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How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Editionby William J. O'Neil
Synopses & Reviews
The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and USA Today business bestseller!
The bestselling guide to buying stocks, from the founder of Investors Business Dailynow completely revised and updated
When it was first published, How to Make Money inStocks hit the investing world like a jolt, providing readers with the first in-depth explanation of William J. ONeils innovative CAN SLIM investing method. This technique, based on an exhaustive study of the greatest stock market winners dating back to 1953, is a straightforward, seven-step process for minimizing risk, maximizing return, and finding stocks that are poised to perform. Five years later, ONeil, founder of the industry icon Investors Business Daily, revised his classic text and provided a glimpse on how the average investor can make money in todays equities market.
This fourth edition of How to Make Money in Stocks has been revised and updated with new chapters designed to help investors increase their performance in a turbulent economic climate. New discussions include:
Praise for previous editions
“The most useful stock market book in years.”
“In ONeils opinion, a stock isnt unlike a car or a set of golf clubsyou have to pay for quality. A winning system.”
“A superbbook, spelling out his investment strategies in plain English and ONeilisms.”
San Francisco Business Times
“His very good advice comprises a mixture of three parts common sense and one part technical knowledge.”
The American Spectator
This bestselling guide to buying stocks, now completely revised and updated, offers a straightforward, seven-step process for minimizing risk, maximizing return, and finding stocks that are poised to perform.
A BUSINESSWEEK BESTSELLER!
Anyone can learn to invest wisely with this bestselling investment system!
Through every type of market, William J. ONeils national bestseller, How to Make Money in Stocks, has shown over 2 million investors the secrets to building wealth. ONeils powerful CAN SLIM® Investing Systema proven 7-step process for minimizing risk and maximizing gainshas influenced generations of investors.
Based on a major study of market winners from 1880 to 2009, this expanded edition gives you:
PLUS strategies to help you avoid the 21 most common investor mistakes!
“I dedicated the 2004 Stock Traders Almanac to Bill ONeil: ‘His foresight, innovation, and disciplined approach to stock market investing will influence investors and traders for generations to come.”
Yale Hirsch, publisher and editor, Stock Traders Almanac and author of Lets Change the World Inc.
“Investors Business Daily has provided a quarter-century of great financial journalism and investing strategies.”
David Callaway, editor-in-chief, MarketWatch
“How to Make Money in Stocks is a classic. Any investor serious about making money in the market ought to read it.”
Larry Kudlow, host, CNBCs "The Kudlow Report"
About the Author
William J. O'Neil is the founder and chairman of Investor's Business Daily and the author of the million-copy best-seller How to Make Money in Stocks. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, William J. O'Neil began his investment career as a stockbroker. He started investing with less than $500, but through continued study, mistakes, and a desire to find out exactly how the stock market really worked, O'Neil realized a 20-fold increase in his own account in 26 months from October 1962 to December 1964. He then purchased a set on the New York Stock Exchange and opened his own investment management and research firm, William O'Neil + Co., Incorporated, at the age of 30. Founded in 1963, William O'Neil + Co. was the first to create a computerized stock-market database, which is used today by over 400 major U.S. institutions across the country, including banks, insurance companies, pension and mutual funds, corporations, and government organizations. O'Neil wanted to provide individuals with the same critical data the professionals use in order to make smarter investment decisions so he launched Investor's Business Daily in 1984. By virtue of a proprietary contract with William O'Neil + Co., Investor's Business Daily is able to access the historical securities database for use in publication of the newspaper.
Table of Contents
Part I: A Winning System: CAN SLIM™
Introduction: Learning From the Greatest Winners
CHAPTER 1: C = Current Quarterly Earnings per Share: The Higher the Better
CHAPTER 2: A = Annual Earnings Increases: Look for Significant Growth
CHAPTER 3: N = New Products, New Management, New Highs: Buying at the Right Time
CHAPTER 4: S = Supply and Demand: Shares Outstanding Plus Big Volume Demand
CHAPTER 5: L = Leader or Laggard: Which Is Your Stock?
CHAPTER 6: I = Institutional Sponsorship: Follow the Leaders
CHAPTER 7: M = Market Direction: How to Determine It
Part II: Be Smart From the Start
CHAPTER 8: Nineteen Common Mistakes Most Investors Make
CHAPTER 9: When to Sell and Cut Your Losses
CHAPTER 10: When to Sell and Take Your Profit
CHAPTER 11: Should You Diversify, Invest for the Long Haul, Buy on Margin, Sell Short, Etc.?
CHAPTER 12: How to Read Charts Like an Expert and Improve Your Stock Picks and Timing
Part III: Investing Like a Professional
CHAPTER 13: Models of the Greatest Stock Market Winners: 1952–2001
CHAPTER 14: How to Find Winning Stocks Using Investors Business Daily
CHAPTER 15: How to Pick the Best Market Sectors, Industry Groups, and Subgroups
CHAPTER 16: The Art of Tape Reading: Analyzing and Reacting to News
CHAPTER 17: Should You Buy Options, Nasdaq Stocks, New Issues, Convertible Bonds, Tax Shelters, Foreign Stocks?
CHAPTER 18: How You Could Make a Million Dollars Owning Mutual Funds
CHAPTER 19: Improving Management of Pension and Institutional Portfolios
CHAPTER 20: Important Guidelines to Remember
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