Investor’s Business Daily Celebrates 30 Years of Empowering Investors

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Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) marks its 30-year milestone with a special commemorative issue on April 28, which includes interviews with some of America’s most influential business leaders.

Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) marks its 30-year milestone with a special commemorative issue on April 28, which includes interviews with some of America’s most influential business leaders. Also highlighted are retrospectives on 30 years of markets, politics and economic shifts. Launched by legendary trader William J. O’Neil on April 9, 1984, his ambition was to level the Wall Street playing field, giving people access to stock market research once reserved only for professional investors.

“We launched Investor’s Business Daily to empower individual investors to become successful,” said O’Neil, chairman and founder of IBD and author of the classic bestseller, How to Make Money in Stocks. “Thirty years may be a landmark for IBD, but we’re always looking ahead and providing new and innovative tools in order to continue training and encouraging investors to improve their skills and investment success.”

O’Neil’s recognition that investing has always been difficult for many individual investors influenced the development of IBD’s proprietary stock screening tools, including the CAN SLIM® Investing System, which provides investors with a checklist of traits to recognize the best stocks. Incorporating the CAN SLIM traits have made the difference in IBD’s financial publication more pronounced and is what sets IBD apart. As the #1 growth strategy* each year, investors succeed in growing numbers, and flock to IBD Workshops and proprietary screening tools that help achieve exceptional results.

“Ultimately, we’re in the investing education business,” Executive Editor Chris Gessel said. “Through workshops, home study kits, and free training sessions, every investor has the opportunity to find and profit from the market’s next big winners. Our unique training sessions for new subscribers are very popular and a highly effective means of demonstrating all of the key tools and features found in IBD and on IBD’s premium tool, Leaderboard™, offers investors a service that just this past year saw performance triple that of the S&P 500. This is a chance to target the best stocks in rising markets, and move safely to cash in weak periods.”

Investor’s Business Daily is continually recognized for its innovative approach to providing investing education and resources. Through interactive webinars that attract near-record participation, hands-on investing home-study kits on several popular investing topics and IBD’s early and aggressive entry into digital publishing, IBD has expanded its reach both domestically and internationally.

“A substantial and increasing number of online brokerage firms, leading financial and news websites, corporations and universities have leveraged IBD’s unique and innovative education to benefit their own clients. They recognize that IBD is the leader in investing education and resources and that their clients can benefit from these alliances,” stated Gessel.

Additional support comes from free IBD® Meetups, now the fastest-growing network of investing clubs, that meet monthly in cities around the country and internationally.

The April 28th special anniversary issue highlights include:

  •     30 years of Nasdaq history and the market conditions
  •     Profiles of the people and products behind some of the best stocks of the last 30 years
  •     Innovations and industries that have changed our world since the 1980s
  •     Leaders & Success story on William J. O’Neil and a brief history of the stock market before IBD, and more.

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Investor's Business Daily is a leading financial news and research organization recognized for proprietary stock screens, comparative performance ratings and a record of identifying stock leaders as they emerge. IBD’s companion website,, offers stock tools and research for investors of every level. These tools include Leaderboard; IBD Stock Checkup; IBD University; and IBD TV, a source for market videos, audio interviews and closing market action. IBD also hosts popular investment workshops and provides home study programs based on the top-performing growth strategy, the CAN SLIM Investing System.

*The American Association of Individual Investors' independent "real time" study of over 50 leading strategies found IBD’s CAN SLIM® Investment System achieved an annualized return of +23.9% for the past 15 years (January 1998 through December 31, 2013, AAII Stock Screen). It is the #1 long-term growth strategy measured by AAII Journal.

© 2014 Investor's Business Daily, Inc. All rights reserved. Investor's Business Daily, IBD, CAN SLIM and their corresponding logos are registered trademarks of Investor’s Business Daily, Inc.

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