The first edition of Masters of the Market was a bestseller, with investors rushing to find out about the great Australian success stories. Sharing the experiences, strategies and setbacks that have helped shape them into Australia? most successful sharemarket investors in this second edition are all but two of the original investment heavyweights. Among them are Robert Maple-Brown, David Paradice and the dynamic duo of Sir Ron Brierley and Gary Weiss. Joining these big names are three new masters ?Peter Guy, Phil Mathews and Andrew Sisson. They were chosen by the original fifteen masters, who voted for their inclusion based on outstanding, long track records in equity investment. While all the masters have enjoyed strong investment results during the bull market of the last two years, some have greatly exceeded market returns and others have converted a high proportion of their portfolio to cash. The reasons behind the investment calls of this group are discussed in detail, as is the world investment environment and emerging market leaders.