Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and

Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and

by Peter Lynch, John Rothchild
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Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and by Peter Lynch, John Rothchild

Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain the basic principles of the stock market and business in an investing guide that will enlighten and entertain anyone who is high-school age or older.

Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works. The reason, say Lynch and Rothchild, is that the basics of investing—the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market—aren’t taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisions about saving for college and 401(k) retirement funds, this failure to provide a basic education in investing can have tragic consequences.

For those who know what to look for, investment opportunities are everywhere. The average high-school student is familiar with Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s, the Gap, and the Body Shop. Nearly every teenager in America drinks Coke or Pepsi, but only a very few own shares in either company or even understand how to buy them. Every student studies American history, but few realize that our country was settled by European colonists financed by public companies in England and Holland—and the basic principles behind public companies haven’t changed in more than three hundred years.

In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476712031
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 301,643
File size: 3 MB

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).
John Rothchild was formerly a financial columnist for Time and Fortune magazines.

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Learn to Earn; A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book's subtitle is 'A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business' and that is exactly what it is. If some of the people above would just read the title on the book they would know what they are getting into. There is no reason to be dissapointed with this book. If you want to begin investing and would like to know what you are getting into... pick this book up today. For those of you that can't read a books title and are already an experienced investor, there are more advanced books on investing to look into...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Look, if you want buy a book that tells you what stocks to buy and exactly what day to buy them then keep looking and e-mail me when you find it. This book is aimed at people who are too afraid to invest because of fear of the unknown. It has an interesting history lesson in it and then goes on to the bare bones basics of business and investing. The book also contains a lesson in deciphering fact sheets.
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