The Elements of Investing

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Wiley, Dec 4, 2009 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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A timeless, easy-to-read guide on life-long investment principles that can help any investor succeed

The Elements of Investing has a single-minded goal: to teach the principles of investing in the same pared-to-bone manner that Professor William Strunk Jr. once taught composition to students at Harvard, using his classic little book, The Elements of Style. With great daring, Ellis and Malkiel imagined their own Little Red Schoolhouse course in investing for every investor around the world-and then penned this book.

The Elements of Investing hacks away at all the overtrading and over thinking so predominant in the hyperactive thought patterns of the average investor. Malkiel and Ellis offer investors a set of simple but powerful thoughts on how to challenge Mr. Market at his own game, and win by not losing. All the need-to-know rules and investment principles can be found here.

  • Contains sound investment advice and simple principles of investing from two of the most respected individuals in the investment world
  • Burton G. Malkiel is the bestselling author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street and Charles D. Ellis is the bestselling author of Winning the Loser's Game
  • Shows how to deal with an investor's own worst enemies: fear and greed

A disciplined approach to investing, complemented by conviction, is all you need to succeed. This timely guide will help you develop these skills and make the most of your time in today's market.

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User Review  - Kit Pang - Goodreads

Quick and to the point. "Best friends of any investor" -Diversification -Rebalancing -Dollar-Cost Averaging -Indexing Read full review

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User Review  - Sharath - Goodreads

A clear and simple book. It emphasizes basic principles and also provides sufficient practical details about which funds to invest in. On the latter, I am not an expert but feel the authors present a balanced portfolio without attempting to promote any specific financial company. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professorof Economics at Princeton University and the author of thebestselling A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Malkiel hasserved on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, as Dean ofthe Yale School of Management, as Chair of Princeton's EconomicsDepartment, and as a director of major corporations.

Charles D. Ellis is a consultant to large public andprivate institutional investors. He was for three decades managingpartner of Greenwich Associates, the international businessstrategy consulting firm. He serves as Chair of Whitehead Instituteand as a director of Vanguard and the Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation. He has taught investing at both Harvard and Yale and isthe author of 15 books, including the bestselling Winning theLoser's Game.

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