Investor's Business Daily (IBD) is a national newspaper in the United States, published Monday through Friday, that covers international business, finance, and the global economy. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil, its headquarters are in Los Angeles, California.
IBD provides detailed information about stocks, mutual funds, commodities, and other financial instruments aimed at individual investors. The newspaper provides detailed, concise statistics using earnings, stock price performance, and other criteria to help investors find quality stocks. Detailed index and stock charts are present throughout. The stock and mutual fund information is designed to be used along with the founder William O'Neil's book How to Make Money in Stocks. O'Neil developed CAN SLIM which claims to be a checklist of the characteristics performing stocks tend to share before their biggest gains.
O'Neil founded the newspaper in 1984 to "offer information not available in The Wall Street Journal and other publications" for "investors and business executives who did not have time for two and three section papers each day.