The Elements of Investing

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John Wiley & Sons, 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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Same advice as thousands of other such books: Buy low-fee, index mutual funds. But at least they get to the point in a few less pages than some other tomes. Read full review

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I have been wanting to educate myself more on investing (I really would like to retire before 65, more time to read: -) ) and this book is a great starting point for grasping the basics. The material ... Read full review

Contents

SAVE
NOBODY KNOWS MORE THAN THE MARKET
INDEX INTERNATIONALLY
AVOID BLUNDERS
KEEP IT SIMPLE REVIEW OF BASICRULES ASSET ALLOCATION ASSET ALLOCATION RANGES
KISS INVESTING
RECOMMENDED READING
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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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