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9780671891633 / 0671891634

Beating the Street

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Publisher:Simon & Schuster

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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During the thirteen years Peter Lynch was the manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund until his retirement in 1990, Magellan was the top-ranked general equity mutual fund. An investment of $1,000 in Magellan in 1977 was worth $28,000 in 1990. Time called Lynch the nation's "#1 money manager." Now Peter Lynch shows investors how he puts his investing philosophy and techniques into action as he takes readers step-by-step through the process of selecting the stocks he recommended at the 1992 Barron's Roundtable. (And he describes how he followed these companies through most of the year to see how their stories unfolded and tells us whether, at the end of nine months, he recommended the reader buy, sell, or hold the stocks.). Lynch also examines his years at the Magellan Fund, analyzing the reasons why he outperformed all other fund managers. He discloses that it was a small number of major success stories ("10-baggers") that were the principal reason for the fund's superior record. He draws a lesson for the average investor: there are good companies looking for investors, and it takes only one or two good companies a decade to turn a portfolio from an average performer into a winner. Finally, in what may be the most valuable section of the book, Lynch offers advice on devising a mutual-fund strategy. Not surprisingly, he believes that the key to any mutual-fund portfolio is stocks, not bonds, and he recommends a mix of growth funds, value funds, and blue-chip funds. He explains how to adjust new investments among these different types of funds. Beating the Street also tells the wonderful story of a group of seventh graders who, following Lynch's advice to invest in what they knew,outperformed nearly every fund manager on Wall Street.

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