A prominent money manager, Peter Lynch proposes directions in plain words on how to invest in the long term by spending just a quick look on a company's financial statements. He offers advice for discovering "tenbaggers" — stocks that grow tenfold from the initial investment. A few tenbaggers will grow an average stock portfolio into a star performer. Peter Lynch offers guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies. This seminal book has sold over one million copies and was a No.1 bestseller and a classic book of investment know-how.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to the Millennium Edition
Prologue: A Note from Ireland
Introduction: The Advantages of Dumb Money
PART I Preparing to Invest
1 The Making of a Stock Picker
2 The Wall Street Oxymorons
3 Is This Gambling, or What?
4 Passing the Mirror Test
5 Is This a Good Market? Please Don't Ask
PART II Picking Winners
6 Stalking the Tenbagger
7 I've Got It, I've Got It -- What Is It?
8 The Perfect Stock, What a Deal!
9 Stocks I'd Avoid
10 Earnings, Earnings, Earnings
11 The Two-Minute Drill
12 Getting the Facts
13 Some Famous Numbers
14 Rechecking the Story
15 The Final Checklist
PART III The Long-term View
16 Designing a Portfolio
17 The Best Time to Buy and Sell
18 The Twelve Silliest (and Most Dangerous) Things People Say About Stock Prices
20 50,000 Frenchmen Can Be Wrong
Epilogue: Caught with My Pants Up