Chris Kacher

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Chris Kacher

Chris Kacher is a stock investor and strategist with a background in the nuclear sciences. He is a co-founder of a stock advisory service He is best known for achieving a total return of 18,241% during the period of 1996 to 2002[1][2] which he describes in his book Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market co-authored with Gil Morales[3] which has been translated into four languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and German.[4]

In his book Chris Kacher developed a concept of Pocket Pivot, an early base breakout indicator,[5] which is successfully applied by individual investors.[6]


Prior to his career as a stock trader, Dr. Chris Kacher pursued an education in the nuclear sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He won a Charles D. Coryell Award [7] while an undergraduate student. As a graduate student he contributed to the confirmation of the existence of Seaborgium[8] and a synthesis of an atom of Darmstadtium.[9] He received a Ph.D. in the nuclear sciences from UC Berkeley in 1995.[10]

He is a certified practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis.[11]

Trading career[edit]

Kacher became increasingly interested in trading financial markets in graduate school. He start trading in 1991, and soon realized that he wanted to switch from nuclear physics to portfolio management. In 1995, Dr. Chris Kacher started one of the first stock advisory services on the Internet.[12][13]

In 1996 Chris Kacher joined William O'Neil & Co. Inc. as a research associate, where he quickly was promoted to senior analyst and senior portfolio manager.[14] He currently serves as a Managing Director of MoKa Investors, LLC and Virtue of Selfish Investing, LLC.

Media and writing[edit]

Dr. Chris Kacher appears in major business media including CNBC,[15] Reuters[16] and Bloomberg.[17] He (in co-authorship with Gil Morales) is a regular contributor to MarketWatch,[18],[19] Seeking Alpha,[20] and Minyanville[21] among others. Kacher appears frequently on radio shows as a guest.

Dr. Kacher is a contributing author along with co-author Gil Morales to The Wiley Trading Guide, Volume II. In 2012 Dr. Kacher published through Wiley & Sons along with co-author Gil Morales In the Trading Cockpit with the O'Neil Disciples which picks up where Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market leaves off.

In 2015, Dr. Kacher published through Wiley & Sons along with co-author Gil Morales Short-Selling with the O'Neil Disciples: Turn to the Dark Side of Trading.[22]


Being the son of Del Casher, an American guitarist and inventor, Chris Kacher started playing the piano at the age of three. He started on formal lessons with Suzuki Institute and composed his first song "Night Fog" at the age of five. From the age of five to twelve Kacher was a concert pianist for Suzuki Institute who flew him on to perform classical pieces to audiences in various cities in Japan and US.[23]

In 2009, Chris Kacher released a debut album of his piano compositions Teardrop Rain under the stage name of Christian Casher.[24] In 2011 Christian Casher’s music video depicting the pianos scattered around London in the Play Me, I'm Yours project during the City of London Festival was shown on the front page of their websites.[25][26] His songs Inside the Mind of Tom Milsom and Teardrop Rain (Dedicated to the People of Burma) have charted in positions 28 and 124, respectively on iTunes New Age charts.[27]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Marder, Kevin N. & Dupée, Marc, 2000. The Best: Conversations With Top Traders, 332 pages, ISBN 978-1-893756-08-3
  • Morales, Gil & Kacher, Chris, 2010. Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market, 384 pages, ISBN 978-0-470-61653-6
  • Inc. John Wiley & Sons, 2011. The Wiley Trading Guide, Volume II, 368 pages, ISBN 978-0730376873
  • Morales, Gil & Kacher, Chris, 2012. In The Trading Cockpit with the O'Neil Disciples: Strategies that Made Us 18,000% in the Stock Market, 432 pages, ISBN 978-1118273029
  • Morales, Gil & Kacher, Chris, 2013. The O'Neil Disciples on Alternative Buying Techniques and Position Management, DVD seminar, ISBN 978-1-118-64065-4


  1. ^ "Independent Accountants` Report on Historical Trading Performance", Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  2. ^ Kacher, Chris. "How I Made +18,241.2% in the Stock Market Over 7 Years" Archived March 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., The Gilmo Report, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  3. ^ Power, Ben. "Amazing Returns" Archived March 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., YourTradingEdge Magazine, Nov/Dec 2010 issue, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  4. ^ "Wiley Business Rights Guide"[permanent dead link], Retrieved on 2013-2-8.
  5. ^ Masonson, Leslie N. "Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market", Futures magazine, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  6. ^ Sherman, Jonathan. "How Individuals Can Beat Institutional Investors", Forbes, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  7. ^ "Coryell Award in Nuclear Chemistry", College of Charleston, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  8. ^ Goldhaber, Judith. "LBL researchers confirm existence of element 106", Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  9. ^ Ghiorso, A.; Lee, D. (1995). "Evidence for the possible synthesis of element 110 produced by the 59Co+209Bi reaction". Physical Review C. 51: R2293. Bibcode:1995PhRvC..51.2293G. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.51.R2293. 
  10. ^ Kacher, C.D. "Chemical and nuclear properties of Rutherfordium (Element 104)", Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  11. ^ Ward, John. "Interview With Dr. Christian Kacher", Seeking Alpha, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  12. ^ "Interview: William O’Neil protege and CANSLIM legend Chris Kacher" Archived February 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Global Growth Investor, Retrieved on 2013-2-8.
  13. ^ "Chris Kacher Biography", Coast to Coast AM, Retrieved on 2013-2-8.
  14. ^ "Chris Kacher: About the Expert" Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., MoneyShow, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  15. ^ Drury, Amanda. "September Stocks to Remember?", CNBC, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  16. ^ Kozey, John. [1], Reuters Insider, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  17. ^ "Chris Kacher Search Results"[permanent dead link] Bloomberg, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  18. ^ "Chris Kacher Search Results" MarketWatch, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  19. ^ "Gil Morales and Chris Kacher", Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  20. ^ " Dr. Chris Kacher and Gil Morales" Seeking Alpha, Retrieved on 2013-1-28.
  21. ^ " articles" Minyanville, Retrieved on 2013-1-30.
  22. ^ Short-Selling with the O'Neil Disciples: Turn to the Dark Side of Trading at Wiley
  23. ^ "Christian Casher" at CD Baby, Retrieved on 2013-9-12.
  24. ^ "Teardrop Rain" at, Retrieved on 2013-9-12.
  25. ^ "Christian Casher Kacher" at Streetpianos, Retrieved on 2013-9-12.
  26. ^ Waterfall Music Video
  27. ^ "Christian Casher" Archived September 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. at ITunes Music Chart, Retrieved on 2013-9-12.

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