SUCCESS IN THE STOCK MARKET Using the Power of the Internet

SUCCESS IN THE STOCK MARKET Using the Power of the Internet

“Success in the Stock Market” is written for people like the author – the ordinary man or woman in the street, who want to make their money work for them.

Stock markets around the world have lost more than half their value twice in the last 20 years so it is not surprising that the number of individuals – retail investors – investing in the markets has declined substantially. However, the Internet has now empowered the retail investor like never before.  He or she can buy and sell shares cheaply online, supported by virtually unlimited and easily accessible information on companies and the environments in which they operate.

  • “Success in the Stock Market” cites numerous invaluable websites – providing investor tools, advice, and information flows which are invaluable if you know how to filter and interpret them.

Timing is Crucial 

Don’t listen to the ‘experts’ – timing the markets is crucial for successful investing! This book will arm you with the knowledge you need to make these time critical decisions.

                     Measured & Calculated

Not a book for the ‘buy and forget’ investor – think long term but be prepared to take profits and cut losses.


                    Risk Awareness

Could the markets lose half their value again, as they did in 2001 and 2008? It’s unlikely but certainly not impossible. In this book, a historical exploration of the market will assist you to forecast the trends.

                     Stock market indices are near all-time highs

And are for most of the time, which makes investment decisions a challenge. This book will enable you to understand the markets and equip you to make good investment decisions.


Improve your investment skills

This book will teach you how to:

  • time the market;
  • invest in growth companies;
  • Exploit EPS growth;
  • actively manage your funds;
  • swing trade’ – you should avoid day trading; and
  • take advantage of the internet

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  • This book is written for people like the author – the ordinary man or woman in the street, who want to make their money work for them.
  • Numerous invaluable websites are cited – providing investor tools, advice, and information flows which are invaluable if you know how to filter and interpret them.
  • eat stock market crashes of 2001 and 2008 are explained – an understanding of these is key to risk management and preservation of capital.
  • Share valuation is covered in some detail together with factors that influence share prices. Detailed methodologies for selection of both funds and shares are suggested.
  • The difference between trading and investing is covered in some detail and insights into the often violent movements in stock market indices and share prices are given. An ability to cope emotionally with serious volatility is useful, but this is much easier to handle if you understand what is going on.
  • A risk-based approach to developing an investment strategy and managing a portfolio of funds and shares is described.
  • Most books on investment in the stock markets focus on buying and selling individual shares. This book deals fairly extensively with investing in shares through funds as well as through individual shares.
  • This book focuses on investing in the US and UK stock markets – the US stock market influences all stock markets around the world.



Industry expert, John Fitch, the Chief Risk Officer of ICE Clear Europe (part of Intercontinental Exchange Inc) read and reviewed this book:

‘A private investor, typically operating alone, will inevitably face unfamiliar challenges in devising, implementing and refining their investment strategy. In the financial market jungle, a seasoned guide can help to eliminate naïve errors and map alternative routes to a desired investment goal. “Success in the Stock Market” is such a guide, comprehensive in its content, yet transparent and accessible in style, the book provides a route map from the fundamental underpinnings of stock markets, building logically through funds, futures and share selection to disciplined portfolio management. Even a sophisticated operator will benefit from Dermod Sweeney’s extensive experience as a successful private investor.’


With 5 Star Reviews on Amazon, which you can find at:,

this book will make a valuable addition to your reference books

A couple of Amazon reviews have been selected to share with you below:

5.0 out of 5 stars | This is the best book I have read on how to make money

By neilkeronon | 30 June 2016 | Format: Paperback

This is the best book I have read on how to make money from the stock market. It gives a great understanding of the investment industry coupled with how the internet can be used to allow a small private investor to compete with and beat the overpaid fund managers. I have bought a number of books over the years but this is the first one that really gives me the confidence to get stuck in and start boosting my pension fund. Your first investment decision should be to buy this book and all the subsequent ones get a lot easier.

5.0 out of 5 stars | Understanding the Stock Market – with Dermod J Sweeney

By Mr. Alan V. Meegan | 18 April 2017 | Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

I invest in funds rather than speculating on individual shares. That said, I can drive a car, but I also like to know what is happening mechanically, even though I entrust mechanical matters to specialists.

I have read a few books on investing and find that Dermod’s book is not only informative, but a great ongoing reference tool.

As different factors evolve, geographically, politically and economically, amongst many other variables in life, it is almost impossible to predict the effects on daily developments and events on an investor’s portfolio or his/her investment profile and objectives.

That said, and bearing in mind that ‘Time in the Market’ is a key investment ingredient for me rather than speculating, being able to regularly reach for a reference book to recap on the mechanics of investing in the stock market, is a useful tool and provides a degree of confidence through the peaks and troughs.

Knowing what is going on, whether it is working for you or against you is a very comforting feeling.

Success in the Stock Market by Dermod J Sweeney sits in my study, within easy reach, as a complete read, and a constant reference book.


Dermod Sweeney was managing director of engineering and scientific consultancy businesses for more than thirty years and began investing in 1987. He has invested in funds, listed companies and start-up companies directly and through the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts.

He navigated the stock market crashes of 2001 and 2008 successfully.

Over the years, he has used advisory stock brokers on three occasions and has been disappointed each time.  It was these experiences that prompted him to undertake his own research into the detailed operation of stock markets – which has formed the basis of this book.

He has served as a non-executive director of start-up companies.

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