Bulls, bears & a croupier [electronic resource] : the insider's guide to profiting from the Australian stockmarket / Matthew Kidman.

Kidman, Matthew, 1968-
Richmond, Vic. : Wiley, 2011.
1 online resource (404 p.)
1st edition

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Bulls, bears and a croupier
Insider's guide to profiting from the Australian stockmarket
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An experienced Australian fund manager explains how the share market can be a fun and simple place to operate if you take the right approach. The share market is awash with new opportunities to profit everyday 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
Bulls, Bears and a Croupier: The insider's guide to profiting from the Australian stockmarket; Contents; About the Author; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Prologue: The Croupier's Story; Part I: The wonderful sharemarket; Chapter 1: The pitch; The easiest game on earth; Don't leave your common sense at home; As easy as kissing; Everyone gets it wrong; It is so much better than horse racing; The market can take you around the world; The sharemarket is clean; Liquidity; Compounding returns; Shares are not the be all and end all; Chapter 2: The gun inverstor; Confidence; Judgement
CompetitivenessCuriosity; Independent thinking; Modesty; Patience; Numeracy; Greed; Conclusion; Chapter 3: No training and no idea; Don't be fooled, you can do it; The market does not discriminate; Part II: Building the foundations; Chapter 4: Who are you? The road to discovery; A game of roulette; Genetic make-up; What type of investor are you?; People start with the wrong question; The punter; The trader; The helicopter pilot; The stock picker; The visionary; The believer; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Creating your own Wall Street; Professionals need shoulders to lean on
What is the name of your street?Going for broke; Big or small?; Talk to your next door neighbour; Judgement; All in the conversation; Conclusion; Chapter 6: The nine rules of success; Don't fall in love with yourself; Learn to deal with your mistakes; Say sorry; Work hard on selling; Don't concentrate too hard; Don't let the bank make decisions for you; Watch out for double dipping; Follow the rules of life; Read until you drop; Conclusion; Part III: Ready, set, go!; Chapter 7: Finding stocks that go up; Too stupid to fail; Fifty stocks that are safer than houses; Turn up the risk dial
The role of the brokerBehind the broker; Old news; Higher and higher; Down but not out; Charting a course; Announcements; Curiosity makes you rich; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Primary school numbers; Maths is not a prerequisite; The key financials; The three key pages; Cash flow is the truth; ION Limited; It's as easy as ABC; So what looks good?; Strange name, great returns; Keep it simple; Chapter 9: Margins, ratios and all that jazz; PEs - the bee's knees; EBIT, EBITDA, yah, yah, yah; Cash into the future; Returns that matter; See what your equity is earning you
Profit forecasts - it's like forecasting the weatherPutting it into action; Our approach; Two-minute free cash flow; Working out working capital; You may be different; Chapter 10: All companies are different; Growth is the drug; Turnarounds; Rich in assets; Cyclicals; The PE game; Conclusion; Chapter 11: The perfect company; 10 points of perfection; Never forget the price; Chapter 12: Trophy cabinet to rubbish bin; Darwin alive and well; Endless inefficiency; There are snakes and ladders everywhere; Even the biggest can do nothing; Small diamonds can turn into big rocks
Fundamentals are everything
Includes index.