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The Man Named “Investment Tycoon”


“The trick is not to trust your gut feelings,but rather to discipline youself to ignore them.Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company has not changed.”  

                                                                                                   - Peter Lynch:one up on wall street

Past at a Glance

Peter Lynch is one of the most renowned investor and a legendary figure in the investment world. And the one word which gained him such name and fame is nothing but ‘Stock Market Analysis’. Lynch was the former manager of the Magellan Fund at the major investment brokerage Fidelity. He was born in 1944 in Massachusetts. At the age of seven, Lynch‘s father expired and his mother supported the family.

Lynch graduated from Boston College in 1965.In 1968, he did Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton school of Business from the University of Pennsylvania. At the age of 25, and Lynch started his career as a Textiles and Metal Analyst at Fidelity.

Lynch became inclined in the stock market when he was only 11 years old while he overheard a conversation working as a Caddy. One of Lynch’s first successful investments was in an air-freight company called Flying Tiger which helped him pay graduate school. And the journey of stock market analysis of the most successful investor of the millennium inaugurated.

.The major and most significant contribution of Peter Lynch in Investment World is The Magellan Fidelity Fund. It is a U.S domiciled mutual funds from Fidelity. It started in 1963.On 14th January 2008, Fidelity declared that the funds would open for the new investors. In 1977, Lynch took over the Magellan Fund. Magellan Fund was a small Capital appreciation fund created in 1963 that held mostly domestic investments. The success of the funds can be judged by the fact that an investor who put 1000$ into the fund the day Lynch took over would have had 28000$ the day he left. Under his management, the fund returned an average of 29% per year which was one of the greatest managing investment tracks.

The journey of milestone started

Lynch’s philosophy on investment is crystal clear. He believes in investing for the long term and choose the companies whose assets has undervalued. He believes that for successful investment, it’s essential to know a company, its business models and its fundamentals.  Lynch is known for inventing the price-to -earnings growth(PEG) ratio which helps the investors to know whether a stock is inexpensive with its growth potential or not.

Peter Lynch gives 10 best investment tips as follows.

  1. Invest in what you know.
  2. Focus on the company not on the Stocks.
  3. What the stock price does today tomorrow or next week is only a distraction.
  4. Investors should hold their stocks for longer period of time for maximum benefits.
  5. The key factor is not to get frightened by headlines and mongering pundits.
  6. Give a larger span of time and invest in elite business to compound your gains.
  7. Hold your stocks even when company suffers ups and down as when it recovers, the investor get the benefit.
  8. Don’t get to be perfect. Your prediction may be 6 on 10 but it cannot be 9 on 10.
  9. Invest in one big business which change your life instead of many small businesses.
  10. Walk away from the investment when you reach to its peak instead of chasing money again.

It was Lynch’s abyssal ability, observation and judgment of stock market analysis that he could unlock such intricacies of business world so dexterously. 

If he can do, you can do it too

AcelRx PharmaceuticalsTeladoc, and Bristol-Myers Squibb are Peter Lynch’s most favourite of all Stocks.  

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals-

The enterprise AcelRx Pharmaceuticals is headed by George Budwell. Peter Lynch believes in spotting undervalued stocks ahead of the Wall Street crowd and the stocks of Acel Rx Pharmaceuticals is one of them. It is basically a pain killer medication. The medication is used through a single-used, pre-filled applicator. Its target market are patients who cannot take dose neither orally nor intravenously.  AcelRx's incorporates the value of approximately $215 million. This pain relief medication is supposed to give net worth of $1billion. AcelRx's stock, in turn, should be able to produce outstanding gains for beginner’s investors. 

Teladoc-

The company Teladoc runs under the chairmanship of Keith Speigths.Teladoc is kind of online health services where one does not have to visit the doctor in person and get the medication online or over the phone. The prime advantage of the Teladoc Health services imparts is cost savings. This cost-savings angle is a big reason Teladoc has roughly 40% of the Fortune 500 in its customer base. The complete annual growth of this company is 70% over the last 5 years. The Teladoc will be one of the top healthcare stocks to buy in 2019.

Bristol-Myers Squibb-

Bristol-Myers squib is an American pharmaceuticals company in New York City. Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceuticals deals with   therapeutic areas including cancer, HIV AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hepatitis,  arthritis and psychiatric disorders.

Net worth:

Peter Lynch has worked as a vice-chairman of Fidelity firm and earned a heavy amount of money. The net worth of Peter Lynch is over $400 billion.

Creations by Peter Lynch

Lynch has penned two magnum-opus works on investment namely One up on Wall Street (1989) and Beating the Street (1994) and Learn to Earn. He created Lynch Foundation to support education medicines religious organizations and many more.

By Meghna