Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors (2013)

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This 2013 revised edition of Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors provides new data, updated charts and additional information on index funds investing. This book  reveals the potential land mines and pitfalls of active investing and educates readers on the benefits of passive investing with index funds. Hebner's book details the possible perils associated with stock picking, mutual fund manager picking, market timing, and other wealth depleting behaviors. This 12-Step Program...
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Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors

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Overview


This 2013 revised edition of Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors provides new data, updated charts and additional information on index funds investing. This book  reveals the potential land mines and pitfalls of active investing and educates readers on the benefits of passive investing with index funds. Hebner's book details the possible perils associated with stock picking, mutual fund manager picking, market timing, and other wealth depleting behaviors. This 12-Step Program teaches the differences between active and passive investing, explains the emotional triggers that impact investment decisions, and offers an enlightening education on science-based investing that may forever change the way an investor perceives the stock market. Hebner sets forth a sound strategy that involves risk-appropriate investing that may empower investors to lead a more profitable and relaxed life.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Hebner gives us good advice presented in a very appealing manner. Index Funds remains one of the most valuable investment guides available."
--Burton Malkiel, Ph,D., Professor of Economics, Princeton University and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street

"It is really beautiful and really well done. I plan to use it as a reference guide."
--David Booth, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc., Benefactor of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

"... as the book documents so well, a foolish attempt to beat the market and get rich quickly will make one’s broker rich and oneself much less so."
--Harry Markowitz, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor of Economics at the University of California at San Diego, Rady School of Management

"This book is WONDERFUL!"
--Theodore Aaronson, Founder of Aaronson Johnson Ortiz, Institutional Investment Manager

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976802341
  • Publisher: Index Funds Advisors, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 422,470
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Mark T. Hebner is the founder and president of Index Funds Advisors, Inc., author of ifa.com, and the book Index Funds: The 12-Step Program for Active Investors. That original book received praise from the financial industry and academic legends, including John Bogle, David Booth, Harry Markowitz, Burton Malkiel, and Paul Samuelson. This is a condensed and updated version of that book. Mark is considered a leading author, speaker, and Internet provider of investing education. He is especially knowledgeable about the superiority of index mutual funds, as well as the research indexes designed by financial economists. He earned an MBA at the University of California, Irvine.
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