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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. Big Profits)

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Business books are often written by show–offs who want you to know all about their knowledge of the Greek tragedies and dark–coloured birds. My biggest issue with the book is that it pokes a stick at the largest turd in the industry (mutual funds) and then says, "indexing is a heck of a lot better than this. A littler bit repetitive in the first chapters but some very interesting points towards the end about ETFs and (brief) asset allocation. In case you find yourself questioning Bogle, the end of each chapter contains a "Don't Take My Word For It" where well-known investors agree with Bogle on the chapter's topic. To learn how to make index investing work for you, there’s no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C.

Definitely a re-read because it's hard to listen as an audiobook, I'd rather read about ROI %'s than hear them. All used books might have various degrees of writing, highliting and wear and tear and possibly be an ex-library with the usual stickers and stamps. Really it just seems to refer to rich and upper middle class white people who can afford to invest money in the first place. It is only superfluous for those who may have already learned the lessons, bought into the underlying logic.

What several investors and academics—from Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham to Paul Samuelson and Burton Malkiel—have to say about index investing. The book should be a must read for someone who is just making their first steps in the markets though. You’ll also find warnings about investment fads and fashions, including the recent stampede into exchange traded funds and the rise of indexing gimmickry.

What sets this book apart from other investment classics such as the Intelligent Investor, One up on Wall Street, Beat the Street, etc. He convinces the reader beyond doubt that actively managed funds and attempts to make an earning by timing the market always lose out on the long run.there are many approaches to financial success however the author leaves no room for doubt, and does not consider any other method to be valuable in any circumstance.

This new edition of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing offers you the same solid strategy as its predecessor for building your financial future. you learn everything you need to know in the first two chapters everything else is a colossal waste of time.

I think it paints a pretty good picture of how an individual should be investing - all the while re-iterating that his way is not the only way. This strategy is favored by Warren Buffett, who said this about Bogle: "For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds. Rather than listen to their siren songs, investors large and small should instead read Jack Bogle s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing . He had been associated with a predecessor company since 1951, immediately following his graduation from Princeton University, magna cum laude in Economics.

so likelihood of finding a true winner manager AND it she still leading it 30 years later is exceedingly slim. Starting early, and mimicking the market by investing in Index Funds is the best way to ensure that we live a comfortable post-retirement life. I thought it was going to be extremely basic beginners guide and only scratch the surface of the investment world. I would also recommend very strongly Jack's other seminal book, 'Enough': Enough True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by Bogle, John C.Plus, you’d have to wait about 25 years to know who that is, by which time you’ve already missed out! In this latest entry in the Little Book series, Bogle′s gentle prose contains idiot–proof advice for investors at all levels. Over the course of his long career, Bogle—founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the world’s first index mutual fund—has relied primarily on index investing to help Vanguard’s clients build substantial wealth. I am going to pour through several other books but I suspect that there's going to be changes made in my investment philosophy. Dec 2017 I had meeting with my investment advisor, my wife and I left the meeting and we both conferred (on the car ride home) that he seemed not his usual confident self.

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