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Concerning your Research Report No 1 Combining Fundamental and Technical Analysis (No longer published, but now incorporated in my Seminar Notes under Stock Selection - Colin): I recently carried out a quick review of the fortunes of your filtered accept list and it does not look all encouraging, only two showing sustained and credible positive price growth and a further two showing marginal positive change.

Concerning your Research Report No 1 Combining Fundamental and Technical Analysis (No longer published, but now incorporated in my Seminar Notes under Stock Selection - Colin): I recently carried out a quick review of the fortunes of your filtered accept list and it does not look al encouraging, only two showing sustained and credible positive price growth and a further two showing marginal positive change.

I don't disagree with these facts. It was a poor market to get much out of the value approach. However, there were some winners, as you admit. Good traders should have been on these and got out of the ones that started to move and failed. I only set out to deal with stock selection. To have thrown in trade management would have turned it into a book - in fact I am writing such a book now. Stock selection is far from the most important factor in trading success. However, it is an element and I chose to deal with it in the research report.

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