CAN SLIM refers to the acronym developed by the American stock research and education company Investor’s Business Daily. IBD claims CANSLIM represents the seven characteristics that top-performing stocks often share before making their biggest price gains. It was developed in the 1950s by Investor’s Business Daily founder William O’Neil. The method was named the top-performing investment strategy from 1998-2009 by the American Association of Individual Investors. In 2015, an exchange-traded fund was launched focusing on the companies listed on the IBD 50, a computer generated list published by Investors Business Daily that highlights stocks based on the CAN SLIM investment criteria.


What is the ‘CAN SLIM’

The CAN SLIM is a system for selecting stocks created by Investor’s Business Daily founder William J. O’Neil. Each letter in the acronym stands for a key factor to look for in a company.

Explaining ‘CAN SLIM’

The seven-part criteria is as follows:

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