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Finding the Top Stocks: Strategies for Success Top Stocks 2012 Paperback – 1 Apr 2015

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Product details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (1 April 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118238311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118238318
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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I didn't see anywhere that it was based on the Australian Stock Exchange. The info as another reviewer pointed out was at a very, very basic beginner level. Don't feel I got anything at all from this book and glad I hadn't paid for it.
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Interesting addition to my financial interests. I shall refer to it regularly when I am planning my investments and portfolio.
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Nice and straight forward basics for investing with some real world examples. Will have to check out the updated version.
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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars 11 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars average at best 15 Dec. 2011
By mike - Published on Amazon.com
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I just got a kindle and have a decent background in stock trading, technical and fundamental analysis, et. So I was hoping I could gain some knowledge from this book,however, I did not. I ended up skimming most of it because the information was pretty beginner but I suppose its a good read if you are new to investing.

Cons - not much depth to information
Pros - its free and could be a good entry level book
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Even free the cost is hight 17 May 2012
By DaveTrading - Published on Amazon.com
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This book don't contain a single strategy to find stocks, so al list the title is just here to attract people. Don't waste your time.
I have to say that I know quite a bit about trading but even for a beginner there nothing really useful.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If only I lived in Australia... 9 Jan. 2013
By MBRANSONII - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was a quick and easy read. I wasn't reading it to find any stock picks, for I don't believe in taking financial advice as is from anyone, yet the book made me feel a little more comfortable with understand different markets and their roles in the economic environment. It only took me two days to read through it and wouldn't recommend it to any advanced traders, for it is probably a waste of your time, but is quite informative for a newbie to the stock market, like myself.
4.0 out of 5 stars Basically and Excerpt from A Much Lengthier Book - Top Stocks 2012 Sharebuyer's Guide 18 Nov. 2012
By James N Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
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You can read this short nonfiction book as a standalone read but it is written to promote the authors annual book, which at the time this was written was Top Stocks 2012: A Sharebuyer's Guide to Leading Australian Companies, there is a 2013 edition of that book at the time of this review. Most of the information inside this book is in that one so don't buy both. This one was a free download that I noticed after I'd read and come on Amazon to review the hard copy version of Top Stocks 2012, which I actually found to be quite a helpful book. If this is still free or nearly free and you're not interested in buying the Top Stocks book it's worthwhile downloading.

It contains some good advice on why you shouldn't just jump on the bandwagon, why buying low and selling high is not as easy or straightforward as it seems and what else you should take into consideration when deciding on which company to buy shares in. There's a few tables of companies that fit under something mentioned and actual Australian companies mentioned. The whole book would only take you about twenty minutes to get through, a lot less if you just skimmed it. What I do like about this is that it doesn't read like a high school textbook.

What this isn't, is a book giving you stock tips. It isn't suggesting any companies you should invest your money in or evaluating companies (like the main Top Stock 2012 book does) for you to make a decision to likely invest in after looking at current market announcements and so forth.

I found the Top Stocks 2012 Guide to Leading Australian companies book to be helpful, this one wasn't really as I'd read what was in this, in that one. Basically this is an excerpt from that much longer more detailed book. But as I said, if you're not going to buy that one, this might give you some good advice.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A fair amount of fluff 6 Jun. 2012
By BookishFriend - Published on Amazon.com
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First off my disclaimer, I am far from a professional investor however I have read a number of investment books such as the intelligent investor by Benjamin Graham and read a few essays from Charlie Munger and Warren Buffet.

However there is not really a great deal of useful information here for either the experienced or the beginning investor.

The author mentions a number of different types of investing, however each is discussed in a superficial manner. Some of the tables that were thrown in seemed to come in from left field as well and did little to assist the reader to find the top stocks of this year.

The author discusses a number of different Australian Stocks (not so useful for our US friends) however they were given the waffle treatment as well.

From the perspective of the beginner investor it would be been useful to give examples and breakdown some individual companies financials and market data to make some predictions. Sadly, this was lacking.
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