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Monkeys vs Fund managers - An evaluation of alternative equity indices

  • total dividends paid by a company;
  • each company's total annual cashflow;
  • each company's book value;
  • each company's total annual sales

and also according to a combination of these.

The results showed that between 1968 and 2011 these fundamental index alternatives out-performed a comparable market capitalisation index. The full research paper "An evaluation of alternative equity indices. Part 2: Fundamental weighting schemes (latest version)" can be downloaded at the second link below.

Dr Nick Motson discusses this research in our video 'Monkeys' beat market cap indices.

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