|One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market
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In easy-to-follow terminology, Lynch offers directions for sorting out the long shots from the no shots by spending just a few minutes with a company's financial statements. His advice for producing "tenbaggers" can turn a stock portfolio into a star performer!
- Teaching From a Master
(This is a review of the full-sized edition, not the ill-advised miniature that has garnered so much negative comment.)
Why listen to Peter Lynch? He's one of the greatest stock market investors of all time. From 1977 to 1990, Lynch managed the Magellan mutual fund for Fidelity Investments. The fund's assets increased more than 2,700%.
Is that a lot? It's like Barry Bonds hitting 200 home runs in a season. It's a staggering achievement, unlikely to ever be duplicated.
There is a small industry of financial advice out there from people with no documented success. Lucky for us, Lynch decided to share his methods.
One Up on Wall Street puts stock picking skill into the minds of everyday people. The book is written in a breezy, accessible style that non-financial types will appreciate. Lynch also gives a glimpse at his life at Fidelity during his tenure running Magellan.
Stock picking is an art. Lynch delves into the intuitive side of investing. It's not all about financial statements and balance sheets, although he gives you a quick rundown of those too (Chapter 13: Some Famous Numbers). The book has more ideas per page than any of the several stock market books that I have read.
Information overload can paralyze the mind of a stockpicker. If you're not a data type of person, stock research can make your head explode. Lynch spells out a way to find good investments without suffering brain damage.
To use a food analogy, he doesn't give you a recipe, he teaches you how to cook.
- 1 of 3 books you have to have
There are 3 books any person who is new to investing in the stock market MUST have. This book, Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor and Pat Dorsey's The 5 rules for successful stock investing. The insights these 3 books will give you are priceless and a MUST for anyone wanting to make money in the market. I am very happy to own all 3 and intend on passing them along to my son so he can learn how to best make his money work for him. Lynch goes through how to identify companies that may be of interest, then how to further analyze the prospects of making money by purchasing that company's stock, and then how to continue monitoring whether the stock is likely to head upward. Lynch places companies into 1 of 6 categories and gives you strategies for buying and selling companies that fall into each of the categories. As a fund manager who has proven his strategies are successful, his insight definitely carries some credibility. ...more info
- excellent book
Peter Lynch is truly a master investor, and this book provides great advice for someone interested in emulating his success. Very well written and packed with useful information....more info
- This book brought me to my senses.
I was going to do some online trading and bought this book too learn more about selecting stocks. Mr. Lynchs' statement that he considered himself successful if 6 out 10 stocks he selected increased in value changed my mind. I want to thank him for waking me up. I will stick to index funds and wish all the online traders the best of luck. ...more info
- HARD COVER MICROBOOK
THIS IS A KEYCHAIN VERSION. THINK SHORT PITHY "DAILY AFFIRMATIONS" LIKE, "REMEMBER, YOU CAN'T KISS ALL THE GIRLS." NOT A VERSION OF THE PAPERBACK--SUITABLE FOR DOLL HOUSES, MINNIATURE COLLECTIONS AND JOKES ABOUT THE HERD MENTALITY OF RETAIL INVESTORS VIA OBLIQUE REFFERENCES TO THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION AND GEORGE ORWELL'S "1984"
IF YOU GO TO PRIVATE SCHOOL (OR PERHAPS COMMUNITY COLLEGE)YOU CAN BUY THS ONE IN ADDITION TO THE PAPERBACK AND THEN, ALL ON CUE, OR IN QUICK SUCCESSION, ATART READING THE "CHAPTERS"
SIZE AND SHAPE NOT CONDCIVE TO HITTING A SPECIFIC TARGET. SMACKS WALLS AND BLACKBOARDS EFFECTIVELY WHEN THROWN OVERHAND....more info
- Not what I expected.
I thought this book was an abreviated version of the full book, however this book is actually a miniture ~2inch micro-pocket version of the full book. Text is full size, thus it only contains a very few high-level comments. I was hoping for a boiled-down version, but got mini-me....more info
- Best Investing book ever
It should be a shame for you if you are an investor and have not read this book yet, you surely are losing money in the market! Lynch has a colloquial style, he also writes with no technical jargon, in plain English, so there is no excuse to not understand his investing philosophy. Give it a try and you will not be dissapointed.
For the record, I am in no way involved with Lynch or its publishing company......more info
- THE SMALLEST BOOK EVER
This is a MINIATURE book. Literally. 3 inces x 3 inches, "95 pages" with 30 or 40 big words on each page. Ridiculous. I can't believe such a thing was manufactured. ...more info
- It is not a book
Looks more like a poem book for middle school. doesn't have any meat in it. Just bullet points....more info
- WARNING: THERE ARE 2 VERSIONS OF THIS BOOK
Make sure you are buying the correct version. This one here is listed as mini version. (I've seen this version get a lot of bad reviews.) Mini version is cheaper = $4.50 but the FULL version is $9.50. The full version is the more famous of the two.
- Takes The Mystery Out of Stock Picking
This is one of the classic stock market books that will never be outdated, because it "teaches you how to fish" (i.e. how to pick stocks), rather than "gives you fish" (i.e. stock picks)".
Lynch shows you how to pick stocks by examining your every day life....more info
- One up Your Investment Knowledge
Peter Lynch wrote a classic with One Up on Wall Street. Peter Lynch was lead investment manager of the Magellan Fund, which is arguably the most successful large $ mutual fund in the US. He no longer manages the fund but in his book he lets us in on some of his secrets of choosing stocks.
His approach is rather simple. Buy stock in something that you know. As a consumer and a personal investor we have the ability to know products before anyone on the street knows about them. For example he got in on the stock Yum Brands because he bought a Taco Bell burrito years ago when it first came out. He believed that their set up and approach would work and so he put some money into the company.
His suggestions like listening to things Oprah likes are great simple tips that a typical investor may not even realize we have more information on than wall street on a daily basis. His book is a read for all investor types from beginner to advanced. Enjoy!...more info
- Highly recommended
Very nice book for everyone who is interested in the financial markets. Highly recommended. Rich and detailed content....more info
- Don't get this book
It's a small book with no depth. Might be relevant for people who are clueless about stocks but definitely not for people with general idea about stocks. ...more info
- this Miniature edition is cheating
I do not think customers would like pay $12 for shipment to buy this matchbox size "book" of 95 pages, double side print.
If not cheating why the book's image on Amazon is same as the other ordinary zise books'. The iamge of this book on Amazon should be much smaller to indicate this is a miniature edition....more info
- its tiny!
i was expecting the full book, not the miniature edition. note: this is an abridged, pocket size version of the book....more info
- Lovin' this book so far
I got the book about a week ago and have read the first couple chapters. I'm new to the stock market and investing world, and this book has already educated me about several key topics in the investing world. I also bought "The Intelligent Investor" by Graham about the same time i bought this book. I have been reading them in parallel and finding the Lynch book a better read so far. His style is easy to read, humorous, and obviously educational in financial aspects. I won't be able to go into details about the book since I'm a noobie in the market, but i highly recommend "One Up" to anyone out there looking for a "beginner's" and fundamental guidebook to the market. ...more info
- One up on Wall Street
Very practical and complete, full of common sense and very valuable advice on how to structure a good porfolio, what things to look for, what to avoid. What I liked the most are several very helpful tools on stock selecting. It fine tunes fundamental ideas on investing, explains how there is no substitute for thinking to do well in stocks and what an investor should expect. Thanks, Mr. Lynch, you wrote a great book, no wonder you sold over 1 million copies! ...more info
- how Lynch did it
One up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know To Make Money in the Market, Miniature Edition
the book is just what you should be looking for if you're wanting to beat the Market year in and year out; all the key points are in one place for you at the end of the book....more info
- The bible for stockpicking
This book is a classic of investment in stocks.
Everyone who wants to invest in stocks should
read this book , it is the bible for amateurs
and persons who already have stocks ,
thank you Peter Lynch....more info
- Must Read for any new Investor
I've been looking for more information on how to invest into this stock market. This book was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Not only did it help me figure out what kinds of companies to keep my eye out for, it also gave me ways and formulas to check out to verify if the stock was a good buy or not. I highly recommend this book!...more info
- Excellent Book
A no non-sense book on stocks, investing, trading. While it seems that nowadays selling books on stocks is more profitable for these authors than actually trading stocks, this book is well worth the money.
Seems like every two bit trader from new york has written a trading book, has a trading website, and seminars and classes probably not worth half what people are paying for them.
Buy this book....more info
- One Up On Wall Street
A good read with much insight and valuable information presented. Good, common sense approach backed up with extensive experience. Peter Lynch is an honest author. ...more info
- The most famous book from the legendary investor
This was the book that catapuled individual investing. He teaches you how to beat the market just by keeping your eyes and ears open.
Unfortunately, most investors don't follow his rules.
A reread for those who have questions about their returns.
This book is the Bible for investing! ...more info
- Kicking the Tires
I struggled with the 1st 74 pages or so, but after that this book is excellent. There is a section he titles Kicking the Tires, in short he goes over how to evaluate a company and to stay away from the 1-2 year fly away companies. I remember when everyone was selling Apple back in the day, Peter did the opposite and started gobbling up shares. As he somewhat states, the wheels on Apple were still good....more info
- A must read for Fundamental Investors
If you haven't read this book, I am recommending you to get it now. This is one of the three best investment books in my opinion (the other two are Ben Graham's "The Intelligent Ivestors", and Philip Fisher's "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits"). Out if these three, this one is my favorite.
Peter Lynch gives you all his experience in this book (also in his other book, "Beating the Street" which is also a good addition). All you need to know about the stock market and how to go about and reaseach all the companies. He gives practical example (from his experience) of each of the theories that he give which is what I like best. And the examples aren't outdated yet so the book is also very interesting to read.
This book inspires me to change my way of researching companies and also becoming a more active and proactive investors/shareholders (such as quesioning/talking with the management, visit and observe the business first hand, see if any analyst is covering the company). I know this soundstedious and might not be suitable strategy for everyone but at some point it makes sense to do this.
Another interesting topic Peter Lynch covers is that sometime great investment are near you (you don't have to look far). Pay more attention to the surrounding or when you go out. For example if you observe one of the retail chain store at the mall is always crowded and people keep buying their products (or the opposite), or when your spouse or kids observe some things about some product or service, that often could lead to a great investment decision.
Lastly, if you don't know who Peter Lynch is. He used to manage the Magellan fund, having average annualized return of almost 30% (which is super). So I would say that this man knows what he is talking about.
Keep the "ten bagger" coming! (which is a phrase he coined in a financial context to refer to a stock that has gone up 900% since the purchase price)
Happy Investing!...more info
- Kindle version is not the full version
If you are looking for the complete version of One Up On Wall Street, do not purchase this item. You want the most recent paperback version. The kindle version is only a few dozen pages long- its a bullet point "cliff notes" version of the actual book....more info