**PROFIT MARKERS
**

Here are some interesting
figures which are immutable and which you may like to consider when
deciding on any winning target %.

If
you are trying to earn an approximate 20% return on your overall
investments, you have to achieve
one of the following:

Have
a 55% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
2.20

Have
a 40% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.00

Have
a 33% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.60

Have
a 30% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
4.00

Have a 26% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less
than 4.50

Have
a 24% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
5.00

Have
a 22% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
5.50

If
you are trying to earn an approximate 10% return on your overall
investments, you have to achieve
one of the following:

Have
a 50% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
2.20

Have
a 37% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.00

Have
a 30% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.60

Have
a 27% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
4.00

Have
a 24% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
4.50

Have
a 22% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
5.00

Have
a 20% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
5.50

If
you are trying to earn an approximate 5% return on your overall
investments, you have to achieve
one of the following:

Have
a 48% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
2.20

Have
a 35% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.00

Have
a 29% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.60

Have
a 26% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
4.00

Have
a 23% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
4.50

Have
a 21% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
5.00

Have
a 19% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
5.50

If
you are trying to earn an approximate 2% return on your overall
investments, you have to achieve
one of the following:

Have
a 46% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
2.20

Have
a 34% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.00

Have
a 28% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
3.60

Have
a 25% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less than
4.00

Have
a 22.5% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less
than 4.50

Have
a 20.5% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less
than 5.00

Have
a 18.5% strike rate if your average winning dividend is no less
than 5.50

I'm
sure you get the drift - the lower your expected rate of return,
the lower your winning strike rate needs to be. This may explain
why Australia's biggest punter allegedly endeavours to return 1%
a year on his investments. He thereby reduces his required winning
strike rate and increases his chances of achieving it. It may also
explain why if you try to double your money every Saturday why the
strike rate is unachievable?