Itching for Turnaround

When a year ends, investors are faced with a question: Do I look to the year's winners to use as a guide for the new year's investments? Or do I follow the year's losers, believing they're more likely than not to perform well next year?

In my last column, I wrote about three strategies that were my best performers in 2011 -- a momentum strategy, as well as ones based on the thinking of James P. O'Shaughnessy and Warren Buffett. All of them produced double-digit gains in a year when the S&P 500 was flat. (When I choose stocks, I use strategies I automated that mirror the thinking of Wall Street's great gurus.)...617 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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