Terry Catchpole
April 30, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cookin' Up Profits On Wall Street: A Guide to Common-sense Investing

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

The secret to America’s financial strength and salvation might well be found among 16 ladies, ages 65 to 90, gathered around a table in a room above a bowling alley in rural Illinois. They are the Beardstown Business and Professional Women’s Investment Club, and since 1983 they have seen their portfolio earn big. In this documentary of their success, the women provide detail-rich interviews to inspire others to duplicate their experience. The only flaws: a wordy narration and an overcooked metaphor that compares investing to baking apple pie. Otherwise, Cookin’ Up Profits is the most impressive case for participatory capitalism since Adam Smith bought his first piggy bank. A-

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