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One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In (A Fireside book) by [Lynch, Peter]
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Anise C. Wallace The New York Times Mr. Lynch's investment record puts him in a league by himself.

From the Back Cover


Peter Lynch is America's number-one money manager. His mantra: Average investors can become experts in their own field and can pick winning stocks as effectively as Wall Street professionals by doing just a little research.

Now, in a new introduction written specifically for this edition of One Up on Wall Street, Lynch gives his take on the incredible rise of Internet stocks, as well as a list of twenty winning companies of high-tech '90s. That many of these winners are low-tech supports his thesis that amateur investors can continue to reap exceptional rewards from mundane, easy-to-understand companies they encounter in their daily lives.

Investment opportunities abound for the layperson, Lynch says. By simply observing business developments and taking notice of your immediate world -- from the mall to the workplace -- you can discover potentially successful companies before professional analysts do. This jump on the experts is what produces "tenbaggers", the stocks that appreciate tenfold or more and turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer.

The former star manager of Fidelity's multibillion-dollar Magellan Fund, Lynch reveals how he achieved his spectacular record. Writing with John Rothchild, Lynch offers easy-to-follow directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots by reviewing a company's financial statements and by identifying which numbers really count. He explains how to stalk tenbaggers and lays out the guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies.

Lynch promises that if you ignore the ups and downs of the market and the endless speculation aboutinterest rates, in the long term (anywhere from five to fifteen years) your portfolio will reward you. This advice has proved to be timeless and has made One Up on Wall Street a number-one bestseller. And now this classic is as valuable in the new millennium as ever.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 23838 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 2Rev Ed edition (28 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ABG5HO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,073 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
The main idea of "One up on Wall Street" is to beat the market by choosing a small portfolio of stocks of 3-10 companies that grow at a higher rate than the market average. The book doesn't cover mutual funds, index funds and exchange-traded funds, because the author claims that "if you don't think you can beat the market, then buy a mutual fund and save yourself a lot of extra work and money".

The book encourages you to become an aggressive investor, who has a good understanding of financial markets; is comfortable with taking risks with their investments; is not concerned about short-term volatility (fluctuation in returns); and invests for the longer-term. This encouragement is done in a very friendly tone, it is easy to understand, and quite well explained, with enough humor and variety.

I would also recommend the unabridged audio version in addition to this paperback edition.
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what i liked about lynch's book is that from the out set it's incredibly easy to read. too many investing books are written in such a boring, dry manner one struggles to stay awake while reading them - and more often than not feel guilty because the reader feels they are missing "great advice" when tryiong to decipher the text. not with this little gem.

the book covers how to find companies to invest in, how to value companies, and when to get out of companies invested in - the main theme running through the book is that an amateur investor can and will out perform professionals if they avoid the noise from wall street and focus on companies they understand.

the book gives great example of companies that were a "10 bagger/20 bagger" (meaning if you invested £1 you would have made £10/£20 etc.). lynch also gives example of where he missed companies/lost money as wekll - so the advice is very well rounded.

so why 4 stars? the book is well written with great examples and advice - but i question how relevant this is today when there are software packages and websites that can perform instant ratio checks, and profitability measures etc. - basically meaning that i am unsure whether lynch would have been as successful today as he was when the book was written - late 1980's. other than that, son't be put pff. this is a great book and well worth the read....
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A great part of my life has been dedicated to following the stock market and learning how to invest. The first time I put actual money on the table I went all-in. It took losing a lot of that money to realise that this was a mug's game - at least the way I was doing it. My approach involved scanning the daily movers and shakers, and trading on momentum. Technical analysis... I have yet to come across anyone who actually uses this successfully to generate consistent growth in their portfolio. As I would later discover, none of the greats used it. Who are the greats? Black swans some call them. Yeah those exist I'm sure. But my new hero, Peter Lynch, is no black swan. At least his approach isn't. Ever hear the mantra: "Invest in what you know"? This is Lynch. He coined that phrase.

One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch may look like it was born in the 80s. And along with Mr. Lynch's fantastic suit on the cover, its title may draw a few laughs. But the principles you will take from it are timeless and of great value.

Read this book if you have limited knowledge on investing; read it if you consider yourself to be pretty well read on the topic; read it if you have no clue. It is applicable to all levels. And for all those looking to get a job in this industry, it will set you up well for answering that very popular interview question: "If I gave you £100,000 where would you invest it and why?". This book will embed in you sound investing principles, which you will lean on throughout your life and/or your career. And Lynch is a great writer to boot. He cuts straight to the point and doesn't dance around the subject only to keep you chasing the plot - every succinct chapter is a standalone lesson in itself.
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By Rolf Dobelli TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 July 2005
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This book has become a classic of personal investment literature for good reasons. For one thing, watching Lynch lampoon Wall Street and its cadre of institutional investors is rich fun. He is, perhaps, the foremost money manager in the U.S., thanks to the success of Fidelity's multibillion-dollar Magellan Fund. Lynch says that when E.F. Hutton speaks, the average investor ought to take a nap. Although this is an updated edition, most of the content dates to "pre-bubble" 1989. As such, it offers haunting warnings about stocks with inflated price-to-earnings ratios. Warning to novice investors: Lynch is a Wharton grad who's been in the market since his college days and, as such, he tends to see stocks as simple and straightforward. Like the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett, he's a quintessential value investor who looks for undervalued companies in nuts-and-bolts industries. The difference, as Lynch puts it, is that he buys those companies' stocks, while Buffett buys those companies. We strongly recommend this book to those who govern their own portfolios.
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