When I decided to write Stock Picking for Profit my objective was simple: to write a book that could demonstrate how to successfully invest in equities by shrewdly picking shares. The book had to be practical and needed to cover all the important areas of equity valuations. It also had to show how investment theory can be put into practice. To this end, I produced no fewer than 32 case studies throughout the 20 chapters in the book to provide readers with a step-by-step guide to explain the rationale behind my winning investments. I have also outlined the lessons to learn so that you too can implement the same techniques in your own stock picking.
The book includes important Warren Buffett and David Dreman-derived stock screens in the areas of value investing and contrarian investing, respectively. I have also given the 10 rules I use for screening my annual bargain shares portfolio (using a Ben Graham-inspired stock screen). The aim of these specific chapters is for you to be able to do the same and enjoy the gains my portfolios have achieved over the years.