Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market


  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 383
  • Published Date: 2010


Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple: How We Made Over 18,000% in the Stock Market in 7 Years is a detailed look at how to trade using William O’Neil’s proven strategies and what it was like working side-by-side with Bill O’Neil. Under various market conditions, the authors document their trades, including the set ups, buy, add, and sell points for their winners. Then, they turn the magnifying glass on themselves to analyze their mistakes, including how much they cost them, how they reacted, and what they learned.

Author’s Introduction:

This book is our attempt to articulate what we learned from Bill O’Neil, working directly with him under fire in real-time while trading the markets. But first a disclaimer: this book is not sanctioned by or approved by Bill O’Neil or William O’Neil + Co., Inc. Our interpretation and views may not be those of Bill or the company. This book explains how we trade based on our learning experience as proprietary traders at William O’Neil + Co., Inc.

This book is also not about the CAN SLIM R  methodology. Readers are encouraged to read Bill’s seminal work (and all his other books), How to Make Money in Stocks, and to refer to Investor’s Business Daily and Between Bill’s excellent books, the reporting in the paper, and the web site, there is a plethora of tutorials and educational materials that detail O’Neil’s methods. We encourage you to make good use of these books and tools.

Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple is our unique experience with this man who we feel is likely the world’s greatest investor. In this book we provide insights into O’Neil’s genius as we saw it. We track the markets of the late 1990s and early 2000s with real-time excerpts from our trading diaries that bear witness to O’Neil’s incredible investment genius.

In realtime, O’Neil embodies the Latin term speculari, which means “to spy out or examine” as he perceives subtle shifts in the market, almost by osmosis. In this book we hope to provide insight into some of his thought processes, as we saw them unfold, using real-time market examples.


  • The Evolution of Excellence: The O’Neil Trading Method
  • How Chris Kacher Made Over 18,000 Percent in the Stock Market Over Seven Years
  • How Gil Morales Made Over 11,000 Percent in the Stock Market
  • Failing Forward
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Riding the Bear Wave: Timely Tools for Selling Stocks Short
  • Dr. K’s Market Direction Model
  • Our Bill of Commandments
  • In the Trenches with Bill O’Neil
  • Trading Is Life; Life Is Trading