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Hardcover One Up on Wall Street Book

ISBN: 0671661035

ISBN13: 9780671661038

One Up on Wall Street

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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Their "Good" might not be the same as yours.

Now I'm not sure what "good" means but this is not what I'd define a condition as good. At the end of the day, i wanted to read the book so words in it don't change with the condition of it but still poor delivery.

Not so good

Really old copy and book ruined

Really good!

I like Lynch’s view on investing. Different than others in the field. Even though it was written in the 80s, it’s still relevant today. I really like how he categorizes stocks he looks for. Really helpful book for any level investor.

VERY OLD - 1989 - Not worth the price

It is a very old edition and papers already turned yellow. They should atleast mention the printed year in the details so that we can make our choice. I don’t know if it is even worth that discounted price. Looks like most of these books are bought from Goodwill stores, re-labeled with new price and sold. There are Goodwill stickers on most of them.

Riding the tide of the market

Interesting that Peter lynch retired when he did. His investing approach was a perfect buy-and-hold strategy for the market he was in. If you look at his career, and the market, he timed his retirement perfectly. It's better to be lucky than good as Peter Lynch takes credit for his trading style and not the rising tide of the bull-market through the 1980's and into early 2000's.

Best business book I have read in my life, because it is simple, to the point and entertaining.

I wish I could re-read this book again for the first time. I am amazed by his clarity and simplicity of the language. He is to the point, have experience in what he is saying and he is honest. Just buy this one, I promise you wouldn't be disappointed.

Be smart and BUY this book!

This is the first book I ever read on investing. My cousin, Paul, who was a broker at Merrill Lynch, recommended it to me. I followed Paul into the financial services industry, toiling 12 long years peddling stocks, bonds, mutual funds and insurance products. During my tenure as a Wall Street professional (I use that term very loosely), I must have read 200 different books on investing. Oddly enough, I have discarded many of those poorly written investor guides and still refer back to this classic book penned by Peter Lynch, mutual fund demigod, investment guru, stock-picking legend! At the heart of Lynch's case is that each individual has enough inherent knowledge and experience to be a successful investor. He uses numerous analogies to show investors: 1. The power of common knowledge (take advantage of what you already know) 2. You don't need to be a Wall Street analyst to uncover great investment opportunities 3. You are not disadvantaged vs. large, institutional investors You don't have to accurately predict the stock market to make money in stocks 4. To keep an open mind to new ideas From my years on Wall Street, I found many of his theories and ideas to be completely accurate. Many other books I have read focus on the inherent evils of the possessed financial consultant community. Yes, the industry has its problems. However, $8 stock trades are not the only ingredients in profitable investing. In fact, I don't recall him emphasizing the need for discount trades, a fact over-emphasized in almost every other book I have read (remember, I am no longer in the industry...I don't need to strike a case for broker commissions). Instead, he shows you what information to focus on and how to apply it. Do yourself a favor: Buy this book. Read it twice. It is not is timeless. Yea, I know, you already know it all. My advice is to lose the ego and take a refresher course on common sense investing. When you finish, put it on your bookshelf. Do not give it to your kids or neighbors; buy them their own copies. This is a great book!

These 2 Books Worked For Me, Too

I knew I needed to make some good investments with my IRA and 401(k) but I also knew I didn't have enough money left over after paying my bills. Two books have come to my rescue. In February, after watching Diane Sawyer interview Nancy Lloyd on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, I bought Nancy's superb book "SIMPLE MONEY SOLUTIONS: 10 Ways You Can Stop Feeling Overwhelmed By Money and Start Making It Work For You." It showed me how to finally pay off my credit card debts and how to shop for a much better credit card and mortgage deal--even though interest rates were rising at the time. The money I saved by following Nancy's advice allowed me to free up over $5,600 so far this year which I have begun to invest. That's where Peter Lynch's excellent advice in this book about picking stocks has taught me a lot. Even though many stocks have been dropping, using Peter's recommendations my portfolio has been steadily rising. Peter Lynch and Nancy Lloyd's books have given me an education on money that I wish I had gotten earlier in life. I now have the confidence that I always lacked and enough knowledge about money to tell my own kids what they need to know about money as they grow up. Well done!

The 2 Best Money Books of 2000

When it comes to picking stocks, Peter Lynch is my hero. He's insightful and inspiring. But I needed answers to money questions beyond picking stocks."SIMPLE MONEY SOLUTIONS" by Nancy Lloyd was recommended by both MONEY magazine and MORNINGSTAR so I decided to take a look. For years I've enjoyed listening to Bob Edwards interview Nancy Lloyd about a wide range of money matters on NPR's "Morning Edition" and I liked the way she could explain complex information in clear and easy-to-follow terms. Her financial credentials are superb (unlike the hacks who have been spewing psychobabble on PBS Pledge shows). "SIMPLE MONEY SOLUTIONS" is entertaining and extremely useful.

Great beginners' investment advice

We really do know more than we think about investing. This book shows you how to apply your knowledge to make good investments.But, like many people, I didn't have spare money to make investments with. So I also recommend the book, SIMPLE MONEY SOLUTIONS, because it showed me and my kids how to "free up cash" every month without feeling deprived.I highly recommend both books!
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