UPDATE 3/22/17: I no longer trade or look for CANSLIM criteria. I wasn’t using it much to begin with, but when applying Pareto’s Principle, aka the 80/20 rule, I found that CANSLIM was not providing me much of substance. Not to say CANSLIM doesn’t work for some, but it is just not for me. There is still some useful information here, especially if you are interested in CANSLIM.
I find it much better to trade SuperStocks/Episodic Pivots. These have some CANSLIM characteristics, but they tend to be lower float, higher volatility, lower volume and price. If you are interested in learning about these, I have an entire series that details how I trade them.
CANSLIM A flawed system
If you found this post likely you have a good understanding of the CANSLIM method already. If not go read How to Make Money in Stocks by William O’Neil. An older version is probably available at your local library. The fundamental analysis of the system I think still has value, but the technical analysis and buy points they suggest are not the best method for many, particularly those who work full-time and trade on the side. Read More →
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