One Up on Wall Street [Paperback]
How To Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Marketby Peter Lynch and John Rothchild
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Description of One Up on Wall StreetTHE 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 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.
Financial Guru ReviewsI love all three of Peter Lynch's books, but this is the best. It contains within it the secret of successful stockpicking and much wit and wisdom. Lynch was a successful fund manager, a claim to fame in itself, with a disarmingly simple style. Follow it and you will be casing department stores and cozying up to investor relations departments in no time. You see: "All you have to do is put as much effort into picking your stocks as you do into buying your groceries."
Press and Industry Reviews'The #1 Money Manager.'
'Sound stuff . . . One Up on Wall Street should endure. It's a tenbagger.'
- Business Week
'Investors would do well to heed his advice.'
- The Wall Street Journal
'A heartening and irreverent new guide to stock picking.'
- Money Magazine
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Contents of One Up on Wall StreetIntroduction 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 Tenbaggers
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't be Wrong
Epilogue: Caught with My Pants Up