bill mathews


Editor & Founder

Bill Mathews has been recognized as one of the foremost authorities in the country on investing in micro-cap and turnaround stocks. He founded The Cheap Investor in August, 1981, which has been one of the most successful investment newsletters in the industry. Bill spent 15 years teaching business and investment courses at Triton College. He also taught securities analysis for the MBA program at the Keller Graduate School of Management.


It’s getting down to the wire. In a fiery opening debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on the needed direction of the U.S. economy, taxes, and the security of the country.  Both delivered opposing plans on how to boost a slowing economy and help disenfranchised Americans get back on their feet. Shortly after the…

The Real Reasons the Federal Reserve Won’t Hike Rates this Year

So much for the Fed’s statements earlier this month hinting that the U.S. economy was strong enough for a rate hike.  Despite three dissenting opinions for higher interest rates, the Federal Reserve kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at the September 2016 meeting, noting, “The committee judges that the case for an increase in the…

Markets Resilient Despite Terror Attacks

They were cowardly acts of war. Planted bombs and stabbings – so callous in nature – were designed to strike fear in the hearts of millions over the weekend. On Saturday morning, a pipe bomb exploded on the route of a charity race in New Jersey.  Fortunately, no one was hurt. Five explosive devices were…

Chart of Day: MeetMe Inc. (MEET) returned as much as 398%

In the June 2015 issue of The Cheap Investor, we recommended a buy on shares of MeetMe Inc. (MEET) – an undervalued social media network stock trading at a 52-week low.  Since then, the stock has exploded to a high of $8.11. That move was good for a potential return of 398% in 15 months. …

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Making Big Money in Small Stocks


Bill's primary reason for writing Making BIG Money in Small Stocks is to help you become the best investor you can be. Statistics indicate that 70 percent of all investors lose money in the stock market. Why? Most investors buy poor quality stocks at too high a price. They either get greedy and don’t take their profit, or ignore signals that indicate the price may go down. Then they end up selling their stocks for a loss. This book will give you a better understanding of the stock market in general, and how to pick quality stocks, buy them at a good low price and sell for a tidy profit.

"My book will teach you the same strategies that allowed me to pick 341 winning stocks out of 342 for my subscribers …"

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