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Do you do any research in the Peter Lynch style " kicking the tyres"?

This refers to Peter's book One Up on Wall Street. Yes I do whenever I can. It is easy with retailers and businesses that we deal with in everyday life. I always have my eyes open for information or insights on how a business is travelling. However, I rarely go far out of my way to do this unless I am very seriously interested in investing in a company. This is partly a question of time and partly a question of my investment plan, which is strongly based on technical analysis and only on fundamental analysis in basic terms.