Ignore the index and focus on these five quality value stocks instead. The Australian stock market has gone nowhere since September last year; it's a classic sideways market that resulted after it moved above fair value in early 2013. Unlike 2012 - the last time the market showed value - today there are no easy gains. The only way to generate good returns - 10 per cent over a period of time -- is to focus on absolute returns: buying individual stocks that exhibit quality and that are offered in value. Here are five quality stocks to consider in coming months. But look for a margin of safety: Woolworths (WOW); ANZ (ANZ); CSL (CSL); BHP Billiton (BHP); and Adelaide Brighton (ABC). (VIEW LINK)