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.