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Beating the Street


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Preface to the Trade Paperback Edition

Introduction: Escape from Bondage

One: The Miracle of St. Agnes

Two: The Weekend Worrier

Three: A Tour of the Fund House

Four: Managing Magellan: The Early Years

Five: Magellan: The Middle Years

Six: Magellan: The Later Years

Seven: Art, Science, and Legwork

Eight: Shopping for Stocks: The Retail Sector

Nine: Prospecting in Bad News: How the "Collapse" in Real Estate Led Me to Pier 1, Sunbelt Nursery, and General Host

Ten: My Close Shave at Supercuts

Eleven: Blossoms in the Desert: Great Companies in Lousy Industries

Twelve: It's a Wonderful Buy

Thirteen: A Closer Look at the S&Ls

Fourteen: Master Limited Partnerships: A Deal with a Yield

Fifteen: The Cyclicals: What Goes Around Comes Around

Sixteen: Nukes in Distress: CMS Energy

Seventeen: Uncle Sam'a Garage Sale: Allied Capital II

Eighteen: My Fannie Mae Diary

Nineteen: Treasure in the Backyard: The Colonial Group of Mutual Funds

Twenty: The Restaurant Stocks: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Twenty-One: The Six-Month Checkup

25 Golden Rules



About the Author

Peter Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 to 1990 when it was one of the most successful mutual-funds of all time. He then became a vice chairman at Fidelity and more recently has become a prominent philanthropist particularly active in the Boston area. His books include One Up on Wall Street, Beating the Street, and Learn to Earn (all written with John Rothchild).

John Rothchild was formerly a financial columnist for Time and Fortune magazines.

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