The Great Investors: Lessons on Investing from Master Traders (Financial Times Series) by Glen Arnold has a nugget on Peter Lynch, which capitalideasonline posted today. First a little on the book and then an excerpt from Capital Ideas Online…

The Great investors Peter Lynch

The Great Investors is the story of a number of remarkable men: John Templeton, George Soros, Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Philip Fisher, Peter Lynch, Anthony Bolton and John Neff. Whether you’re new to investing, have had success in the markets, or you’re a professional investor or fund manger, you’ll benefit from reading about their proven, and successful, trading philosophies.

The Great Investors will show you how to:

  • Be a business analyst rather than a security analyst
  • Do your homework and develop a broad social, economic and political awareness
  • Control emotion so as not to get swept away by the market
  • Be consistent in your approach, even when you have bad years
  • See the wood for the trees and not over complicate your portfolio
  • Learn from your investing
  • Be self reliant, stand aside from the crowd and follow your own logic
  • Take reasonable risk

The Great investors: Peter Lynch’s advice for investors

In a wonderful book, “The Great Investors” the author, Glen Arnold, writes on Peter Lynch’s advice for investors.

“What advice does Peter Lynch give to investors for the continued profitability of their investment strategy?

Peter Lynch: Know the Facts

Among the criteria Peter Lynch sets out for investing, first and foremost is understanding the chosen companies, and continued monitoring of them. A buy-and-forget policy is asking for trouble; constant attention is required for pursuing a profitable strategy. By learning enough about shares held, the mistake of selling too early can be avoided. It can be very tempting to sell when the value of shares has doubled or trebled, but if the company is in a strong competitive position, and the management is of high quality, there is every possibility that it could be a 10- or even a 20-bagger.

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