William J. O’Neil

William J. O’Neil

William J. O’Neil is the founder of William O’Neil + Company, a brokerage firm that provides critical global buy and sell recommendations and customized independent research to increase portfolio performance for the world’s leading institutional investment managers.

Mr. O’Neil began his career as a stockbroker with Hayden, Stone & Company. His fascination with the securities market led him to develop his own computerized study of what made stocks successful. From his research, Mr. O’Neil pioneered and developed the use of historical precedent to analyze equities in tandem with fundamental and technical analysis. Drawing from these discoveries, he created his own investment discipline, the O’Neil Methodology (OM), focusing on the trends and patterns of stocks as they became top performers or underachievers; he later branched out on his own and founded William O’Neil + Co, incorporated in 1963.

In 1984, Mr. O’Neil designed and launched Investor’s Daily (later renamed Investor’s Business Daily®), the first national business newspaper to compete successfully with The Wall Street Journal. Mr. O’Neil used his years of experience in economic and business research and his massive historical database to fill a daily information gap that existed for the individual investor.

In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Mr. O’Neil is a successful writer, authoring several best-selling books on investing in the stock market. Mr. O’Neil’s book How To Make Money In Stocks: A Winning System In Good Times Or Bad, published by McGraw-Hill, is in its fourth revised edition and was the best-selling investment book of 1988. It has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. Mr. O’Neil also wrote the bestseller 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success and The Successful Investor, authored in 2004. In 2005, he wrote the foreword for Edward Leferve’s popular Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Illustrated Edition.

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Letter from the Editor

This month we only have a few articles, but it will take serious students of technical analysis several hours to get through them and many more hours thinking about the ideas we present here. Eric Leake and Rob Hanna, CMT, have allowed us to reprint some of their work. Both papers offer detailed and profitable trading strategies. Enough detail is presented for someone to immediately take their ideas and start trading. More importantly, they each provide enough detail that you can  generate your own research ideas and use these papers as a starting point to develop a strategy that matches your own trading style. They should spawn countless research projects, and as you build on their work, you may want to follow their lead and publish it here for the benefit of your fellow MTA members. Also featured in this month's newsletter is an announcement from the MTA Educational Foundation discussing an online eBay auction and fundraising event. These are exciting and important events to help raise awareness and celebrate the opening of the MTAEF/MTA Library at Baruch College. I’m certain that Rob and Eric are not the only two MTA members delivering such high quality research to clients. If you’d like to share your work with your colleagues, please send it to us at Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2009 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2009 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-20 17:33:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-20 21:33:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 423557 [post_id] => 47947 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_4_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"30798";i:1;s:4:"7251";} ) )