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Bulls, Bears & a Croupier: The insider's guide to profiting from the Australian stockmarket by Matthew Kidman

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Part III: Ready, set, go!

Now we have reached the big moment — buying and selling shares. This section is not meant to be prescriptive; instead, it is about explaining the way we approached the market at Wilson Asset Management over the years and some of the key factors we concentrated on. This method served us well, but didn’t make us immune from mistakes. As a stock picker I have focused heavily in this part of the book on how I look at stocks. Hopefully it will help you try to discover the best method for yourself.

Chapter 7: Finding stocks that go up

At times I felt like I had mastered the technique of buying high and selling low. This insidious problem was most painful in bull markets when I managed to select the only stock going down ...

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