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  • Posted April 13, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Keep It Simple: Knowledge Of And Interest Of Investing Simplified.

    Winning the Loser's Game and A Random Walk Down Wall Street authors team up to write The Elements of Investing. Malkiel and Ellis have written a book less complex than their previous works; however, the result is a simplified form of investment principles such as: Asset Allocation, Market Timing, and Security Selection.
    For a book that is only 176 pages long, the authors do a good job emphazising their points in five different categories:> Save,> Index, >Diversify, >Avoid Blunders,> Keep It Simple.
    The authors don't go into much detail to try to explain each category, but touch in basic finance fundamentals, such as: saving and the power of compounding, taxes, and saving longetivity. The second part, emphasizes their strong opinion about index funds for each asset allocation. Part three focus on diversifying across securities, asset classes, markets, and time horizons. Part four warns investors about common investments mistakes.
    Having been published in 2010, the book is very accurate, and both authors are up to date with their research, and as you read the last part of the book,-Keep it simple- all the pieces fit together. The book has a couple of very nice surprises, I found the Rebalance and Rules of Investing sections simply outstanding.
    The Elements Of Investing by Malkiel and Ellis shows nothing that hasn't been published before, Having said that, don't expect a deep research or study of the market, investment vehicles or asset allocation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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