How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short (Wiley Trading)
There are two sides to everything, except the stock market. In the stock market there is only one side--the right side. In certain market conditions, selling short can put you on the right side, but it takes real knowledge and market know-how as well as a lot of courage to assume a short position.
The mechanics of short selling are relatively simple, yet virtually no one, including most professionals, knows how to sell short correctly. In How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short, William J. O'Neil offers you the information needed to pursue an effective short selling strategy, and shows you--with detailed, annotated charts--how to make the moves that will ultimately take you in the right direction.
From learning how to set price limits to timing your short sales, the simple and timeless advice found within these pages will keep you focused on the task at hand and let you trade with the utmost confidence.
Short this book (it shorts you)!
By Miles R. Hoffman - January 3, 2005
I am a big fan of O'Neil, subscribing to Investors Business Daily as well as the DailyCharts website. I had hoped to get some valuable insights into short selling but I did not. This book did not cost much, but it was not worth the time or the money.
O'Neil credits his co-author "Gil Morales... undertook the tremendous task of rewriting... this work... originally published... in pamphlet form...". This book is still a pamphlet, with about 150 pages of charts out of the 192 pages. The meat of the subject boils down to the "short selling checklist", which doesn't even fill 2 pages. In essence, short only in a confirmed bear market, shorting former leaders months after they peak.
Your time and money would be much better spent buying a good book on technical analysis (John Murphy's books are required reading and he educates you on many indicators to look for when shorting stocks). At least you'd learn that what this book calls "overhead supply" is called resistance... read more
Extremely Basic Short Selling Treatise
By L. Masonson - December 26, 2005
William O'Neil, publisher of Investor's Business Daily, as well as the author of a handful of highly readable, and very useful investing books, has updated his 1976 original treatise on short selling with the assistance of Gil Morales, Chief Market Strategist for his firm. The book briefly covers the mechanics and rationale for short selling. Selling short is the opposite of buying long. However, many investors are afraid to short because they either think it is un-American or dangerous. Neither premise is correct. If you know what you are doing, have a game plan, have stop-loss rules and monitor the markets daily, the opportunity to make money is there. And the May through October timeframe in 2006 may turn out to be terrific shorting opportunity.
The first part (27 pages) of this 194-page three-part paperback covers how and when to sell short. Using colorful charts with detailed explanations of the key price and technical market conditions, the authors illustrate... read more
By John Forman "Author -The Essentials of Trading" - February 14, 2005
William O'Neil is perhaps the one individual responsible for my development as a trader and investor. I consider How to Make Money in Stocks to be one of the most valuable books on stock trading. I cannot say the same for this one. In fact, I found it to be a complete waste of both my time and money. There was not a single new or insightful bit of information in the text. If I could give it 0 stars I would.
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