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Jacob

While this is a good read, its specific to Peter Lynchs personal investing style and dated enough that its not entirely applicable anymore, so it is better read as a history or biography of Lynchs investing style than a guide on how to make personal investment decisions today. Theres a forward written in 2000 in which Lynch provides one update to his material, but there should have been many more (such as noting what kinds of company information is no longer allowed to be provided only to i ...more

Ryan

dear reader,

well, hello! do you like my suit? i like yours! whered you get it?! well, today i am dressed up like a business man because we are going to be reviewing a real business mans book! yep, you guessed it, you wily little bitch, that business man is the great peter lynch, not to be confused with the act of lynching which was a form of extreme racism that took place throughout the south during the early years of the civil rights movement! lol! ok lets go!

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Jasmine

A very helpful book for those who want to gain some basic knowledge about how stocks work in the financial market and how to select the best portfolio of securities. Lynch shared his experiences and told us how he felt or how he dealt with losses and success when investing. I personally liked this book and he made these seemingly difficult concepts so much easier!

George

Regular re-read (every 5-10 years) of one of my two favorite investment books. (The other one is by the same author.).

Peter Lynch was the greatest mutual fund investor of all time growing his Magellan fund to over $1 billion. His investment style is a combination of growth and value investing, so called GARP--growth at a reasonable price.

While he made most of the money in big cap stocks like Wal-Mart or turnarounds like Volvo, Ford and Chrysler, he loved investing in small caps. This book cove

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ScienceOfSuccess

One of the most interesting books about long-term investing Ive found so far.

My favorite quote is when someone says that A is the new B, it usually means that A and B are going down.

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yamika

Need to read this again for better absorption. Still, a decent book. A little heavy, though.

Massgreen

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ManOfLaBook.com

This is a short book, but long on advice even, and especially, after the financial meltodown. It took me about 40 - 45 minutes to go through the book, but Ill read it again tomorrow and maybe again next week allowing the content to set in.

The book is a fun read and gives novices, such as myself, some basic fundamentals and concepts before we rush in (again) to lose our money (again) while the big boys rake all the profits (again) in the casino we all know as the stock market. There is no speci

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Chetan

A must read for novice stock investors , oversimplified but drives home important concepts.

Andrew

I originally picked this book because after I read a lot about Warren Buffetts investing I decided to see other peoples style. This was a good read but it was specific to Lynchs style so it was not applicable to todays investment decisions. Peter describes how he came about developing his strategy for success. He talks about his past, his victories, and some of his failures. He describes everything that happened in an easy way to read. Anyone, including non-financial folks, can understand t ...more

Kathy

Kindle Unlimited...so why not? Yup, I am old enough to remember Lynchs status in the world of stock pickers. I was not lucky enough to have a wad of money to invest in his fund early on, but those who did must continue to sing his praises.
I didnt read this when it first came out, but now with updated prologue it does provide some amusing tidbits. This man still uses the phrase dot com. Goodness me! I really have no idea how he has managed to avoid the internet all these decades, but that seem
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Bill#5

First book I havent been able to finish in a while. It was outdated before the current financial collapse, now its just stupid to read. Plus Peter Lynch likes himself way too much. Pass on this one and bury your money in the backyard. ...more

Robert

Im currently working my way through the equity investing classics. One Up On Wall Street is among the best Ive read. I decided to pick it up after watching a few talks by Peter Lynch and have not been disappointed – it is both informative and hilarious.

The central theme is that if you want to be successful in stocks, you have to find your edge. This is a point that many other classics skip over, instead jumping straight into the analytical techniques. Lynch continually emphasises the importan

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Derrick

This was an assigned book for my MBA class in Securities Analysis. I learned from this book that the average (non-institutional) investor can pick winning stocks with the same success as professionals can. I am unsure about this, as I am highly skeptical any investor (professional or amateur) can beat the market. As a proponent of indexing - the idea that a broadly diversified fund invested in a basket of stocks - can beat actively managed funds, I found Lynchs advice not completely believable. ...more

Jay

For the folks gearing up to the world of stock market, this book is a must read.
It sets up your mind regarding how to choose companies that have the potential to become great.
It gives a good introduction on reading the balance sheets and you dont need any prior knowledge for understanding the views. But more than balance sheets it suggests us to pay attention to the world around to find the right stocks
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Nuno

Peter Lynch is an absolute genius! It was a pleasure to read this book

Graeme

I have the impression that books about investing are generally awful—greedy, crass, self-promoting, illogical, and mediocre. It must have something to do with money. This one, written in the late 1980s, and published in this edition in 2000, is none of those things. Its just out of date.

Peter Lynch is a nice guy who talks in a relaxed way about picking stocks, providing numerous examples of his investments that failed as well as the occasional multibagger successes that returned ten times or

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Ardon

Really great book on equity investing.

Lynch takes a great deal of time persuading the reader that the average man on the street has an advantage over the Wall Street analysts tucked away in their ivory towers.

He suggests playing to one’s strengths, using whatever specialist knowledge we have gathered to work out if a company is likely to see changes in earnings. Even our experiences as consumers can be quite telling, and may offer clues about the direction in which a company might be going.

It’

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Adam

Glad I didn’t read this five years ago or I would’ve been screwed - some borderline dangerous advice in here if placed in the wrong hands/minds (like mine)

Sahib

The best book on stocks and markets anyone can get their hands on. The book gives Wonderful insights into studying diferent businesses and then going after stocks. Easy Read and Interesting examples makes this book, one of the pioneers in this field of study.

Reading

This is one of my favorite financial advice books ever.

Peter Lynch was a genius of his time. His detractors can argue the reasons WHY he was successful (luck, timing, etc.) but it is hard to argue with the fact that he was immensely successful.

In this now famous book, Peter describes how he came about developing his strategy for success. He talks about his past, his victories, and some of his failures. He describes everything that happened in an easy to read, colloquial sort of way. Anyone, inc

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Jai

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 ...more

Adrian

By far the best book ive read on investing so far.While there are a dozen books that cover the basics and and tell you what to look for when choosing stocks, this is the first one that tells me as a novice why a particular value on the financial statements matters.

Peter Lynch does an awesome job in splitting stocks into 6 categories (slow ,fast growers, stalwarts, cyclicals,turnarounds and asset plays).

After separating them , he goes on explaining what to expect from that category and what indi

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Ravi

Very interesting read on Peter Lynchs investment techniques. Good amount of basics and a somewhat more aggressive approach as compared to conservative, academic, stick to indexing approach.

It also helps that the author is at times funny and most of the times makes the content easier to read for people with not much knowledge of economics and finance.

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Y

A book with light humor... A beginner book for personal stock investment.

Mehan

The Fundamentals Of Investing

Your next door neighbors claim to know it. The Youtube channel you have subscribed for investment advices claim to know it. The guy you are friend with claims to know it. But when asked what exactly is the fundamentals of investing, all you get is a friendly slap on the back and the topic diverts.

But this book finally answers your long awaited question.

Ignorance is a bliss. Count on it.

Peter Lynch lists a ton of examples where not heading to the market analysts and

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Michael

Read this book because it was recommended to me by a colleague. Theres a lot of anecdotal and historical information about Peters trades and the companies hes looked at. Theres a couple heuristic lessons that are probably worth reading about if you are brand-spanking-new but if you are looking for an overview of the fundamentals you are probably better off looking elsewhere. I did get a chuckle out of the somewhat outdated passage where he lauds people that just left their money in a money m ...more

Vitalijus

As for a book written 30+ years ago, its still surprisingly relevant!

The book has two intros and the second one alone, written in late 1990ies, paints markets in colors that are uncannily relevant. Those were crazy times that have many parallels with current situation:
- stocks growing fast for years, e.g. Cisco up 480x since going public in 1990
- fundamentals do not matter, growth and future prospects are everything (favorite metrics: eyeballs)
- huge market concentration, dozen or so big stoc

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Guilherme

This book focuses on Peter Lynchs investment philosophy, as well as some personal anecdotes of a few of his good and bad decisions.

The book is very dated, and the charts could use some work.

Although I didnt find this book very useful or applicable (Im not going to start visiting hundreds of companies, nor investing in 700+ different stocks, much less worry about stock prices when I am on vacation), there are some lessons and concepts useful for investors in general.

This is not a bad read, but

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Thomas

One up on Wall Street is quite an odd read, in that similar to many of the classic books on investing its slightly out of date. Yet at the same time the knowledge or way of thinking isnt unhelpful. For example many of the specifics of the first too chapter seem pointless as Lynch refers to many of the companies and changes pre 2000s which is well past now, but the perspectives and strategies are mostly pretty helpful.

For the modern reader probably the third part about portfolios is the most use

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