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  1. With respect to “Bull Market Phase Three”, what would be your definition of a significant “increase in volatility” which would cause you to be concerned?
  2. A book suggests stop-losses be set 5% below support for US stocks with a beta of 1 and 10% below support for US stocks with a beta of 2. Does this apply in Australia?
  3. What is Beta?
  4. If profit comes from price movement, should a technical analyst look for volatile shares?