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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Good core advice in an easy to consume scale. - Goodreads
Even the title tells you it will be easy to read. - Goodreads
I'll definitely be taking their advice on with me. - Goodreads

Review: The Elements of Investing: Easy Lessons for Every Investor

User Review  - David - Goodreads

This is a good short overview of the basics, as the subtitle "Easy Lessons" implies. It's a good starting point for a young adult. However, if you already know the basics, you are unlikely to learn ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

Good core advice in an easy to consume scale. Not as entertaining as Andrew Tobias, but very parallel advice. Most folks should consider this kind of self study a core priority. Worth the very modest effort. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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

Charles D. Ellis is a consultant to large public and private institutional investors. He was for three decades managing partner of Greenwich Associates, the international business strategy consulting firm. He serves as Chair of Whitehead Institute and as a director of Vanguard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has taught investing at both Harvard and Yale and is the author of 15 books, including the bestselling Winning the Loser's Game.

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