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).
This primer, released 10 years ago, offers an accessible lesson that all young people should hear. The principal author narrates like the self-assured celebrity he is but does not sound like a professional. However, this is still an important audio because of Lynch's grasp of why certain companies are successful and how to find them. His advice on methods for selecting stocks is priceless and curiously challenging--he promotes activism and involvement rather than simply dictating his way of doing things. The abridgment is seamless, making the production short enough for the typical young person's attention span and in-your-face enough to make young people think hard about where they're putting their money. T.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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
Very good beginner's information. If you are starting out wanting to learn more about investing, this item would make a good starting point.Published on February 20, 2010 by Harry B. Douglas III