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Computerized Investing > March/April 2003

The CAN SLIM Approach: Revising a Screen

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by John Bajkowski

 The CAN SLIM system has been popular with our members for a long time as a growth approach for selecting and managing a portfolio of stocks. The CAN SLIM approach is presented by William O'Neil in his book titled "How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad," (Mc-Graw Hill, third edition, 2002). O'Neil developed the approach by studying the characteristics common to 600 of the biggest winning stocks from the 1950s through 2001. The rules of the system are based upon the fundamental and technical factors of these winners before they had their big price increases. O'Neil also founded Investor's Business Daily, a financial newspaper that presents stock and market information consistent with the CAN SLIM system.



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