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Bulls, Bears & a Croupier: The insider's guide to profiting from the Australian stockmarket by Matthew Kidman

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Part IV: Exploding the myths

According to the Oxford Dictionary a myth is ‘a widely held but false belief or idea’. Unfortunately, over hundreds of years the sharemarket has become polluted with investment myths, which have caused many investors significant pain. In this section we try to attack some of these myths in a bid to ensure that you are not sidetracked by issues that detract from rather than add to your ability to make money.

Chapter 16: Skin in the game

Investors are always looking for some comfort. Whether it is a strong earnings result, a higher dividend, superior management or talk of a takeover, every investor longs for a modicum of extra comfort in the decision they have made to invest in a company. Investors are particularly ...

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