Book Description


Anyone can learn to invest wisely with this bestselling investment system!

Through every type of market, William J. O’Neil’s national bestseller, How to Make Money in Stocks, has shown over 2 million investors the secrets to building wealth. O’Neil’s powerful CAN SLIM® Investing System—a proven 7-step process for minimizing risk and maximizing gains—has influenced generations of investors.

Based on a major study of market winners from 1880 to 2009, this expanded edition gives you:

  • Proven techniques for finding winning stocks before they make big price gains
  • Tips on picking the best stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to maximize your gains
  • 100 new charts to help you spot today’s most profitable trends

PLUS strategies to help you avoid the 21 most common investor mistakes!

“I dedicated the 2004 Stock Trader’s Almanac to Bill O’Neil: ‘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 Trader’s Almanac and author of Let’s Change the World Inc.

Investor’s 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, CNBC’s "The Kudlow Report"

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Edition
  3. An Important Notice to All Investors
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents
  6. Part I: A Winning System: CAN SLIM®
    1. Introduction You Must Learn and Benefit from America’s 100 Years of Super Winners
    2. CHAPTER 1 America’s Greatest Stock-Picking Secrets
    3. CHAPTER 2 How to Read Charts Like a Pro and Improve Your Selection and Timing
    4. CHAPTER 3 C = Current Big or Accelerating Quarterly Earnings and Sales per Share
    5. CHAPTER 4 A = Annual Earnings Increases: Look for Big Growth
    6. CHAPTER 5 N = Newer Companies, New Products, New Management, New Highs Off Properly Formed Chart Bases
    7. CHAPTER 6 S = Supply and Demand: Big Volume Demand at Key Points
    8. CHAPTER 7 L = Leader or Laggard: Which Is Your Stock?
    9. CHAPTER 8 I = Institutional Sponsorship
    10. CHAPTER 9 M = Market Direction: How You Can Determine It
  7. Part II: Be Smart from the Start
    1. CHAPTER 10 When You Must Sell and Cut Every Loss … Without Exception
    2. CHAPTER 11 When to Sell and Take Your Worthwhile Profits
    3. CHAPTER 12 Money Management: Should You Diversify, Invest for the Long Haul, Use Margin, Sell Short, or Buy Options, IPOs, Tax Shelters, Nasdaq Stocks, Foreign Stocks, Bonds, or Other Assets?
    4. CHAPTER 13 Twenty-One Costly Common Mistakes Investors Make
  8. Part III: Investing Like a Professional
    1. CHAPTER 14 More Models of Great Stock Market Winners
    2. CHAPTER 15 Picking the Best Market Themes, Sectors, and Industry Groups
    3. CHAPTER 16 How I Use IBD® to Find Potential Winning Stocks
    4. CHAPTER 17 Watching the Market and Reacting to News
    5. CHAPTER 18 How You Could Make Your Million Owning Mutual Funds
    6. CHAPTER 19 Institutional Portfolio Ideas
    7. CHAPTER 20 Important Time-Tested Proven Rules and Guidelines to Remember
  9. Success Stories
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. About the Author
  12. Index