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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.7" Width: 4.9" Height: 1" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 25, 2005
Publisher American Media International
ISBN 1932378693 ISBN13 9781932378696
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More About Jeffrey Liker
Author Profile William J. O'Neil (Los Angeles, CA) is the founder and chairman of Investor's Business Daily, one of the world's leading financial newspapers, and is internationally regarded as a foremost source of investment research and advice. He is also founder of William O'Neil ] Company, a leader in equity market information and data research for more than 400 major institutional money managers worldwide.
William J. O'Neil currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
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Common Sense Strategies for Investing in Stocks! Jun 21, 2008
William O'Neil, who started a successful financial paper known as Investors Business Daily, wrote How to Make Money in Stocks. Decade of research and critical thinking has helped O'Neil to create some very powerful ways of investing successfully.
O'Neil's ideas aren't about getting rich quick. It takes time, study diligence and patience coupled with controlling ones emotions to become an excellent investor. The Successful Investor melds both the technical and fundamental aspects of investing with common sense. O'Neil uses a great number of charts throughout the book to explain concepts in detail.
The Successful Investor provides strong basics to help the intermediate investor as well as the experienced investor. This book may not be right for a novice.
Topics include Managing Your Portfolio: How to Buy the Very Best Stocks, When to Sell and Nail Down Your Big Profit While You Still Have It, Time-Proven Methods to Maximize Results and Minimize Losses and much more.
I have read many books, magazines and articles on investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more over the years. O'Neil's ideas are some of the most solid and consistent I have found to apply to the stock market. They are easy to read and understand the basic...but like anything worth while...it takes years to be good. I have read three of O'Neil's books and have found great ideas in all of them.
The Re-Discovery of Common Sense: A Guide to: The Lost Art of Critical Thinking
very impressive! Apr 9, 2008
For once someone who knows what he is talking about. If you are serious about investing buy this book, you won't regret. In fact, it can be your only investment book. What I like is that the book clearly shows that there is no such thing as buy-and-hold investor. To me investor is a just trader who trades in a weekly timeframe.
Excellent Book Dec 4, 2007
I think IBD is worth every penny. You can do everything that the author says without using IBD (by using MSN, Yahoo etc) but if you don;t have time for that IBD is the way to go. I have been following many (not all, i don't like the idea of buying at market price) of the advices in this book and have bagged 30% return in the last year despite two nasty corrections. If you want to take one lesson from this book, it would be
Buy high and sell higher in a bull market.
Outstanding investment/trading book. May 20, 2007
William O' Neal has done an excellent job laying out for investors and stock traders the 5 steps to take for outstanding results. I have read Oneal's other books but this one really laid out his strategies in a very easy to understand format. Here are the 5 steps he puts forth:
#1 Which way is the general market going? Only invest in bull markets, if the market is continually going down and has rallies that fail and fall again into lows. Stay away and safely in cash. Wait to enter when the market is clearly in an uptrend.
#2 Use a simple 3 to 1 profit and loss percentage plan. By setting a 7% stop loss on all stocks, and capturing a 20% gain when you are right, you can be right on 33% of your stock picks and still be a profitable investor/trader. Of course this is the worst case scenario. The important thing is taking losses quickly and letting profits run to a reasonable place and then take them.
#3 How to buy the very best stocks at the very best times. Buy stocks using the CAN-SLIM method for the fundamental value. (With current and 5 year earnings increases being the #1 measurement of valuation). Then buy them after they have reached there 52 week high, pulled back and resumed upwards after coming off new support levels.(Cup and handle chart pattern).
#4 When to nail down your big profit. Sell a stock that has run up to a ridiculous price while it is still heading up. Do not try to call the top, these stocks pull back tremendously when they run out of buyers. The signs to sell include when it closes at the low for the day or fails to make new highs for a few days. (Railroad tracks on a chart).
#5 Managing your portfolio for maximum gains and minimum losses. When it is time to realign your portfolio sell your losers and keep your winners. Diversifying is for people who do not know what they are doing, successful investors buy 4 to 10 stocks they are experts on and watch them closely. Only add a new one after you sell your biggest loser. Never buy more of a stock that is going down only increase position sizes on winners. Only buy the best stocks in an industry, stay away from stocks under $15 to $20 a share.
Excellent book that belongs in every investors/traders library. William O'Neal belongs with other legendary traders he has done a great job of building on what others have learned. I predict it will be a classic one day.
John's Review Apr 11, 2007
I believe every investor ought to read this book before putting any money in the market. If O'Neil's CANSLIM system is followed, it is IMPOSSIBLE to to lose money in the stock market!