Books on Stock Market Basics
If you are a novice the the stock market, this section deals with the fundamentals of successfully investing for the long term.
Understanding Wall Street
Over the past quarter century, Understanding Wall Street has helped investors at every level understand exactly how the stock market works, and how they can build strong portfolios while limiting their exposure to risk. Now completely updated to help investors prosper in the new, no-limits market environment, the "little green book" includes: Two all-new chapters, updated charts and graphs, and nearly 40 percent updated, revised, or new material. Strategies for uncovering valuable investment information on the Internet. Analysis and explanation of the recent market crash, and how to avoid similar disasters
One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market
Learn elementary fundamental analysis and Lynch’s "bottoms-up, visit your local mall" investing method from the famed Fidelity Magellan mutual fund manager. The authors argue that average investors can beat Wall Street professionals by using the information gleaned from everyday life. "Investors will be able to put the shrewd insights presented to good use". Not only does Peter Lynch give a run down of how he invests, but he uses a sensible approach while investing. He examines how to analyze a company, its operations, its financial statements and various other important factors when making an investment decision.
Beating the Street
Until retiring in 1990, Lynch ( One Up on Wall Street ) was manager of the spectacularly successful Fidelity Magellan Fund. Here he recalls with self-deprecating humor and disarming candor how he went about choosing winning stocks (and missing a few) for the $12 billion fund, which, during one five-year period in the 1980s, earned investors a 300% return. Lynch strongly favors stocks over other investment vehicles but insists that "investigative" research into a corporation's prospects, including credit checks and visits to the firm's installations, is essential. "Focus on companies, not the stocks," he stresses, adding that on this basis limited partnerships, banks and even S & Ls can be sound investments.
Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business
Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain what's not normally taught in high school —how the stock market helps you and how it helps the country. By understanding how and why the stock market works when you buy a share of a company or purchase a mutual fund, you can make informed —and profitable —decisions. Whether you're saving for college, a house, a trip, or retirement, there is no better method to secure a sound financial future than to invest. Young or old, there is no better time to start investing than now.