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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


Published: 21st October 2011
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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.



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This is a great read


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    This was a very informative and easy read. Provided a great insight into the workings of the Australian share market and I would reccomend people looking to invest in shares to read this book.

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    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: 320
    Published: 21st October 2011
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 2.1
    Edition Number: 1