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Subject:  New to the game (?questions?) Date:  6/22/2000  11:54 AM
Author:  dcwhipple Number:  3082 of 8787

First off, thank you all for the education you are providing me. How you guys get the time to read, let alone post, on all these different boards is beyond me. Responses to the questions below are greatly appreciated!

I have several questions on the book and the boards so I will try to make this quick:

1) For people with little time to rummage through FUD, what are the 2/3 top places a Gorilla Gamer should go for intelligent discussion (feel free not to include the TMF if I am in the wrong spot)?
2) What investing philosophies would you suggest I examine next to build on the Gorilla principals (please provide sources if possible: books, chat groups, URL's)?

Book (1st edition)=
3) In chapter 9, Paul Johnson tries to explain how he recognized markets going into a tornado. He uses several tables (pg. 212,215,etc.) to show quarter to quarter growth. Is it just me? The shaded area, which he indicates as when a tornado is identifiable, is basically a single quarter's increase with a decrease preceding it. A pattern similar to times before and after it. How does someone extrapolate a tornado market from a single quarter jump without the advantage of hindsight? I shouldn't be looking at the companies' relative growth to its competitors, should I? Tornadoes should be a function of the entire market booming, not individual share within it.
4) Where in the ?!@#% do you find data to build quarter to quarter market growth for a specific market???

I thank you in advance for your thoughtful replies. I hope that some day I will be able to contribute a fraction of what you have already provided me.


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