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Bulls, Bears & a Croupier : The New Bull Market and How to Profit From It - Matthew Kidman

Bulls, Bears & a Croupier

The New Bull Market and How to Profit From It

Paperback Published: 21st October 2011
ISBN: 9780730377559
Number Of Pages: 408

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"The purpose of this book is to encourage people to start investing in the share market. It is not a prescriptive document that will unveil the secret formula to success, mainly because there is no secret…" Matthew Kidman

The share market is awash with new opportunities to profit every day as millions of shares in thousands of companies change hands. Even if half of your decisions go wrong you still have a genuine chance of generating a profit like the pros - it really is the easiest game on earth!

Despite all of this the share market has lost its appeal for many people since the onset of the GFC. In Bulls, Bears and a Croupier, Matthew Kidman explains why a new bull market, with the potential to increase stock prices tenfold, is just around the corner and readers need to prise open their wallets.

With more than a decade of experience as a professional fund manager, Kidman deconstructs the share market, explodes the myths and turns traditional thinking on its head to show new and experienced investors alike that the share market can be a lot of fun and you can make a lot of money. You just have to know how!

About the Author

Matthew Kidman worked as a journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald covering media, telecommunications and commercial property. In 1997 he was appointed investment editor of the newspaper, with responsibility for all company coverage. He joined funds management outfit Wilson Asset Management in 1998 and over a 13-year period served as an analyst and portfolio manager. In 2003 he was appointed to the role of chief executive officer of the group. Wilson Asset Management specialises in small capitalisation companies and its flagship fund — WAM Capital — over a 12-year period delivered a return of more than 18 per cent per year, compared with the benchmark 8 per cent of the All Ordinaries index. Matthew is also the co-author of two bestselling books: Masters of the Market and Master CEOs.

About the author vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

Prologue: the croupier's story xvii

Part I The wonderful sharemarket

1 The pitch 3

2 The gun investor 15

3 No training and no idea 25

Part II Building the foundations

4 Who are you? The road to discovery 31

5 Creating your own Wall Street 47

6 The nine rules of success 61

Part III Ready, set, go!

7 Finding stocks that go up 81

8 Primary school numbers 95

9 Margins, ratios and all that jazz 119

10 All companies are different 135

11 The perfect company 153

12 Trophy cabinet to rubbish bin 169

13 Don't fight momentum 183

14 Traps 189

15 The mystery of management 203

Part IV Exploding the myths

16 Skin in the game 219

17 Look for the catalyst not the company 233

18 Old and past it 253

19 Smart money — bad results 259

20 Other myths 267

Part V Are professionals better?

21 Professional versus punter 277

22 Money managers, money makers 297

Part VI When does a bull become a bear?

23 Is this a bull or a bear? 311

24 History has the answers 317

25 Where are we in 2011? 331

26 Get ready to touch the sky 347

Epilogue: our former croupier 363

Final word 365

Index 369

ISBN: 9780730377559
ISBN-10: 0730377555
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 21st October 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1

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