Published on Dec 20, 2016

In 1994, the legendary investor, Peter Lynch talked about his successful career at the helm of Magelan Fund at National Press Club event to 300 financial writers, just 2 years after he retired at the age of 48.

How I Beat The Market | Peter Lynch
National Press Club. Hotel W; Washington DC on October 7, 1994.

Lynch is arguably the world’s most famous mutual fund manager. Often described as a chameleon, he adapted to whatever investment style worked at the time (growth vs. value).

He was one of the first to uncover hidden gems such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Pier 1 Imports and Taco Bell. People began to criticize Lynch once his fund surpassed $1 billion in assets in the early 1980s, but the fund rose to $13 billion less than seven years later. He admits to taking plenty of risks while managing the Magellan Fund, but he never suffered a losing year.

According to Valueline, “a $10,000 investment into Magellan in 1978 and then adding $100 per month, would add up to over $1 million, in 20 years!” While at the helm of Magellan, Lynch achieved an average annual return of 29% a year.

Also see ‘One Up On Wall Street’, ‘Beating the Street’ and ‘Learn to Earn

Beating the Street

Legendary money manager Peter Lynch explains his own strategies for investing and offers advice for how to pick stocks and mutual funds to assemble a successful investment portfolio.

Develop a Winning Investment Strategy—with Expert Advice from “The Nation’s #1 Money Manager.” Peter Lynch’s “invest in what you know” strategy has made him a household name with investors both big and small.

An important key to investing, Lynch says, is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets. There’s a company behind every stock and a reason companies—and their stocks—perform the way they do. In this book, Peter Lynch shows you how you can become an expert in a company and how you can build a profitable investment portfolio, based on your own experience and insights and on straightforward do-it-yourself research.

In Beating the Street, Lynch for the first time explains how to devise a mutual fund strategy, shows his step-by-step strategies for picking stock, and describes how the individual investor can improve his or her investment performance to rival that of the experts.

There’s no reason the individual investor can’t match wits with the experts, and this book will show you how.