John Rothchild

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John Rothchild is a freelance writer specializing in financial matters. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books on finance and investing, and is a former editor of Washington Monthly as well as a former columnist for Time and Fortune.[1]

Rothchild's financial writings include

  • A Fool and His Money: The Odyssey of an Average Investor (1988: Wiley Investment Classics)[2]
  • The Bear Book: Survive and Profit in Ferocious Markets (1998: John Wiley & Sons)[3]
  • Going for Broke: How Robert Campeau Bankrupted the Retail Industry, Jolted the Junk Bond Market, and Brought the Booming 80s to a Crashing Halt (2000: Beard Books)[4]
  • The Davis Dynasty: Fifty Years of Successful Investing on Wall Street (2003: John Wiley & Sons)[5]

With fellow financial author Peter Lynch, Rothchild has written

  • One up on Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market (1989: Published by Simon & Schuster)
  • Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business (1997: John Wiley & Sons)[6]
  • Beating the Street (2003: Simon & Schuster)[7]

Rothchild also assisted Marjory Stoneman Douglas with her autobiography, Voice of the River (2000: Pineapple Press).[8]


Rothchild is father to writer Sascha Rothchild.[citation needed]