Little Book of Common Sense Investing
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Little Book of Common Sense Investing

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by John C. Bogle, Thom Pinto
     
 

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John C. Bogle's The Little Book of Index Investing is a power-packed explanation of why outperforming the market is an investor illusion. Instead, the founder of The Vanguard Group—the man who's been called "the conscience of the investment industry"*—recommends a simple, time-tested investment strategy that can deliver the greatest return to the

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John C. Bogle's The Little Book of Index Investing is a power-packed explanation of why outperforming the market is an investor illusion. Instead, the founder of The Vanguard Group—the man who's been called "the conscience of the investment industry"*—recommends a simple, time-tested investment strategy that can deliver the greatest return to the greatest number of investors: indexing. Why? Investing is a zero-sum game where transaction costs, taxes, poor investment diversification, and poor market-timing (an affliction for most investors) hurts your portfolio more than it helps. Indexing eliminates that hurt. Bottom-line, if you can't be an index, why not invest in one? And you'll be all the happier and richer for it.
*Time Magazine

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From the Publisher

“John C. Bogle...has the mind of an economist and the personality of a preacher.” —The Washington Post

“Bogle is rattling the status quo among the mutual fund titans.” —Fortune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427201454
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
03/09/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
617,042
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 5.92(h) x 0.49(d)

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John C. Bogle is founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc. and president of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard, one of the two largest mutual-fund organizations in the world, in 1974 and served as Chairman and CEO until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000. Designated by Fortune magazine as one of the investment industry's four "Giants of the 20th Century," in 2004 he was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University, his alma mater, for distinguished achievement in the nation's service. That same year Time magazine named Mr. Bogle one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people.

Thom Pinto has narrated hundreds of documentaries over the past decade for The History Channel, Travel Channel, TLC, and several other cable networks. His audiobook credits include John C. Bogle's The Little Book of Common Sense Investing as well as The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book. He has performed numerous character roles for audiobook adaptations of children's feature films, as well as several Civil War memoirs for Greystone Entertainment. He was a featured voice in the film Zodiac, the animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry.

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Little Book of Common Sense Investing 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book, good buy. This book is relatively small but covers much ground in the promotion of index funds versus any other investment strategy for almost all investors. I understand the book is updated but perhaps slightly inferior to his previous Common Sense on Mutual Funds. This book seems filled almost to overflowing with historical evidence that denounces what appears to be mythical to Bogle: the Alpha. If you had to choose one book on investing then this is probably as good a choice as A Random Walk Down Wall Street although not nearly as comprehensive, it is a quicker read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book to be read as one starts investing at any age. Read it early and have a track to run on that will lead to securing your retirement. Read it again later in you investment life and it will remind you to discount the hype of advertising. It is a book by the best that will focus your investment program and keep it focused. Crookedwood
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After reading paper copy, overall advice is great: don't pay others to manage your retirement savings.
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Investment_Reader More than 1 year ago
This is the best investment book ever written. All investment professionals should read this book, as should anyone with investments. John Bogle, the inventor of the index fund, has proven indexing beats every other option! A good companion to this book is, "The 401(k) Cookbook", which helps individuals implement Bogle's ideas in their own 401k account.
FredSmith More than 1 year ago
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, is one of a series of Little Books. It is written in an informative, but easy to understand style. An excellent book for new stock traders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is a great book. Bogle does a good job of explaining how and why investing isn't difficult. He offers advice on investing that allows those who might be concerned about the arcane ways of the "Street" a way to begin a journey aimed at a successful investing life.