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One Up On Wall Street : How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

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Peter Lynch believes that average investors have advantages over Wall Street experts. Since the best opportunities can be found at the local mall or in their own places of employment, beginners have the chance to learn about potentially successful companies long before before professional analysts discover them. This headstart on the experts is what produces 'tenbaggers', the stocks that appreciate tenfold or more and turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer. In this fully updated edition of his classic bestseller, Lynch explains how to research stocks and offers easy-to-follow directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots. He also provides valuable advice on how to learn as much as possible from a company's story, and why every investor must ignore the ups and downs of the stock market and focus only on the fundamentals of the company in which they are investing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 214 x 25mm | 259g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • ed
  • index
  • 0743200403
  • 9780743200400
  • 4,361

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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING BOOK THAT EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD OWN

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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Table of contents

Contents

Introduction to the Millennium Edition

PROLOGUE: A Note from Ireland

INTRODUCTION: The Advantages of Dumb Money

PART I Preparing to Invest

1 The Making of a Stockpicker

2 The Wall Street Oxymorons

3 Is This Gambling, or What?

4 Passing the Mirror Test

5 Is This a Good Market? Please Don't Ask

PART II Picking Winners

6 Stalking the Tenbagger

7 I've Got It, I've Got It -- What Is It?

8 The Perfect Stock, What a Deal!

9 Stocks I'd Avoid

10 Earnings, Earnings, Earnings

11 The Two-Minute Drill

12 Getting the Facts

13 Some Famous Numbers

14 Rechecking the Story

15 The Final Checklist

PART III The Long-term View

16 Designing a Portfolio

17 The Best Time to Buy and Sell

18 The Twelve Silliest (and Most Dangerous) Things People Say About Stock Prices

19 Options, Futures, and Shorts

20 50,000 Frenchmen Can Be Wrong

EPILOGUE: Caught with My Pants Up

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX
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Anise C. Wallace The New York Times Mr. Lynch's investment record puts him in a league by himself.
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Anise C. Wallace The New York Times Mr. Lynch's investment record puts him in a league by himself.
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About Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 to 1990 when it was one of the most successful mutual-funds of all time. He then became a vice chairman at Fidelity and more recently has become a prominent philanthropist particularly active in the Boston area. His books include One Up on Wall Street, Beating the Street, and Learn to Earn (all written with John Rothchild). John Rothchild was formerly a financial columnist for Time and Fortune magazines.
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