The 1970s marked an especially difficult economic period. A devastating bear market from 1973 to 1974, exacerbated by the Watergate scandal, the Nixon resignation, and the oil embargo, led to significant losses in the stock market. But for William O’Neil + Company, the decade brought progress and innovation. We continued to refine our stock picking methodology thanks to an exhaustive study of historic winners. Our stock charts became a highly successful service that was printed and bound in our own state-of-the-art facility, so by Monday morning, they were on the desks of hundreds of top U.S. money managers.