The Power of Passive Investing: More Wealth with Less Work

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"Rick Ferri has done investors a great favor by collecting in one place the consistently overwhelming evidence that index funds keep beating active funds. The only remaining problem for 'passive' investing is the name. Why don't we all agree on a single change and call indexing success investing?"
—CHARLES D. ELLIS, bestselling author of Winning the Loser's Game and The Elements of Investing

"Indexing wins because indexing must win. The best index funds win simply because they eliminate management fees and sales ...

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Overview

"Rick Ferri has done investors a great favor by collecting in one place the consistently overwhelming evidence that index funds keep beating active funds. The only remaining problem for 'passive' investing is the name. Why don't we all agree on a single change and call indexing success investing?"
—CHARLES D. ELLIS, bestselling author of Winning the Loser's Game and The Elements of Investing

"Indexing wins because indexing must win. The best index funds win simply because they eliminate management fees and sales loads, and minimize operating costs and portfolio turnover and its costs. But Ferri takes us from theory to reality, providing scores of examples and tabulations that prove that very point. I commend it to you."
—JOHN C. BOGLE, founder, The Vanguard Group

"Ferri writes in beautiful, simple language what I have been trying to tell all but the largest institutional investors—to build a diversified portfolio of index funds. I wish I had written the book myself."
—LAURENCE SIEGEL, Research director, Research Foundation of CFA Institute

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470592205
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 648,687
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD A. FERRI is the founder of the investment firm Portfolio Solutions® and a Forbes writer. Portfolio Solutions manages nearly $1 billion in separate accounts for high-net-worth individuals, families, non-profit organizations, and corporate pension plans. Ferri has written or cowritten six investment books, including the Wiley titles The ETF Book and The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning. He earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Rhode Island and a master of science in finance from Walsh College. Ferri is also a CFA Charterholder as designated by the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals. For more information, visit www.RickFerri.com and www.PortfolioSolutions.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I THE ACTIVE VERSUS PASSIVE DEBATE.

Chapter 1 Framing the Debate.

Chapter 2 Early Performance Studies.

Chapter 3 The Birth of Index Funds.

Chapter 4 Advances in Fund Analysis.

Chapter 5 Passive Choices Expand.

Chapter 6 Portfolios of Mutual Funds.

PART II CHASING ALPHA AND CHANGING BEHAVIOR.

Chapter 7 The Futility of Seeking Alpha.

Chapter 8 Active and Passive Asset Allocation.

Chapter 9 Changing Investor Behavior.

PART III THE CASE FOR PASSIVE INVESTING.

Chapter 10 The Passive Management Process.

Chapter 11 The Passive Case for Individual Investors.

Chapter 12 The Passive Case for Charities and Personal Trusts.

Chapter 13 The Passive Case for Pension Funds.

Chapter 14 The Passive Case for Advisors.

Glossary.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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