Using the CAN SLIM Approach to Select Stocks Using Fundamental and Technical Data


This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these
“must-read” AAII articles:


William O’Neil’s CAN SLIM Approach to Selecting Growth Stocks Using Fundamental and Technical DataWilliam O’Neil’s CAN SLIM Approach to Selecting Growth Stocks Using Fundamental and Technical Data

The CAN SLIM approach is a popular investment strategy that uses fundamental company and industry factors to identify attractive stocks and employs technical price and volume analysis to help determine when to buy and sell.

Using Accruals to Judge How Persistent Earnings Will Be

Charles Rotblut, CFA

One method of judging how aggressive a company’s executives are being with their accounting decisions is to look at accruals. Accrual accounting recognizes transactions when their economic benefits become probable. Cash accounting, conversely, recognizes transactions when cash exchanges hands.


Stock Market Retreats and RecoveriesStock Market Retreats and Recoveries

Only six months, on average, have separated the end of one market decline and the start of the next one, but recoveries have been quick. Pullbacks have occurred every year, on average, while corrections happened every 2.8 years and the S&P 500 fell into a new bear market every 4.8 years.


The Covered Call: An Income-Generating Options Strategy

The covered call provides extra income to a buy-and-hold strategy. In exchange for this income, there is a risk of lost opportunity. This blog post outlines the basics of call writing and how investors can use covered calls to supplement their investment income.


Our Member Question for this week is:

What is your prediction for the S&P 500 in 2018?


Vote to answer this week’s Special Question: What is on your investment wish list for 2018?

Last Week’s Results:

What is your biggest goal when planning for retirement?

 Poll results are as of 9 a.m. (Central) on Monday. 1,977 respondents.

AAII Survey: Readers Outline Retirement Goals, Biggest Obstacles to Achieving Them

Our readers explain what their biggest goals are for retirement as well as what the biggest threats are to achieving those goals.


AAII Stock Ideas: Match Your Investment Personality with AAII’s Stock Selection Strategies

AAII has rebranded its “stock screening” area of to the new Stock Ideas area. This reflects our goals for the area moving forward and what it offers to our members. On a monthly basis, the Stock Ideas area provides you with access to a wide range of stock selection strategies and the companies that match these approaches.




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