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William J. O'Neil's proven investment advice has earned him millions of loyal followers. And his signature best seller, How to Make Money in Stocks, contains all the guidance listeners need on the entire investment process­­, from picking a broker to diversifying a portfolio to making a million in mutual funds.

For self-directed investors of all ages and expertise, William J. O'Neil's proven CAN SLIM investment strategy is helping those who follow O'Neil to select winning stocks and create a more powerful portfolio. Based on a 40-year study of the most successful stocks of all time, CAN SLIM is an easy-to-use tool for picking the winners and reducing risk in today's volatile economic environment.

©2002 William J. O'Neil and ©1995, 1988 McGraw-Hill; (P)2003 AMI

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  • XEVEN
  • Dover NH, United States
  • 11-08-08

EXCELLENT

William J Oneil has got it down!I have bought several other stock market audio books from audible and Oneil is the one that really knows his stuff.Get ready to subscribe to IBD you need it to effectively benefit from this book. I would buy it again if I didnt have it! Also Phil Town and Cramers real money were beneficial. William J Oneil is the best!!!!!!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Rick
  • NEW YORK, NY, United States
  • 01-17-14

This is the ABRIDGED version...

What did you love best about How to Make Money in Stocks?

I happen to have a text version of this book but I wanted to listen to it. At only 4 hours, I was dubious that this was really the unabridged version of this 450 page book. Also, the book has hundreds of stock charts and tables that don't appear to be mentioned in the audio book. Beware, this is NOT an unabridged version. First, pages 1-109 are nothing but stock charts, Pages 112-152 is a section on how to read stock charts. Then what the audio book calls chapter 1, really is starting almost half way through the text book in chapter 3. Granted, you cannot put all of this information in an audio book, and I suspect the audio book has a different version number so they can say he is reading the whole book, but just be aware that you are really just getting an extremely ABRIDGED version of the real text version of the book. Even in chapters 3+, they are leaving out sections of information. Buy both if you must, I think it is worth it. Also, you should subscribe to the Investors Business Daily paper (really cheap) which will screen all these stocks for you, otherwise this book isn't that helpful. IBD also has a video tutorial that captures about 75% of the CANSLIM methodology he covers in this book, if you don't even want to waste 4 hours.

What about Chris Ryan’s performance did you like?

People give him a hard time but he's just your typical narrator. Don't not buy the book because of him. Listen to it at 2x if he's too slow.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Pablo
  • MIAMI, FL, USA
  • 07-08-10

Good info but all over the place

The book does provide some good pointers to look for before investing however it doesn't really teach you how to look for them.

To reap the benefits of this book you will likely need to subscribe and pay a membership to a good screening tool. Otherwise the book is very much useless.

The book is also overwhelming at times, a combination from the reader's voice and the amount of information being thrown at you all at once.

In short if you are a beginner investor start off with something else like Rule #1 or the little book the beats the market(although views on this book contradicts those methods) and expect to pay for a screening tool if you want to apply the main lessons of this books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Alyce
  • Durham, NC, United States
  • 07-10-12

Material is okay, but the narrator drives me nuts

Would you try another book from William O'Neil and/or Chris Ryan?

William O'Neil is a maybe. Chris Ryan, definitely not.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Chris Ryan?

A muppet. A five year old. Anyone. Please make him stop.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Pass on this one

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I never write reviews, but I felt I should for this one. I read a lot of books from famous authors such as: Ben Grahm, Warren buffet, charlie Munger, John Boyal, William J burnstein, Burton G Malkiel, Joel Greenblatt, and other top authors in the history of the field. This book goes against everything that each of the investors above believe in that the author of this book believes Growth stocks > Value stocks. The author believe in investing in amazon or Facebook or google no matter the P/E and riding the wave up--no matter how over valued the company may be. The authors approach is highly technical and I believe he is a bit delusional when he says to find a company with quarterly growth of EPS by 40 to 500% and mutual funds with growth of 20% annual growth. Where he is coming up with these number i dont know. It makes sense considering the book was written during the growth tech boom. I see the appeal of this book in that he tricks individual (beginner) investors by giving them false hope and a CAN SLIM formula for finding growth stocks such as Netflix, once its already high in price. His strategy works for him in that he is a master in technical analysis...the average investor is not. If you want to try his approach be my guest, but with the bear market arising and the end of the tech era, good luck to you. <br/>Take my advice, stick with the experts that i mentioned above and leave this unsound advice in the audible store and not in your library.

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  • Paul
  • Canada
  • 04-13-13

Changed the way I trade

Would you listen to How to Make Money in Stocks again? Why?

I've listened to this audiobook several times, and purchased the book and have read it through twice as well. This book put me on an entirely different way of trading. The two biggest helps for me were for cutting losses and simplifying my technical analysis. Granted, you basically need to subscribe to IBD to be able to use all the tools, but a great book nonetheless. <br/><br/>May not be a great book for newcomers to the stock market, but for those who have been buying and selling but feel pushed around it can help bring some understanding to why the market moves the way it does.

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Great Book

Loved reading and listening to William O’Neal. This has opened up my mind and set me on s path . Success and freedom is in our control and thru . Thru God all is possible

Coach Moss

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The Bible of Investing

I wish someone would have told me about this book when I first began my journey into investing in the stock market, then I wouldn't have wasted so much time with the aimless searching for how it all works.

Only after seeing reference after reference did I finally get the hint and read this book...yes this is audible, and I recommend it highly, but read the hard copy first then listen to the audible several times.

Truly this is the bible of retail investing, any new investor must have a strong foundation in how to begin, and this is the first step.

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Solid audio book

Great, clearly laid out information. Very useful. Performance is a little slow at times (better than too fast).

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Practical Investing Methods

Practical methods you can apply immediately. Good historical data and examples. Author is not just an investment publisher, but has real investing experience.

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  • Martin
  • 08-01-09

disappointing little depth here.

disappointing this book would be okay total beginners. but for those looking to formulate a serious strategy will need to look elsewhere. The lengthy tiresome metaphors pad out the little content. Like many audio books this fails to go into the depth necessary to really master the subject. moderately entertaining but no real content here.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Yatsugashira
  • 03-13-16

At last no-nonsense book.

Good and serious position about stocks trading. No so called secret holy grail. Professional approach and full explanation of subject.

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  • J. Saleh
  • 03-06-15

A must have book

Thorough and come from heart to heart
If you are thinking to invest in stock market then yes for it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Josh
  • 05-29-16

perspective

perspective was great. 10,20,30, 50 year long term Investments are the only way that money is made. if the Market didn't open for 10 years would you still invest in the investment? great book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ivan Pyvovarenko
  • 08-30-17

Simple, easy to implement method that works.

this book helped me overcome some personal biases and misconceptions about value investing. it's simple and easy to implement.