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"These noted authors have distilled all you need to know about investing into a very small package. The best time to read this book is when you turn eighteen (or maybe thirteen) and every year thereafter."
Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics 1990

"Struggling to find money to save? Befuddled by the bewildering array of investment choices? As you venture into the financial markets for the first time, it's helpful to have a trusted ...

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Overview

Praise for The Elements Of Investing

"These noted authors have distilled all you need to know about investing into a very small package. The best time to read this book is when you turn eighteen (or maybe thirteen) and every year thereafter."
Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics 1990

"Struggling to find money to save? Befuddled by the bewildering array of investment choices? As you venture into the financial markets for the first time, it's helpful to have a trusted guide—and, in Charley Ellis and Burt Malkiel, you have two of the finest."
Jonathan Clements, author of The Little Book of Main Street Money

"No one knows more about investing than Charley Ellis and Burt Malkiel and no one has written a better investment guide. These are the best basic rules of investing by two of the world's greatest financial thinkers."
Consuelo Mack, Anchor and Managing Editor, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470585504
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/4/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 178,094
  • File size: 561 KB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

It All Starts with Saving.

I. Save.

First Do No Harm.

Start Saving Early: Time Is Money.

The Amazing Rule of 72.

Savvy Savings.

Small Savings Tips.

Big Ways to Save.

Let the Government Help You Save.

Own Your Home.

How Do I Catch Up?

II. Index.

Nobody Knows More Than the Market.

The Index Fund Solution.

Don't Some Beat the Market?

Index Bonds.

Index Internationally.

Index Funds Have Big Advantages.

One Warning.

Confession.

III. Diversify.

Diversify Across Asset Classes.

Diversify Across Markets.

Diversify Over Time.

Rebalance.

IV. Avoid Blunders.

Overconfidence.

Beware of Mr. Market.

The Penalty of Timing.

More Mistakes.

Minimize Costs.

V. Keep It Simple.

Review of Basic Rules.

Asset Allocation.

Asset Allocation Ranges.

Investing in Retirement.

KISS Investing

A Super Simple Summary.

Appendix: Save on Taxes Legally.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

Roth IRAs.

Pension Plans.

Tax-Advantaged Saving for Education.

Recommended Reading.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Index.

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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.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Elements of Investing

    Best, Plain language, Understandable, of any investing book I have ever read.
    Gave copies to my sons.

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