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How Important Is Turnover?

Helpful at the extremes, less helpful elsewhere.

Last year I examined the predictive power of a number of data points, but I didn't test turnover. Because many investors use it in their selection process, I thought I'd put turnover through the paces to see where it shakes out versus the other data points.

I'll walk you through what turnover means, how I tested it, what the tests show, and finally, what turnover tells you about a fund's strategy.

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