Ever wondered how legendary investor Peter Lynch crushed the market for over a decade?

Forget fancy financial jargon. Lynch's secret weapon might surprise you. 

Buckle up, because we're about to unlock the secrets behind his stock-picking magic! Get ready to learn from a legend in a way that'll make you say "Aha!" 

In this blog post, we'll be exploring the secrets of Peter Lynch, a legendary stock picker, based on Frank Cappiello's book "The New Guide to Finding the Next Superstock.

One of the most esteemed fund managers and stock pickers is peter lynch, who supervises the fidelity investment Magellan fund.

How does he do it? What are some of the secrets of his success?

1. He is a great believer in Thomas Edison’s Theory of genius: It’s 99 percent perspiration.

2. According to Lunch, you should not buy a company stock if you wouldn’t buy its products.

3. A third guideline for rewarding stock picking is to buy whenever you see an attractive value, regardless of you’re feeling about the market overall.


He also noted if you try to predict the economy, you are better off concentrating on companies. 

Lynch’s approach is completely focused on individual stocks, not the overall stock market because he believes that it’s very hard to predict the market’s future Behaviour

On holding periods for stocks, Peter’s time horizon is flexible. It’s 1 day to 5 years. His minimum objective is to capture” one-third” moves.


In a recent letter to Magellan Fund Stockholder, he wrote My goal is to outperform the market over the long-term by 5% to 6% annually. 

I have been buying stocks of companies with high-quality operations and excellent prospects that have suffered a sharp price decline. Amazingly about 35 or 40 percent of the stocks he chooses are losers. Usually, the first sign of a loser is that it drops in price. 

At that point(or warning signal) Lynch rechecks with the company; If sales and earnings are still in an uptrend, he’ll buy more. Otherwise, he concludes he’s wrong and sells quickly. But, he will admit, sometimes not quickly enough. 

When to sell(or buy) can be made easier by understanding the company’s business.

-  If you don’t understand the company's business, you can’t make a good investment judgment.

-  Another lesson to be learned from Lynch is to remain in control of your ego and emotions. You should worry, but not to the point where the problems and pressures interfere with your investments.

Finally, Lynch advises investors always to be curious and to try to be conceptual. Visualize the future of a company, potential new products or services, and how the entire combination will develop and grow.

In summary, one of the world’s most successful money managers is saying he is not concerned about whether we’ll have a recession or not, or the near-term direction of the stock market. What he is concerned with is looking for growth companies and special situations at attractive prices

He is prepared for his holdings to go down, in which case he may buy more. In making his decisions, he is always looking ahead 5 to 10 years, not 5 to 10 months.

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