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Top Stocks 2014 : A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies - Martin Roth

Top Stocks 2014

A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies

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Published: 23rd October 2013
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Martin Roth once again applies his tried-and-tested selection criteria and rigorous analysis to determine the best public companies (representing low-risk, long-term value) for share buyers in 2014. This definitive guide to the top Australian listed companies presents all the key information in an easy-to-read format, giving any share buyer, regardless of their experience, the chance to build a successful stock portfolio.

Every investor – no matter how big or small their portfolio – needs to be armed with clear, objective information on the performance and outlook for the companies they’re considering. Top Stocks 2014 looks beyond share prices to present the investor with an accessible guide to the best of the best of the Australian share market – starting with the All Ordinaries index and applying a meticulous set of criteria to distill a concise selection of premium companies across market sectors.

Top Stocks 2014 cuts through the noise and hype to assess every company on the same criteria, with a focus on profitability, debt levels, and dividends. Inside you’ll find:

  • Individual, unbiased analysis of the latest results from top Australian companies.
  • Comparative sales and profits data, and in-depth ratio analysis.
  • Comprehensive research detailing each company’s overall outlook.
  • Additional tables that rank all companies according to financial data.
About the Author

Martin Roth is an internationally successful financial journalist. Based in Melbourne, he is one of Australia's leading authors of investment books.

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    4.0

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    By invo

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      Comments about Top Stocks 2014:

      I buy this book every year

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      4.0

      A big thumbs up

      By corby76

      from Gladstone qld

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        Comments about Top Stocks 2014:

        Very informed, up to date information about shares to watch and to buy.....helped me narrow down different shares

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        4.0

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        By Boegelman

        from Brisbane

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          Comments about Top Stocks 2014:

          This book provides a broad based analyse of ASX equities and acts as an additional reference to augment your own research.

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          5.0

          Saves a lot of time

          By Part-time investor

          from Sunshine Coast, Qld

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            Comments about Top Stocks 2014:

            As investors we're arguably faced with 'information overload' now, with so much data available and such a large number of companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, so we can get overwhelmed in the search for good stocks to buy.

            This is where this book comes in.

            It gives us a 'shortlist' of 98 of Martin Roth's choice of top stocks based on a bunch of criteria that include dividends, return on equity, profitability and so on. Sure, you could find this information online via your share buying platform but are you seriously going to read all of the data on all the listed companies to narrow down your list? If you answer yes to that, then good luck to you.

            So the strength of this book then, is that it only talks about the ones that fulfill Roth's criteria. I've used previous editions of this book to find some absolute gems that I probably would have otherwise missed.

            In other words, it's like being given a shortlist, from which you can narrow down your search for good stocks even further, based on your own criteria.

            So you will still have to do your own follow-up research. For example, even the best stock can be a poor investment if you pay too much for it, and that can happen if its share price has shot up too high in recent weeks. This is where your online (up-to-date) share buying platform can be extremely valuable.

            This book then, does not replace the information available online and in fact works best when used with it. But it gives you a marvellous starting point in narrowing down your search for your own group of top stocks.

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            Too basic for real investors

            By chess mind

            from Sydney

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            Just about all the information supplied can be obtained from the broker you use ( i.e.COMSEC )

            Too simple and basic for the serious investor

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            Preface

            Introduction

            Part 1: The companies

            Part 2: The tables

            ISBN: 9781118621851
            ISBN-10: 1118621859
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 304
            Published: 23rd October 2013
            Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.6  x 1.5
            Weight (kg): 0.44
            Edition Number: 20