Hello, flocks! I hope everything is going well for you. Readinghabit.net is back after a little break, this time with a fantastic book on investing. You must first read this book if you want to begin investing in the stock market. A masterclass was written by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild. Let's get right to the author's description without wasting any time.
Author description: Peter Lynch, an American investor, was a mutual fund manager. His mutual funds were so well-known that they provided a return of around 29%, more than double that of the S & P 500. John Rothchild was a freelance writer. He wrote many books with Peter Lynch, like once upon Wall Street and Beating the streets.
This book includes only four chapters and roughly 250 pages, but it is so engaging to read that I believe you can finish it in one week if you sit for an hour at least once a day. You'll learn a lot about how the stock market used to work and what stocks people used to buy back then. There is a lot to learn in the stock market, from how you make mistakes to how to learn from them.
Quote: " It's not just how much money you make that will determine your future prosperity. It's how much of the money you put to work by saving it & investing it "
Chapter 1: A short history of capitalism
The first chapter will teach you about the history of the stock market and how it came to be. Did you know that the first buying stocks began in Amsterdam right across the bridge from the Amstel River. People used to buy United Dutch East Indian Company stock. This corporation used to send a ship to India to supply spices and other goods to Europe during the time.
Most of the lessons in the first chapter will be about history, and you may find some of them boring, but I believe some of them will be enjoyable.
Chapter 2: The basics of investing.
Starting with this chapter, you'll begin to learn about stocks and mutual funds. Peter Lynch examines the different advantages and disadvantages forms of investments.
Savings accounts: He describes savings accounts as "short-term investments" in this section. One of the most significant disadvantages is that they pay you a low rate of interest that does not keep up with inflation.
"The problem with leaving money in the bank or savings. The money is safe in the short run because it's insured against loss, but in the long run, it's likely to lose ground against taxes & inflation"
Collectables: Antique cars, stamps, old coins, and dolls are all examples of collectables. When you invest in such things, you hope to be able to sell them at a profit later. There are two possible causes for this: As these items age, they become more desired, and people are prepared to pay higher amounts for them. Inflation reduces the purchasing power of money, causing prices to rise across the board.
Investing in things has the disadvantage of being lost, stolen, twisted, or destroyed by fire, water, wind, or, in the case of antique furniture, termites. Some of this is covered by insurance, but it is costly.
House: The most profitable purchase most individuals ever make is buying a house or an apartment. In comparison to other sorts of investments, owning a home has two significant advantages. You can live there while you wait for prices to rise, and you can purchase it with borrowed funds.
Bonds: Bonds are essentially a loan to the corporation when they require it. They will pay you interest until the maturity date, but it will not be enough to keep up with inflation. Furthermore, bond token money can be quite large at times, thus I believe it is not worthwhile to invest in bonds.
Stocks: Outside of a home, stocks are likely to be your best investment. When you purchase a bond, you are essentially making a loan, whereas when you purchase a stock, you are purchasing a piece of a firm. A stock investment does not require you to be a millionaire or even a billionaire.
Some may believe that investing in stocks is extremely risky. Yes, there is a risk to investing in stock when you are not investing for the long term, or when you buy a company's shares without knowing the company's financial background, or when you acquire the stock at a very high price.
Mutual funds: You probably also know that buying a share is the best alternative for investing and that we must hold it for a long time. However, reading the financial accounts of a corporation can take a long time. To be honest, I find reading boring at times, but once you learn how to analyse a business, you will fall in love with it. If you don't have time to accomplish all of these things, the ideal alternative is a mutual fund, where your money is pooled with that of many other people. The entire situation is turned over to the fund manager's expertise.
Another benefit of a mutual fund is that it has management who oversees everything. It's a multi-company investment strategy.
3 & 4 chapters: The lives of a company & the invisible hands.
You will study how firms are established and what their products are in the last two chapters. Angel investors and venture capitalists will also be discussed. This chapter will teach you why the company goes public, why they need to do so, and how they go about doing it.
The company's establishment is the subject of the final chapter. You'll learn how the well-known company got its start and how it grew to be so large and interesting.
I hope you enjoy your time spent reading this blog. One thing I took away from this book is that the best way to gain an advantage is to start investing early in life and create the habit of investing every month.
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