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How to Make Money in Stocks : A Winning System in Good Times or Bad Paperback – Jan 1 1994


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070480176
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070480179
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,098,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By W. G. Tom on Aug. 26 2002
Format: Paperback
Great book to either start your stock analysis or finish any half baked theories you may have. Make no mistake, the text is VERY CONDENSED from an experienced professional. Thus, if you have patience, read it several times after experimenting with the method. The CANSLIM strategy is very obivious and easy to understand system. It has been around since 1988, so be very careful in application--the signals it generates can easily be predicted and countered by other professionals. However, if you understand the markets, the fundamental factors that make a stock attractive are timeless and universal, so even if MM fade the stock at your buy point, strict stop loss and a review of your entry should correct your mistakes as you become more experienced with the method. This book and others claim a 30-40% success selection rate coupled with proper money management can make you significant MONEY. I concur, but your experience with the method may vary. If you find the method did not work for you, either do a post mortem to see which CANSLIM factor you missed, or drop the method.
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before you leap to O'Niel's methods. The fewer books that you have read about making money in the stock market, the less critical you will be of O'Niel's ideas. I've only read a dozen or so, but it's been enough to raise some significant cautionary issues.
First, I'm not convinced that people can actually see the classic patterns in charts that O'Niel and other chartists claim are evident. Recognition of patterns _in_retrospect_ is meaningless; if there's a reliable quantitative method to recognize patterns while they evolve, I expect that the owner of this technology would keep the method to themselves as long as possible. Advantages that the chartists claim would tend to lose their power as they become widely known, but only if they really work. If they don't work, there's no reason not to publish the methods widely.
A lot of this book shows readers how to use the information in IBD, O'Niel's daily newspaper.
Despite my reservations, this book contains lots of interesting and useful ideas. It's up to the reader to weigh the many sources of information and interpretations of meaning in this book. The book is no substitute for the reader's new ideas and the successful mixing and interpretation of the ideas in this and other books. Eventual synthesis of a winning strategy still requires aptitude, hard work, and experience - despite this book's title claim.
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...then why is he telling you about it in this book, and not out there making money in the markets? Questions aside, O'Neil outlines the system he uses to select stocks in a very accessible, easy-to-understand manner. Like any system, it has its strengths and weaknesses and should not be viewed as a guaranteed ticket to instant wealth.
If you are new to stock analysis, this book will give you an introduction to what makes stock prices go up (and down). I liked it because it was interesting to see what system he used and what kind of success he had with it. I have no problems recommending this book but it shouldn't be the only book on investing that you read.
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This book is a must-read for investors. I've long been a subscriber to Investor's Business Daily - a publication of William J. O'Neil. This book is perfect if you want to learn not only a great stock trading system, but also want deeper knowledge of the market. The system proposed in my view is the best possible, because it is a highly selective system whereby only the companies with the best fundamentals are considered, and after that very specific technical criteria must be met before purchasing a stock. This system is very time consuming, but you learn a lot in the process. Besides, Inverstor's Business Daily hands you a list of stocks everyday that match the criteria - saving a lot of work.
This is not about getting rich quickly - it's about investing in the most profitable companies on the market, and deciding when to sell and buy. I don't know why more investors are following this method. Even if you don't want to use the CAN/SLIM system you'll still gain a lot of knowledge from reading this book. My suggestion is to subscribe to the paper for a while, and you'll probably get the book for free.
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The author has been highly successful in investing. But that does not mean this small book contains the entire wisdom of Mr O'Neil.
One has to know what investment strategy one is comfortable with. The book does not go into details about how you value the true worth (it is a very subjective topic) of a company. The CANSLIM strategy, in my opinion, is just one approach though a good one to consider. Before you adopt this strategy it is very important that you understand how to apply it. Also you must be sure enough to bet your money that you have done enough research to got the true data (sounds funny in this post Enron era) about the company.
Junk information about a comnpany may pass it through the CANSLIM test.
I couldn't care less about the technical analysis covered in this book. It may have looked good in the 'crazy phase' of the last bull market.
This book is a must read for people who 'invest' watching CNBC (assuming they still have money left for investing).
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