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The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure: A Comprehensive Guide to the Theory and Practical Use of the Point and Figure Charting Method by Jeremy du Plessis

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Introduction

The question I ask myself before reading a book such as this is: what qualifies the author to write on the subject?

I am not going to pretend that I started trading stocks when I was at junior school. I can’t even pretend that it was at high school; there were many more exciting things to do at that age. I confess that I did not pay my way through university from the proceeds of trading either. In fact, I graduated in 1975 and settled down to the life of an automotive engineer in South Africa, blissfully unaware that the stock market even existed. I was 27 before I became aware of financial markets, when I returned to university in Britain to take an economics degree.

Some may therefore regard me as a relative novice. I only ...

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