• One Up On Wall Street

  • By: Peter Lynch
  • Narrated by: Peter Lynch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (3,098 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Peter Lynch, one of the most successful investors of all time, shows you how to use what you already know to make money in the market. You'll discover why smart money is not so smart - and why you may be a better stock picker than the pros, how to follow your hunches and back them up with facts, how to disregard reports on the economy and pick your own time to buy and sell, and how to determine which types of stocks are right for you. Lynch is the former manager of the $9 billion Fidelity Magellan Fund, where he earned investors a $190,000 return on a $10,000 investment.
©1989 Peter Lynch, All Rights Reserved (P)1989 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, Sound Ideas is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division Simon & Schuster Inc.

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"...one of the greatest investors to ever buy stock." (Barron's Financial Weekly)
"All investors would do well to heed this advice." (Wall Street Journal)
"The #1 Money Manager!" (Time)

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Not the complete book

When I purchased this item it didn't clearly mention that this book is a summary only

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Learning a lot.

Lynch gives some great insight into using your life's experineces as an "edge" into finding stocks, and then shows you how to research those stocks, and what to look for before choosing to invest. Finally he shows how to identify when to sell.

I've already listened to this book three times through. Each time I get somthing new from it. It is like drinking from a fire hose. I'm not sure if this is due to the abridgement, or if an unabridged version would take even more useful information and pack it even more densely into this book.

Peter Lynch does an excellent job of narrating his own book. An author narrating his own book can always be hit or miss... Lynch is a hit!

I wish he told about where to find free sources for the detailed stock research he suggests using. I'd hate to spend money on the paid services for my first few small investments, as it'd eat up any potential gains.

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The Audio Book Sucks

How bout this audiobook actually follow what’s written in the actual book. That would be really nice.

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A must read classic

I enjoyed this book, althought I was expecting more advanced concepts (since I am in the investing business). Nevertheless, Peter Lynch does a great job at summarizing his investment perspective in an easy to understand manner. This book is aimed at amateur investors, and is a good place to start if you are interested in investing by yourself. But even for professionnals, I think everyone can learn from Peter Lynch. A must read for everyone interested in the stock market.

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No the full book

Half a review for less than half the audiobook.... awful. Do not buy this audiobook.

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Sound Advice

While a number of the examples he uses are a bit antiquated and the present he is speaking in regards to is 20 years ago, Peter Lynch's advice on the stock market is still quite sound. It would be excellent if he did an updated version for the 21st century, but still overall great advice for beginners needing solid philosophical footing in the stock trade.

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Old cassette recording

The audio is old and you can hear the quality difference between a modern recording. Still glad I got it learned quite a bit

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Enjoyable and informative

This book was what I thought it was going to be. It was easy to understand and Peter makes it enjoyable to learn about. This is high level look at stocks and how to evaluate them. Teaches you how to develop a story for a stock and then what to look for. Would recommend for anyone interested in stock investing.

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It's a damn brochure about the book

Why is this even on Audible? It's pretty much the summary that would be written on the back of the book.

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Invest in what you know

This really proves how investing isn't a professional only thing. Peter Lynch makes it interesting with how he tells his story. This was a lot more attention grabbing then Grahams Intelligent Investor. Looking forward to doing research and applying Lynch's story principles.

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  • Gavin
  • 11-17-09

Some good ideas!

This book is a sequel to Lynch's "Earn and Learn" Where he introduced the basics of the stock market and what the numbers all mean. Here he takes the theory a little further in search of what he calls a "ten bagger" a stock that will return your purchase price 10-fold.

Lynch describes how the average individual can spot things that could take Wall St months if not years to find. He uses a theory similiar to Warren Buffetts "circle of confidence"... only invest in stocks where you have an insight into the business. He uses the example of Dunkin Donuts as his example. He drank the coffee... like it, ate the donuts, liked them and saw more stores opening in the area. This set him out to find more information on the company until he finally invested. This is one of his theories on how the average investor can "beat the street". He states that this type of research is just as good if not better than listening to the analysts and investing in stocks which you have no idea about. He claims investing in stocks in which people know nothing about is something that Wall st. often does to make a quick profit as prices rise on a hot stock. Lynch warns against this due to it's dangers and stockbroker commission, stating it's not feasible for an individual investor.

Lynch admits that this type of investing can certainly be dangerous as it's a speculative investment as opposed to investing into companies with long term history of increasing dividends and increasing profits. Yet some aspects of his theory need more research as they can sometimes glorify the profits but not give a full and clear idea of the risks.

This book is good for giving ideas on how to go about looking for the "10 baggers" as lynch calls them and there certainly have been many people to make money from this type of investment, however, I would suggest that you read some other titles on the subject. Such as " The new buffettology" by Mary Buffett and the "intelligent investor" by Graham

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  • Bus
  • 08-08-15

A classic but is looking dated now

What did you like best about One Up On Wall Street? What did you like least?

This has some valuable advice, but if you have read/listened to similar books you will have heard much of it quoted elsewhere even if it originated from Pete Lynch.This was recorded as a cassette and half way through tells you to turn over the tape.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Up On Wall Street?

Don't waste your time on Contracts and Options.The list of things to look for when choosing a share is useful.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The introduction to each chapter with a different narrator is useful, though the production is dated.

Was One Up On Wall Street worth the listening time?

This is a short book and was over too quickly. Worth a listen but not the best value for using your Audible monthly membership credits.

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  • Shane Monks O Byrne
  • 06-04-19

Packed full of investing advice

This books gives actionable and tangible investing advice for the investor. Fantastic for the beginner and advanced alike. A must read.

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  • l8machine
  • 09-13-21

Not sure who this is for?

This books doesn’t go deep enough in depth of all the risks of investing for beginners. It simplifies things too much in my opinion, creating a false sense of safety for amateur investors.

And it is not insightful enough for experienced investors.

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  • Vibhor Sahay
  • 07-08-21

Timeless wisdom

Great lessons are simple.
This book is full of simple instructions about investing and stock picking. In a world where too much information is available for every thing imaginable, this book remains the north star.

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  • Vikram
  • 10-08-20

highly relevant in today's financial markets

i still find relevant after 25 yesrs!,A true self made person with great common sense

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  • Robert Pearce
  • 07-23-22

Distilled wisdom

Don't let the age of this recording put you off, or the short running time. This is the distilled wisdom of a true stock market expert, delivered with honesty and wit.

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  • theloxleycountryclub
  • 07-17-22

NB Only a Summary

Be aware that this audiobook is a shortened version of the book. 2 hours long.

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  • Guilherme A.
  • 06-30-22

mandatory

if you're into investments, this is absolutely mandatory. plus it's a delightful listening. top 5 on the subject for sure

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-22

Useful information but not the full book

This was the only audio version of the book but it is not complete...it is only a summary of some of the chapters of the original book.
Nonetheless, very useful content, although I would agree with previous reviews that it is somewhat light on the risks involved.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-24-20

Great Insights on Investing

Great quick read on Peter's insights into investing in every day stocks, and beating the Tech analysts.

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  • Mehrad Arashrad
  • 08-21-18

quite short with odd good points.

Very short however odd good points. also quite low audio quality. must be from an older recording.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-18

Great listen

Short and sweet book with lots of valuable information. Very much worth it. A +

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  • Robert
  • 01-13-22

best book to learn share trading for everyone

this book brings a clear and rational approach to investment. it makes investing accessible to everyone interested in learning.

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  • Wayne Wang
  • 09-16-21

good coverage of investing lessons

Very good summary of lessons in investing. A bit dated but lessons are still relevant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

Education! Old school.

Education! Not sensationalised rubbish from someone lying about how successful they are so they can sell you a new program.

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  • Adam
  • 06-01-21

waste of a credit

Very basic infomation. I'm really annoyed that I wasted a credit on downloading this audio book.

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  • Mark C-G
  • 01-20-21

great tips even for todays investors

great tips, a highly recommended read, some dated examples but the concepts are all still relevant.

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  • Chi-Lieng Be
  • 10-13-20

Fantastic Book!

Very logical and sound advice, which is often forgotten in favour of hype and a get rich quick mentality.

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  • A
  • 06-29-20

easy to understand beginners book on shares.

you could say this is the 10 commandments of the shares world. it provides what to do, and not to do.