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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 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 300 years.

In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company's 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.

©1996 Peter Lynch and John Rothchild. All rights reserved. (P)1996 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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Great read for someone trying to start investing

This is a great book if you just got into investing or are thinking about getting into investing. But if you've been investing for a while and are so experienced that you even know how options work, then this may not be for you. Basically, it's about how you only want to invest in mutual funds that consists of stocks and not a mix of stocks and bonds, and how some people only go for dividend stocks and how to find them, why you should do your DD before buying stocks, what Morningstar rating is. It's still a good book if you want to give it a shot.

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A must read for investors!

This is a book that should be read by anybody who is interested in the investing world. Often many people are faced with the challenge of understanding what the market is, how it operates and how to make money investing. This guide is a great resource that can easily relate to the average person. It gives a structured overview of where the markets came from, why the markets change, and how to approach investing in the market. Peter Lynch has quite an impressive track record (which lead me to this book in the first place) and his advice was nothing short of informative. This book can be a very useful resource as it stems from the years of his experience. I really enjoyed that the book was read by him. Would highly recommend.

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I loved it

Great book, whatever your age you can learn a lot! I recommend it a 100%

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Great guide to investing

Great guide to investing your money in shares of public companies,and getting your kids to start young.

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  • Charlie
  • 2013-03-19

Good Starter

What about Peter Lynch’s performance did you like?

Peter Lynch was very understandable and clear in what he read. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook and had no trouble understanding what he said.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

The opening story example was one I will remember on the differences on how to see your financial choices, what one should invest in and what is something that shouldn't be worried about. It helped me see that it is possible to save the money up to invest if you look at it at the right angle.

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I felt this was a good eye opener and will help me on my start into my road to investing. One should not just take this book then jump into the market, but it will help you get started on the questions you should use to research and learn more about. My next steps are of course, learning all the different types of investing and which funds I may be more interested in investing with, be it mutual funds or index. There are so many choices and this at least puts many of them on my radar and helped me know what I need to know more about.

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  • Vikas
  • 2018-09-12

2 chapters only

i believe there should be more chapters but only 2 chapters are narrated. there should be more chapters in the audible format.

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  • Tech Pro
  • 2021-10-06

it's ok

not much info. Just story's of history and basic info. Theres no real technical information.

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  • nikki
  • 2021-11-27

Good for basics

Meant for complete beginners who are trying to understand the absolute basics of the markets. Captures concepts that are pretty timeless.

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  • Sublimeload
  • 2021-11-01

Eh.

Expected a lot more. It's 2 chapters long and very basic. Would recommend for children.

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  • Bruce
  • 2021-09-26

Stocks 101, I guess

a well paced lesson that I already knew.
don't be smart, be consistent, or something along those lines

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  • Digitalwealth
  • 2021-07-19

Excellent beginner resource

Easy listen but more importantly a great foundation for anyone wanting to start investing in stocks.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2021-07-15

great breakdown

It breaks down key information for beginners like myself. Great book, would recommend it to beginners

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2020-10-30

great book for beginners

I enjoyed book ... it was easy to comprehend and hear and definitely some good advice I look forward to implementing some of these ideas and techniques

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2020-10-21

Only 2 chapters?

Paid $7 for 2 chapters.. Not really sure what that's all about.. three words remaining