Working Money: Beat The Markets With McNeel And Lynch by James Maccaro
Two viewpoints, both resulting in spectacular gains.
W. McNeel was one of the leading writers about the stock market during the boom years of the 1920s. From
1912 to 1922, he was the financial editor of the respected Boston Herald, and in 1922 he started McNeel’s Financial Service, an early stock market newsletter.
As the bull market of the 1920s got into high gear, investment newsletters became popular and McNeel’s venture prospered. He advertised it as the newsletter for “An Envied Aristocracy of Successful
Investors.” In 1927, McNeel wrote a fascinating summary of the fundamentals of investing titled
Beating The Stock Market, a bestseller that went through many printings. Today, the work provides both insights into the timeless rules of successful investing and valuable historical perspective.