Morales and Kacher Launch New Book, "Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market"

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From the successes and failures of two William O'Neil insiders, "Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made Over 18,000% in the Stock Market" is a detailed look at how to trade using Bill O'Neil's proven strategies and what it was like working side-by-side with one of today's greatest investors. Under various market conditions, the authors, Gil Morales and Dr. Chris Kacher document their trades, including the set ups, buy, add, and sell points for their winners. Then, they turn the magnifying glass on themselves to analyze their mistakes, including how much they cost them, how they reacted, and what they learned.

How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market.

Never before has a book been written by former O'Neil internal portfolio managers, who were true insiders.

How is it that so many traders and investors lose money in the market, while others--like Gil Morales and Dr. Chris Kacher, authors of the newly launched book, Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in The Stock Market have shown the ability to earn huge returns on investment. As Bill O'Neil himself says, "Human nature being what it is, 90% of the people in the stock market--professionals and amateurs alike--simply haven't done enough homework." (ISBN 10-0470616539, Wiley, August 2010)

"If you invest in the market, you can expect that there will be a test involving your own money," says Dr. Chris Kacher, co-managing director at Moka Investors, LLC. "Never before has a book been written by former O'Neil internal portfolio managers, who were true insiders." Dr. Kacher is also co-publisher of

"Discussing our mistakes and trading slumps was the original reason for writing this book, and it is this part of the book where readers will benefit most," says Gil Morales, co-managing director at MoKa Investors, LLC and publisher of

The result of years of observation and the subsequent application of the common sense rules learned, "Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple" details the small realities that make up the stock market, and answers many questions, such as:

  •          What makes Bill O'Neil the "world's greatest investor"?
  •          What have we learned from successful investing in the past, and what makes Bill O'Neil's strategies a timeless, ongoing winning strategy?
  •          Why the emphasis on investor mistakes in the book?
  •          Do you use fundamentals or technicals in deciding what security or stock to buy?
  •          During the period of 2000-2002 when the NASDAQ lost nearly 80% , how did you make money?
  •          How can we be sure that making 18,000% over seven years is not just statistical aberration? Can two monkeys do as well at picking stocks?
  •          Which of your market strategies is profitable during both bull and bear markets? Is it true that trend following and price/volume action are undermined by high frequency traders and the like?
  •          What's the advantage of buying stocks pivoting out of bases? How does it work?
  •          Are stocks too expensive to buy after they gap up?
  •          Is a base breakout strategy viable today, being that the bear markets of 2000-2002 made this type of strategy difficult?
  •          How do you overcome damaged investing psychology during challenging market environments?

It took years to identify, analyze, catalog, and verify the characteristics of winning stocks for O'Neil to finally perfect his system. Authors Gil Morales and Chris Kacher save investors the time and money by bringing together in one comprehensive guide, the commonsense investment philosophies that allows all investors to "Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple."

For an interview with Gil Morales or Chris Kacher, please contact: Darlene March, 714-887-8021 or email

About the Authors:

Managing Director and Chief Portfolio Manager, MoKa Investors, LLC. Is the coauthor and publisher of, formerly a senior proprietary portfolio manager for William O'Neil + Company, Inc. (WON), and author of During his tenure at WON, Mr. Morales also functioned as Vice President and Manager of the Institutional Services Group, responsible for advising over 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 + Company, Inc , and achieved an unaudited return in excess of 2,100% from November 1997 to October 2005 in his portion of the internal O'Neil account. Between 1998 and 2005, Morales achieved an audited return of 10,904% in his personal account, as verified by Rothstein Kass & Company, PLC. Mr. Morales also coauthored with William J. O'Neil a book on short-selling, "How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short," (John Wiley & Sons, 2004) and co-authored with Dr. Chris Kacher the book, "Trade Like An O'Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market" (Aug. 2010, John Wiley & Sons).

Dr. Chris Kacher - Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, MoKa Investors, LLC. Is coauthor and publisher of, and a former research analyst and senior proprietary internal Portfolio Manager for William O'Neil + Company. Dr. Kacher's 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 1997 to 2001, Dr. Kacher achieved an unaudited return of 2,022% in the O'Neil account. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Kacher achieved in his personal account in excess of 18,000%, as verified by KPMG, the Big Four auditor. In 2005, Dr. Kacher launched a private fund in Switzerland designed to help individuals and institutions build their wealth.

Dr. Kacher received his B.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was awarded the Berkeley Graduate Fellowship Award and The American Chemical Society Award for excellence in undergraduate research. He co-discovered Element 110 on the Periodic Table of Elements and "confirmed" the existence of Element 106. Dr. Glenn Seaborg, the inventor of plutonium, supervised Dr. Kacher's work as a doctoral student at UC Berkeley.


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