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100 _aLynch, Peter ;
245 _aLearn to earn : a beginner's guide to the basics of investing and business
260 _aNew York :
300 _a272 p. :
_billustrations ;
500 _aIncludes Index.
505 _aIntroduction: The Companies Around Us -- 1. Short History of Capitalism -- 2. Basics of Investing -- 3. Lives of a Company -- 4. Invisible Hands -- Appendix 1: Stockpicking Tools -- Appendix 2: Reading the Numbers -- How to Decipher a Balance Sheet.
520 _a"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." "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."--Jacket.
650 _aInvestments -- United States.
650 _aCorporations -- United States -- Finance.
650 _aCapitalism.
650 _aFinance, Personal.
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