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One Up on Wall Street : How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market - Peter Lynch

One Up on Wall Street

How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market


Published: 3rd April 2000
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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 about interest 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.

About the Authors

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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very readable and relatable


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    If you are interested in stock picking and being a value investor in particular, this would be a good book to start with after you have read the classic-INTELLIGENT INVESTOR. Peter lynch has transferred those ideas to a more modern investment environment.

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


    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



    ISBN: 9780743200400
    ISBN-10: 0743200403
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 3rd April 2000
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.1  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.26
    Edition Number: 1