolio

Our columnist describes how he manages his pension fund and what he puts in it

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