In the Trading Cockpit with the O'Neil Disciples: Strategies That Made Us 18,000% in the Stock Market (Wiley Trading)

In the Trading Cockpit with the O'Neil Disciples: Strategies That Made Us 18,000% in the Stock Market (Wiley Trading)

By: Gil Morales (author), Chris Kacher (author)Hardback

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Praise for In the Trading Cockpit ..."Morales and Kacher want you to see an alternative to popular and traditional dead end strategies (i.e., buy and hope). Absorb the insights of In the Trading Cockpit with the O'Neil Disciples and put yourself in position to think differently and profit." Michael W. Covel, Bestselling author of Trend Following and The Complete TurtleTrader; President, Trend Following Your hands-on guide to mastering powerful trading methods inspired by stock market legend William O'Neil Written by two former William O'Neil + Co. employees who have spent years building upon the lessons they learned working alongside the master, this book delivers powerful trading techniques based on the O'Neil model that you can put to work in your own portfolio, right away. The follow-up to their bestselling Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple, In the Trading Cockpit with the O'Neil Disciples goes beyond the descriptive narrative of the former book to provide you with step-by-step guidance and all the practice you need to quickly master those tried-and-true methods and make them an integral part of your trading system. You'll find: * Clear, step-by-step explanations of powerful new trading strategies, including techniques for buying pocket pivots and gap-ups * Hundreds of annotated examples with charts of real-life trades from the authors' own experiences with detailed analysis of what worked, what didn't, and why * Set ups with buy, add, and sell points for both winning and losing scenarios * Dozens of skill-building exercises that help you quickly master the techniques described * Tried-and-true stock shorting techniques based on William O'Neil's methods Written by established experts Gil Morales and Dr. Chris Kacher, In the Trading Cockpit with the O'Neil Disciples is an indispensable guide to mastering proven strategies for trading stocks for record profits in every market environment.

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About Author

Gil Morales is a co-Managing Director and Chief Portfolio Manager of MoKa Investors, LLC. He is the coauthor and publisher of the investment website,, as well as the author and publisher of the Gilmo Report (, and was formerly a senior proprietary portfolio manager for William O'Neil + Company, Inc. During his tenure there, Gil also functioned as vice president and manager of the Institutional Services Group, responsible for advising more than 500 of the world's largest and most successful institutional investors, including mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds, trust companies, and banks. In 2004, Mr. Morales was appointed chief market strategist for William O'Neil + Co., Inc. and coauthored with William J. O'Neil the short-selling treatise, How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short (Wiley). Between 1998 and 2005, Morales achieved an audited return of 10,904% in his personal account, as verified by Rothstein Kass. Chris Kacher, PhD, is coauthor and publisher of His investment career began in 1995 when he founded one of the first Internet-based stock advisory services. In 1996, he joined William O'Neil + Co., Inc. as a research associate before quickly being promoted to senior research analyst and senior proprietary portfolio manager for the firm in 1997. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Kacher achieved a verified return in his personal account in excess of 18,000%, as verified by KPMG. He received a BS in chemistry and PhD in nuclear physics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied under Nobel Laureate professor Glenn Seaborg and helped discover element 110 on the Periodic Table of Elements and confirm element 106, which his group named Seaborgium.


Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv Disciple Boot Camp xvii Pocket Pivot Buy Points xviii Buyable Gap?]Ups xxi Moving Average Violations xxiv The Seven-Week Rule xxv As You Begin xxvi Chapter 1 The OWL Ethos 1 Quick Quiz 2 Chart Exercises 7 Identifying Bases 7 The Line of Least Resistance 9 Answers to Quick Quiz 14 Answers to Chart Exercises 19 Identifying Bases 19 The Line of Least Resistance 24 Summary 32 Chapter 2 Mind Games and Mazes 33 Embracing Uncertainty 33 The Psychology of Follow-Through Days 34 Lockheed-Martin: An Opportunity Derived from Uncertainty 37 Silver: A Crystalline Trend amid the Uncertain and Murky Waters of 2011 40 The Uncertainty of Company Earnings Announcements 42 You Must Lose to Win 44 The Need for Labels as a Heuristic Achilles Heel 46 Price Bias 48 Find Experts You Can Learn From, Not Have to Rely On 51 Paper Trading versus Real Trading 52 Awareness and Preparation 53 In Summary: Know Thyself 56 Chapter 3 2011: A Postmortem for the New Millennium 59 Reviewing the 2011 Trade Blotter 62 Using Spreadsheet Analysis with Chart Mark-Ups 63 Three Swings, Three Strikes 64 The Window of Opportunity Has a Silver Lining 68 More Roads to Nowhere in 2011 74 Summarizing the Lessons of 2011 80 Chapter 4 Developing Your Chart Eye 85 What Is a Chart Eye? 86 The Visual Effect of X- and Y-axis Scaling 88 Linear versus Logarithmic Charts 90 Bars or Candles? 92 Moving Average Stress Syndrome (MASS) 95 Indicators: Useful or Useless? 102 Are Intraday Charts Useful? 105 Monitor Color and Formatting Schemes 108 What You See Is What You Get 111 Chapter 5 Pocket Pivot Exercises 113 Conclusion 195 Chapter 6 Buyable Gap-Up Exercises 197 Conclusion 263 Chapter 7 A Trading Simulation 265 First Solar (FSLR) 2007 2008 266 Acme Packet (APKT) 2010 2011 318 Conclusion 340 Chapter 8 Frequently Asked Questions 341 Pocket Pivot Buy Points 341 Buyable Gap-Ups 354 Stops and General Selling Rules 355 General Topics 359 Short-Selling 367 Market Timing Model Building 370 Appendix List of Companies (with Ticker Symbols) Referenced in the Book 375 About the Authors 379 Index 381

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118273029
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781118273029
  • weight: 954
  • ISBN10: 1118273028

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