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24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success: Learn the Most Important Investment Techniques from the Founder of Investor's Business Daily Paperback – December 13, 1999
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From the Back Cover
One of the world's leading investment advisers offers unique
investing do's and don'ts that help you multiply your money.
Drawing from his highly popular "26 Weeks to Investment Success" series in Investor's Business Daily, chairman and founder William J. O'Neil gives you a bounty of proven, easy-to-apply techniques for building a profitable portfolio. O'Neil cuts through the static of conventional "wisdom" with a refreshing array of common-sense strategies that help you accurately gauge the market . . . buy and sell stocks at just the right moment . . . seize opportunities presented by market corrections . . . take advantage of the rich potential of mutual funds . . . and successfully manage your portfolio. Essential reading for investors of all levels, this eye-opening guide to solid investment practices now puts the goal of long-term financial security easily within your reach.
Praise for O'Neil's 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success:
"When it comes to investment and stock selection, you couldn't get a better mentor than Bill O'Neil. . . . A must read for the serious do-it-yourself investor."
Harry S. Dent, Jr., author, The Roaring 2000s and The Roaring 2000s Investor
"There simply isn't any other book that can be called a handbook for Cramer, Berkowitz." Jim Cramer, Co-founder, TheStreet.Com & Hedge Fund Manager, Cramer, Berkowitz & Co.
"No fad can compete for long with the sound principles that William O'Neil shares with investors. In my 35 years in the business, I've found very few folks who really know the market, how to pick good stocks over time, and when to sell better than Bill."
Foster Friess, Chairman, Friess Associates and Co-Manager, Brandywine Funds
"In this era of information overload, day trading, and market volatility, author Bill O'Neil takes the emotion out of investing and lays out a clear, understandable road map on long-term investing."
Linda O'Bryon, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, Nightly Business Report
Top Customer Reviews
If this book fits, then, let me go on to provide some caveats. First, it is often hard to limit your losses in the kinds of stocks recommended by this technique. Following a company warning about earnings, it is not unusual for these stocks to fall 15-40 percent without ever trading at any price in between. So your losses may well be larger than he suggests here.
Second, technical analysis is a field that is filled with ambiguity. Your success in reading charts will not be as good as these examples suggest. Many academic studies fail to find any value in technical analysis.
Third, the kind of stocks that are recommended can perform very poorly if the market goes through a prolonged drop in valuation (as last occurred from 1973-1975). You will be buying stocks that are trading at enormous multiples. You could experience more sustained losses than Mr. O'Neil suggests in such a changed market environment, if it were to recur.Read more ›
The book is written in a basic interview approach-- someone probably asked questions and then recorded the answers over a period of years. That makes the volume consise and very easy to read. In fact, you'll barrel through it in no time.
If you are relatively new to IBD, you need to read this. And, if you are a new subscriber you've probably received a copy with your subscription! If you didn't-- with patience, over time you can read through the book as it is reprinted chapter by chapter in the paper itself. O'Neil does this from time to time.
Someone in another review said this book is a giant advertizement for the Daily. No denying that-- but rather than seeing the comment as a criticism, look at it as a worthwhile suggestion. If you are considering getting into investing, I'd strongly recommend Investor's Business Daily as one of your first steps toward starting your learning curve.
And, if the book isn't included with your subscription, then be sure to pick it up at the same time.
The advice here isn't anything that hasn't been seen elsewhere, but it hasn't been put together in quite this way before either.
If you aren't quite sure of the success of his methods, go no further than a terrific set of interviews with two of his top disciples. Kevin Marder (another O'Neil-o-phile) formerly of CBS Marketwatch, published the interview at tradingmarkets.com. Its a good read and attests to the potential of O'Neil's strategies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quintessential Bill O'Neil. I read everything I can by the master and so should you.
Even if you've heard it before, hearing it again only helps.
It was a gift; the recipient enjoyed it, found it very useful.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book Ok Ok, it is more a promotion for Investor;s Business Daily than anything eslePublished 2 months ago by James Boukhalfa
O'Neil is always good. The CANSLIM system has always been a market winner.Published 8 months ago by brigg10
Reading stock charts and spotting what's coming is key if you are going to own stocks. This book is a must read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barry Ogston
I learned a long time ago that the best way to truly learn something is the read it over and over again and in ways that are slightly different. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert Kirk