Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor

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John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of  Investment Companies, has built a $100 billion  mutual fund company on principles of candor, fairness,  and low cost. The most outspoken critic of the  mutual fund industry, Bogle speaks to the serious  mutual fund investor, both novice and seasoned, in  this straightforward assessment of an industry Bogle  himself helped revolutionize. Here he offers the  essential principles of canny ...
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Overview

John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group of  Investment Companies, has built a $100 billion  mutual fund company on principles of candor, fairness,  and low cost. The most outspoken critic of the  mutual fund industry, Bogle speaks to the serious  mutual fund investor, both novice and seasoned, in  this straightforward assessment of an industry Bogle  himself helped revolutionize. Here he offers the  essential principles of canny mutual fund  investing, as well as caveats to protect the investor.  Readers will learn how to: Ask three critical  questions before investing. Evaluate risk tolerance and  design a portfolio to meet current financial  objectives. Develop a diversified portfolio of equity  funds, bonds, and money market funds that will  weather the market's short term variations. Apply  Bogle's eight model portfolios to achieve their own  financial goals. Always find themselves in a winning  money market fund. Protect themselves from  inflation Use index funds to effectively balance  risk/return. Anyone who is serious about mutual funds can  apply the dynamic investment principles of  Bogle On Mutual Funds to establish a  winning, long-term investment portfolio.

Move over, Peter Lynch! Now the founder and CEO of a $100 million mutual fund company presents personal and expert financial advice and sets the benchmark for all how-to-invest books. Anyone who is serious about mutual funds can apply Bogle's dynamic investment principles to establish a winning, long-term investment portfolio.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Bogle  is rattling the status quo among the mutual fund  titans." -- Fortune
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this awesome overview of investment company products and services, Bogle, founder and CEO of the $110-billion Vanguard group of funds, demonstrates that ``the abundance of information available about mutual funds is . . . overwhelming.'' Among the minute details included, Bogle tells not only how to improve your backhand, as it were, but how to get the best grass or clay for the tennis court. Fund categories past and present--index, international, income, growth, industry-specialized electronic, health, long- and short-term bond U.S., corporate, ``junk'', along with sales charges pro and con Vanguard has none, high-low expense ratios, management track records and tax considerations--all are dissected to the ultimate percentile in relation to investor objectives and an inconstant economic climate. There is certainly something here for everyone, but in the aggregate the author reaches beyond the needs and possibly the comprehension of readers not engaged in the investment business. 70,000 first printing; first serial to Money; Fortune Book Club main selecton. Oct.
Library Journal
Bogle, chairman and CEO of the $110 billion Vanguard Group of mutual funds, thoroughly discusses the risks and rewards of investing in mutual funds. He explains how to select among the four basic categories of funds: common stock, bond, money market, and balanced. He argues convincingly that a passively managed ``index fund'' costs less and is more reliable than a fund managed by someone making weighted bets on individual securities, sectors, and the economy. This message is similar to that found in Burton Malkiel's classic The Random Walk Down Wall Street LJ 6/1/90. Bogle, long the mutual fund industry's loudest critic, denounces its misleading advertising, mediocre performance, and selfishness. Sprinkled throughout the text are ``caveat emptor'' boxes that warn readers of the hidden pitfalls of mutual fund investing. Strongly recommended for public library collections.-- Robert Kruthoffer, Lane P.L., Hamilton, Ohio
Booknews
A candid, straightforward assessment of the mutual fund industry authored by the founder of The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies--a heavy hitter in the mutual fund business. Bogle explains the basic principles and subtle nuances of mutual fund investing while exposing the hype and fads that often lure investors into unwise decisions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440506829
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 309,685
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

John Bogle (Valley Forge, PA) is founder and former chief executive of The Vanguard Group, the world's largest no-load mutual fund company, with more than $500 billion in assets owned by 12 million shareholders. In 1999, Fortune named Mr. Bogle one of the four financial giants of the 20th century, and Princeton University, his alma mater, awarded him its coveted Woodrow Wilson Award. His first book, Bogle on Mutual Funds, has sold over a quarter-million copies in hardcover and paperback.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Building Blocks.The Rewards of Investing.The Risks of Investing.Mutual Funds.Part II: How to Select a Common Stock Mutual Fun.How to Select a Bond Mutual Fund.How to Select a Money Market Fund.How to Select a Balanced Mutual Fund.Where to Get Mutual Fund Information.Part III: New Perspectives on Three Key Issues.Index Funds.Mutual Fund Costs.Taxes and Mutual Funds.Part IV: Practical Application of Investment Principles.The Allocation of Investment Assets.Mutual Fund Model Portfolios.A Mandate for Fund Shareholders
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