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Chapter A: How to Find the Best Stocks

Here are the characteristics of stocks that give investors the largest gains over extended periods of time, the traits of companies that fit the mold.

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Chapter B: How to Calculate What a Stock is Worth

How Jos. A. Bank (JOSB) Became a Ten-Bagger The key to managing your portfolio is to understand what each individual stock is…

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Chapter C: How to Grow Your Money Faster

Why Chico’s (CHS) Grew Money Faster The Rule of 72 The Rule of 72 is a mathematical equation which allows investors to…

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Chapter D: Buy the No-Brainers

How Wal-Mart (WMT) Was a No-Brainer How could we have guessed ahead of time that the best stocks in recent decades would…

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Chapter E: Buy Stocks with High Profit Growth

Dell (DELL) Had High Profit Growth If there is just one characteristic that separates the best stocks from the rest, it’s high…

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Chapter F: Buy Stocks with Consistency

Stryker (SYK) is a Model of Consistency Once you find a company growing profits rapidly, look to its profit history to find…

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Chapter G: Buy Stocks with Certainty

United Health (UNH) Had Certainty  “Stocks have personalities, just like people do” -Emile Bizot III Rolling in March 2000, I did thorough stock…

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Chapter H: Buy Stocks with Growth Opportunity

 eBay (EBAY) & Google (GOOGL) Had Growth Opportunity Once the stock you research has passed the tests of consistency and certainty, look…

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Chapter I: Buy Stocks with Catalysts

Apple (AAPL) In order for a company to grow profits rapidly for many years, it needs to have some kind of competitive…

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Chapter J: Buy Stocks in Hot Sectors

Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) Birds of a feather flock together, especially in the stock market. Stocks within an industry, or sector, usually…

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Chapter K: Buy Stocks Below the Radar

Alliance Gaming (ALLY) Was Below the Radar When I started working in the investment business, my manager told me, “You can’t beat…

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Chapter L: Buy Stocks that Beat the Street

Coach (COH) Beat the Street One of the best ways to search for the best stocks is to keep an eye out…

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Chapter M: Buy Stocks with Low P/Es

NVR’s (NVR) Stock Price Didn’t Matter Stock price doesn’t matter. When looking to buy a new stock, the share price is not…

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Chapter N: What Not to Buy

Don’t Buy Chip Stocks When I look back at my biggest mistakes I made investing in stocks, I found that semiconductor stocks,…

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Chapter O: When to Buy into the Market

The Cheat Sheet Picked Career Education Corporation (CECO) We never know what stage of the economy we are at, but we always know…

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Chapter P: When to Buy Low

Chapter P How do you buy a good stock when it’s down? How do you buy low? If the stock passes these…

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Chapter Q: When to Buy High

Yahoo! (YHOO) Was a Buy-High If you’re gonna try to own the most powerful stocks, you have to wait until they flex…

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Chapter R: Hold for the Long Term

Hold Amgen (AMGN) for the Long Term Oh, hey…I meant to tell you…congratulations on your Starbuck’s (SBUX) stock. Wow, you’re in it…

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Chapter S: Don’t Expect Consistent Returns

Lowe’s (LOW) Did Not Give Consistent Returns One of the biggest mistakes I see people make is grading how much their holdings…

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Chapter T: Don’t Sell Stocks that Fit the Mold

I Sold URBN Before It Went up Ten-Fold Don’t Get Shaken Out Its tough hanging on to something that’s about to turn…

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Chapter U: When to Hold Stocks that No Longer Fit the Mold

I Should Have Held Best Buy (BBY) You will occasionally run into a situation when a stock no longer fits the mold,…

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Chapter V: Sell When Profits Slow or Fall

When to Sell: Microsoft (MSFT) You should sell a stock when profit growth slows or when profits fall. It sounds easy to…

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Chapter W: Sell When They Miss or Guide Lower

Lucent (LU) My first experience of owning stock in a company that missed earnings expectations was in 1997. My broker previously convinced…

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Chapter X: Sell if the Stock is Too Low

Cisco Systems (CSCO) Fell Before Profits Did It is paramount to understand our attachment to the stocks we already own if we…

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Chapter Y: Sell When the Stock is Too High

Qualcomm (QCOM) The stock market in 1999 couldn’t have been better. The late 1990s was a great time to be in stocks….

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Chapter Z: Sell When the Market is High

When to Sell: Home Depot (HD) This is when you learn how to sell at the top of the market. The toughest…

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