By Charles D. Ellis

I got this booklet as a present and located it to be relatively unique. great anthology of articles on making an investment, fincancial heritage, and company luck generally. Very eclectic team of writers starting from Benjamin Graham to P.T. Barnum (I have consistently chanced on Barnum's "Rules for fulfillment" to be invaluable). Very not easy to place down after you have started. Even more durable to not end the booklet a section wiser.

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These stocks were among the top performing stocks of the prior year. These examples show how stocks can move dramatically when they reach the right-hand tail of the distribution of returns. W. Clay Allen CFA Page 51 2/25/01 COLM 45-degree bullish support line This stock based out and turned up in mid ’99. It has consistently remained above the 45-degree bullish support line ever since. Clearly it will “Top- out” someday but there are no signs of a top at this time. W. Clay Allen CFA Page 52 2/25/01 CPN 45-degree bullish support line This uptrend probably started in ’98 and has continued to outperform the S&P 500 by a large margin.

Clay Allen CFA Page 37 2/25/01 VRTS 45-degree bearish resistance line 45-degree bullish support line W. Clay Allen CFA Page 38 2/25/01 WCOM Shallow conventional downtrend line 45-degree bullish support line A succession of 45-degree bullish support line failures usually indicates a significant top. It is often a mistake to believe that the damage is done and that the stock won’t go any lower. As long as the trend is headed down it must be treated with respect. In my experience, these downtrends can really surprise investors on the downside.

Clay Allen CFA Page 51 2/25/01 COLM 45-degree bullish support line This stock based out and turned up in mid ’99. It has consistently remained above the 45-degree bullish support line ever since. Clearly it will “Top- out” someday but there are no signs of a top at this time. W. Clay Allen CFA Page 52 2/25/01 CPN 45-degree bullish support line This uptrend probably started in ’98 and has continued to outperform the S&P 500 by a large margin. Significant corrections have occurred but the stock has remained bullish.

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