One up on Wall Street

One up on Wall Street

How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market

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More than one million copies have been sold of this seminal book on investing in which legendary mutual-fund manager Peter Lynch explains the advantages that average investors have over professionals and how they can use these advantages to achieve financial success.

America's most successful money manager tells how average investors can beat the pros by using what they know. According to Lynch, investment opportunities are everywhere. From the supermarket to the workplace, we encounter products and services all day long. By paying attention to the best ones, we can find companies in which to invest before the professional analysts discover them. When investors get in early, they can find the "tenbaggers," the stocks that appreciate tenfold from the initial investment. A few tenbaggers will turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer.

Lynch offers easy-to-follow advice for sorting out the long shots from the no-shots by reviewing a company's financial statements and knowing which numbers really count. He offers guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies.

As long as you invest for the long term, Lynch says, your portfolio can reward you. This timeless advice has made One Up on Wall Street a #1 bestseller and a classic book of investment know-how.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2000]
Edition: Millennium edition
Copyright Date: 1989
ISBN: 9780743200400
Characteristics: 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Rothchild, John


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Shelley_Shelley Jun 05, 2015

This book offers you enough clues to research stocks to know in which companies to invest. It's not a predefined formula, rather you have to make your own choice based on the research that you've done and your risk appetite.
This book was written in 1987, so don't expect any advice on internet search for information or links, but you can easily figure where to get what.
Although this book has my praise I take the author's view on shorting stocks, stop loss, options and futures with a grain of salt. He admitted that he didn't know much about futures and options, yet devoted a lot of pages trying to convince the reader to stay away from these instruments. This is the first release and I know there is an updated version in which perhaps he revised his views. The last chapter could have been left out in my opinion, but all in all a good read that you can take action on.
The only drawback was that I read it ont phone and the charts were too small and there was no way to enlarge them. It was not a deal breaker as the explanations were vivid enough. The text had a lot of jokes that were not out of scope and I was delighted by the fact that the author didn't have an "I know it all because I run a nine billion dollar fund" air. It was a pleasant read from start to finish.


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