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Good afternoon,

With our nights getting darker quicker and our clocks soon to be turned back, it is fair to say that summer is well and truly behind us.  Cricket is coming to an end and the football season is looming (go the Mighty Dees!!).  Found this sound bit of advice for you.

WAYS TO WEIGH A STOCK TIP ....

Share tips are a great Australian tradition, whether they're passed on by your brother-in-law at a dinner party or by a stranger in an online chat room.  The obvious problem for investors is; do you just take the bait.

Always remember, when you buy a stock, someone else has to believe just as passionately that it's a sell," says Elio DÁmato, chief executive officer at financial research firm Lincoln Indicators, which operates the Stock Doctor fundamental analysis subscription website.

Investment require a lot of work and following tips from a workmate is just not going to work.  You might get the odd one right through sheer luck, but its not going to make you money in the long run.

DÁmato says investors have to understand the business behind the stock, what it's worth and what its risk level is.  But even before that, he says they have to understand what kind of investor they are - a trader or a long-term investor.

For a start, investors have to understand the share price "means nothing", he says, other than what entering the stock will cost you.  Nor does the usual method of expressing a stock's risk, its standard deviation measure (volatility of the share price around a mean). "When it comes to risk, the actual risk of an investment is the financial risk of the business.

Best tip is get professional advice. otherwise it is comparable to backing a horse tip at the races.

Have a safe and great Easter break.

Kind regards,

Mark
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BRONWYN FAGAN
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A lawyer with ASASS with a long sporting history, Brownyn has a full life. Representing Australia in both Bobsleigh and Skeleton (a winter sport similar to the Luge), plus state representation in AFL, Athletics and Show Horses.
 
Brownyn has worked in energy law for over a decade and is now working in sports anti-doping law for the Commonwealth. 
 
With many published articles and opinion pieces in newspaper and online. Bronwyn often presents largely on sports and/or the law, managing legal service providers and ethics of law.
 
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  1. What was your favourite food as a child?  My mums apricot and philly cheesecake
  2. What's the #1 most played song on your Ipod?  Miley Cyrus-Wrecking Ball (I have 2 daughters)
  3. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?  I hate unpacking boxes after moving house
  4. What sound do you love?  My 2 daughters laughing.. nothing better in the world
  5. If you could be a fictional character, who would you choose?  Anna from Frozen
  6. What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?  Raising my eyebrow at teachers - drove them mad.. I guess I may sometimes have a bad attitude?
  7. What do you want to be when you grow up?  The Governor General
  8. When was the last time you had an amazing meal?  Last week, was just a Thai Soup but the restaurant made it fabulous
  9. What was the first thing you brought with your own money?  I can remember riding my bide a long way to the shops just to get a mint patty.  Still my favourite chocolate!
  10. At what age did you become an adult?  Forty (last year)
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