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One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In by [Lynch, Peter]
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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 24592 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 2nd edition (28 February 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006YDFYW6
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,357 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read for those interested in Investing 17 May 2016
By BlackHairedGuy - Published on
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I heard about this book from various places and it seems to be highly recommended for anyone interested in investing. Lynch is well known for his "invest in what you know" mantra, and even though some take it as justification to invest in whatever company they simply "feel good about," Lynch is nowhere near as reckless in his book and even warns against it.

His main premise is that individuals, such as me and you, take part in the economy and are well aware of new trends and investing opportunities. By being aware and doing diligent homework before investing, you can find numerous "baggers" - stocks which increase by multiples over time - that can make you quite wealthy. In fact, Lynch points out this gives the average person an edge against professional investors, thus giving the book it's title. Throughout the book he details his ideas and methods for analyzing companies and serves as a good foundation to the value oriented investors. The author also seems to have a good sense of humor (like Buffett) which makes the book joyful to read.

The only downside of the book which I can find is that it is a bit outdated as it was written decades ago. Much has happened since then such as the dotcom bubble and the 2008 recession. But I find this a minor issue as the lessons and techniques detailed in the book are general enough to apply broadly. It in no way takes anything away from the quality of the book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read. 1 December 2014
By Connor Brown - Published on
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For someone looking to receive an easy to understand, overarching synopsis of a strategy to grow one’s worth, One Up On Wall Street is a great place to start.

In signature Lynch style, the book makes stock picking appear easy. Although seemingly oversimplified in some aspects, the overall tone of the book does truly break-down the most important areas of information to look at when picking a security.

One addition that I particularly enjoyed was at the end of chapters with multiple figures to remember, Lynch creates a “checklist” to ensure that the most important takeaways are solidified for the reader. My favorite checklists were at the end of the chapters entitled “Is This A Good Market? Don’t Ask” and “The Final Checklist”.

Another part of the book that I enjoyed was the chapter entitled “Options, Futures, and Shorts.” A quote early in this chapter states, “I’ve never bought a future nor an option in my entire investing career, and I can’t imagine buying one now.” It is reassuring to hear an investing master of our time share a similar opinion to mine regarding the use of these instruments to speculate in the market.

For those who say this book is somewhat dated, I have to say I disagree. The fundamentals discussed are just as relevant today as they were when the book was written.

This is a great read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! 24 March 2017
By Tezza - Published on
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Fantastic book!

When you're buying a stock, your buying the future earnings of a company. Learn how to evaluate companies from an ownership perspective.

Plus, learn common pitfalls of investing.

Plus, Mr. Lynch's anecdotes and observations will keep you chuckling. Obviously written by a person "who has been there and done it" in spades.

Perhaps some examples are a little dates. Perhaps if Mr. Lynch could launch an updated book with more recent examples and observations (please, please)?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very outdated 31 January 2015
By Jeff NC - Published on
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This is a very good book but it is outdated. I am a 47 year old Tech employee. The Author often refers a to stocks in the 1980's and before. I know the companies and economic situations he speaks of, but I could see younger readers losing interest. He seems to refer to tech related stocks as something he was not interested in. I am a new investor, but it seems that currently tech stocks are very important to the market today. There are also a lot of outdated examples of how to research stocks/companies. I have not finished the book yet, but I have a feeling that mention of using the internet for research will not be mentioned. I will continue to read the book, there are some great tips, and the book seems to provide a lot of good information for the novice investor.

Update: I finished reading the book and there is no mention of on-line research or stock trading. I am a new investor and have done 100% of my trading and research on-line. I am now reading Jim Cramer's "Get Rich Carefully" within the first 2% of the book (downloaded to Kindle) he explains the importance of using the internet to research companies.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Very clear & informative. Beneficial read for all investors. 11 December 2014
By Zach - Published on
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Peter Lynch does such a great job explaining how you do not have to work on Wall Street to be successful in the stock market. One Up on Wall Street provides a great overall foundation for investing and how people can utilize companies they know/understand and products they use and enjoy to make successful investments before the stock catches the attention of the large institutional investors. Lynch stated you only have to be right six out of ten times to be successful in the stock market, and a tenbagger (stock price grows 1000%) can make someone’s career. Lynch also believed there is a lot of noise with investing, and people put too much effort in the wrong areas. He did not like the most popular or pretty stocks, instead he liked good, boring companies that will consistently produce cash flow and grow immensely in the long term. I liked hearing how Peter Lynch takes everyday undervalued companies that are commonly used, not just talked about, and studies to see how fundamentally sound they are to invest in. Lynch does not believe in getting caught up in daily stock prices, he sought after undervalued companies that are consistently growing for 5-10 years. Lynch is a prominent GARP investor seeking rapid company growth at very reasonable prices. His amazing track record speaks for itself as he outperformed all other fund managers consistently for over two decades. Peter Lynch offers a lot of very beneficial investing advice in this book and it will be very educational for anybody wanting to get involved in the stock market. I really enjoyed reading One Up on Wall Street and recommend it to all investors.

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