How To Make Money In Stocks Success Stories - Published Today; New & Seasoned Investors Share Their Secrets to Exceptional Success

Jan 07, 2013, 09:00 ET from Investor's Business Daily

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For three decades, investors have learned how to use Investor's Business Daily (IBD®) to successfully trade stocks with extraordinary results.  Now anyone can read and learn from their stories, and develop the same skills for mastering successful investing.  Amy Smith's HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN STOCKS SUCCESS STORIES (McGraw-Hill Professional; January 11, 2013; Original Paper & eBook formats: $18) is an inspirational collection of profiles about investors from all walks of life, chronicling how they used IBD to profit from the stock market and, in doing so, realized  their life-long dreams.

The individuals featured in HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN STOCKS SUCCESS STORIES ( prove that regardless of background, education, job experience or age, anyone can learn to invest successfully.  Amy Smith illustrates with her interviews that investing success is about following a system that works.  And Smith shows that even in rough markets, these investors learned to spot the time to get out of the market safely – but also to capitalize in trade-able rallies.  Smith states, "A correction is one of the best times to watch for stocks holding up, since the strongest stocks often survive and move higher at the onset of a good uptrend."

Amy Smith has heard countless stories from people of varied backgrounds who learned to trade successfully using the CAN SLIM® Investing System.  Now readers will hear from those investors directly, and see how anyone can follow the same method they did to master the stock market.  Just a few examples include:

  • Barbara James – She lost her husband, and soon after her job. Yet with no financial background she used IBD and CAN SLIM to make enormous stock profits, paid off her home and travels the world frequently.
  • Townsend Baldwin – He bought a New York apartment with profits from Nutrisystem, using IBD and CAN SLIM rules.
  • Ken Chin – He used CAN SLIM Investing to help him achieve stellar gains in Baidu (2010): 212% in 18 months; Apple (2011): 91% in 18 months.

"Whether your motivating factor is to buy a home, generate retirement income, build a college fund, or do more with your own money, you can learn to invest successfully," Smith says. "My hope is that this book will lend encouragement to each person who wants to be a successful investor.  And you can get started easily following the tips successful investors share in my book."

Since William J. O'Neil launched Investor's Business Daily in 1984, it has become a top resource for investors all over the world.  Professional and novice investors alike, credit their success to both IBD and the CAN SLIM Investing System O'Neil developed for identifying market-leading stocks in their early emerging stages.   Independent studies of over 50 top strategies from 1998 through December 31, 2011 show CAN SLIM remains the #1 Growth Strategy with an annualized return of 25.2%, gain.* The book features an exclusive interview with O'Neil, who is author of the global 2 million+  bestseller,  How to Make Money in Stocks.

Amy Smith is a host of IBD TV's daily Market Wrap video ( and the co-host of AM 870 radio program, "How to Make Money in Stocks" (  She is also Director of IBD Meetup Development and national speaker for Investor's Business Daily with presentations on the CAN SLIM® Investing System and how to put it into action.

Investor's Business Daily is a leading financial news and research organization recognized for proprietary stock screens, comparative performance ratings and a record of identifying stock leaders as they emerge.  IBD's companion website,, offers stock tools and research for investors of every level.  These include the IBD University learning center, IBD TV market videos and audio interviews, intraday reports on market action and the IBD Stock Checkup®.  IBD hosts popular investment workshops and provides Home Study programs based on the top-performing growth strategy, the CAN SLIM® Investing System.  The newspaper was founded April 9, 1984 by William J. O'Neil, who originated the investing system that has outperformed major market indexes* for decades.

*The American Association of Individual Investors' independent "real time" study of 63 leading strategies found IBD's CAN SLIM Investment System achieved an annualized return of +25.2% for the past 14 years (January 1998 through December 31, 2011, AAII Stock Screen). It is the #1 long-term growth strategy measured by AAII Journal.

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