Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business

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Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain the basic principles of the stock market and business in an investing guide that will enlighten and entertain anyone who is high-school age or older.

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—the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market—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 three hundred years.

In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company 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.

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  • Richard Stephenson

    I would recommend this one - especially to High School young adults. Note: it's a bit behind-the-times, but the philosophies presented are timeless.I was almost turned away once I found out it was wri...

  • Yoga Prakasa

    This book holds sentimental value to me, for it introduced me to the world of investment. A world which, later, not only becomes a personal interest but also a professional one. I started my first inv...

  • Shunnosuke Yelich Kanematsu

    This book is a great for kids to read and understand the concept of investing. In this book, the author is Peter Lynch, who is an investing mastermind. Lynch graduated from Boston College in 1965 with...

  • Shubham Kansal

    This is a great book. It introduced me to the world of investing. It was the first book that I read on investing. Since, the book was written in the early 90s, the examples taken by Mr. Lynch would so...

  • Kelly Rincon

    While this book was not perfect, I'm giving it 4 stars because I think everyone should read it, or at least a book like it. It does a great job as a primer on capitalism, businesses, and the basics of...

  • Walter Spence

    Lots of good stuff in this book, particularly the chapter, "A Short History of Captalism". But since the book came out in 1995, parts of it are now quite outdated (the primary reason I gave it four st...

  • Dio Handoyo

    Great intro book for beginners. Written in layman's terms with some practical items included. Presents a compelling case for capitalism. It would be interesting to see an analysis on how the arguments...

  • Phat Nguyen

    This book provides some amazing information not just about stock and the stock markets, but also about investing in general and the strength and disadvantages of different types of investing options. ...

  • Jorge Rosas

    More like an introduction to the capitalist system and a defence to it, also how to get a share of the fun, but this book was mostly an explanation of economic and social dynamics of the wealth distri...

  • Gloynk

    This is should be the first book for any new investor out there. The book set a stage for investment. It provides fundamental and background that is useful for your further studies. I took out one sta...