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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): Most disconcerting of all are the stocks filtered out of your list that have experienced substantial price growth during the last 12 months.

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): Most disconcerting of all are the stocks filtered out of your list that have experienced substantial price growth during the last 12 months.

I don't understand. I presented the whole list and looked at every stock. Perforce I could only look at the charts as they stood then. If the charts improved during the year they should have been caught by a simple visual technical screen. At no time did I intend to imply this was the only stock selection method I use. However it can be a powerful one in the right market. In the wrong market, it gives very few signals to trade. I only filtered out definitely the thinly traded stocks. I stick by this no matter how well they did, because the risk is too high and they are too difficult to trade. Frankly I have not even bothered to check how the thinly traded stocks went.

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