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What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know: How You Can Build Real Wealth Investing in Index Funds

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2005

    Best Investment book I have read.

    After reading at least 100 books on investing, I have to say Larry's book tells it like it is. I think this should be mandatory reading for every high school student. This book will convince them and teach them the way to financial independence without wasting their time and money with actively managed mutual funds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2001

    Very disappointing

    This book was recommended to me by a couple of people. I am fairly new to the investing world, and maybe this is what explains my disappointment. I wanted some advice about index funds, but this book just gives you a bunch of boring statistics over and over and over. Not a good read at all. It just was not what I expected and I really wish I would have saved my $25.00. I should have invested it and not wasted my money on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2001

    Premiere investment advice.

    Larry Swedroe picks up the threads from his first book to shed light on the misinformation disseminated by the Wall Street Establishment. The facts supporting his arguments in favor of passive management are impressive, as are those which he uses to explode the Wall Street mythology so touted by today's media. Entertaining and informative, the book utlimately provides the framework for the individual investor to personally tailor his portfolio for maximum return. An absolute must-read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2001

    Swedroe book is a 'winning game' tutorial...

    Mr. Swedroe has written an insightful, informative, and entertaining tutorial on his common sense approach to investing. Written in easy to understand terms for the stock market neophyte, but with enough depth, detail, and understanding to hold the attention of the seasoned Wall Street trader as well. This book would be a great investment to lead you to even greater ones!

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