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Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing (The Classic Guide) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
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About the Author
Peter Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 to 1990 when it was one of the most successful mutual-funds of all time. He then became a vice chairman at Fidelity and more recently has become a prominent philanthropist particularly active in the Boston area. His books include One Up on Wall Street, Beating the Street, and Learn to Earn (all written with John Rothchild).
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This book consist of long chapters that talk about the history of capitalism and the history of corporations. It goes into detail about how the banks started by a combination of Europeans and Americans. There were some interesting stories but they have nothing to do with the technique of investing. I also believe if you want an overview of the stock markets history and capitalism there are better books. This book is a bit dated and doesn't offer a real education on the topic.
There were also some statements made that turned me off completely such as, "slaves and servants didn't need to a salary because there was nothing to buy." I'm paraphrasing the exact quote. I get what they were trying to say, that people in the early settlement didn't have as much to buy as we do today, but come on, that's not why servants and slaves didn't take a salary.
If you still want to read it, borrow it or get it from the library. It's too dated to have in your personal library. It doesn't stand the test of time and the history of capitalism is like reading history from a 1940's history book.
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Peter Lynch, one of investings top minds, writes a great book for young people. This book gives them a leg up on money mattersPublished on October 3, 2011 by Gary W
If you do everything exactly opposite of his advice, you will protect and grow your money. If you follow his advice your portfollio will be desimated within a few years. Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by James Gray