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The Successful Investor: What 80 Million People Need to Know to Invest Profitably and Avoid Big Losses

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Simple-to-follow strategies for making--and keeping--profits in today's perilous stock market

More than 80 million investors lost 50 to 80 percent of their savings in the recent stock market crash. Investor's Business Daily publisher William J. O'Neil, how
Paperback, 183 pages
Published September 16th 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published August 26th 2003)
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Jose Taveras
Apr 13, 2014 Jose Taveras rated it really liked it
This is a very good book if you follow the can slim approach, and you're a long term investor however if you're an intraday trader this book is useless. I still think is an excellent book.
Oct 02, 2015 Janet rated it liked it
Shelves: business
Since i'm not a business major, I would say it's an ok book to read. It's a bit hard for the beginner at least.
Schnitzer Ang
Mar 04, 2014 Schnitzer Ang rated it liked it
This is a very technical book. The teaching is illustrate by graphs and examples.
Oct 05, 2014 Glenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: investing
Concise trading system using supply and demand signals for buy/sell triggers. In this work, O'Neil moves his fundamental screen (CAN SLIM) to the appendix, freeing you to choose or develop another. It's a little sparse on the portfolio management aspect of trading, but there is some usable material. Sure, there's a bunch of bias for his IBD products throughout. But if you can't find a signal in the noise, you shouldn't be in speculative trading.
Jun 03, 2016 Fai added it
Accumulation and Distribution. This book is boring, but you can learn when is the market is going to turn.
Feb 17, 2016 Jef rated it really liked it
Will has written some timeless principles here about investing in the market.

while some of this may seem counter-intuitive it's information that can be applied, learned and adapted to your own investing.

possibly goes beyond the beginner investor although take your time, read this a couple of times and you'll be able to apply a great deal
Kevin Xu
Aug 07, 2013 Kevin Xu rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read
This book is just a shorter summary of his earlier book, How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad.
Jan 13, 2011 Nick rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
A few good bits of info. More of a promotion of Investor's Business Daily than a piece of real literature. I'm still thinking about the sell at 25-30% gain and only 8% loss... I think I need to read more about value investing and re-read this one.
Michael Bond
Jun 26, 2013 Michael Bond rated it it was ok
A long ad for Investor's Business Daily.
Sep 11, 2013 Leah rated it did not like it
I didn't get it!
very good
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William J. O'Neil is a stock trader, entrepreneur and writer, who founded the business newspaper Investor's Business Daily and the stock brokerage firm William O'Neil & Co. Inc. He is the creator of the CAN SLIM investment strategy.

He studied business at Southern Methodist University, received a Bachelor's degree and served in the United States Air Force.
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