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Elements of Investing

ISBN-10: 0470528494
ISBN-13: 9780470528495
Edition: 2010
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Description: The Elements of Investing has a single-minded goal: to teach the principles of investing in the same pared-to-bone manner that Professor William Strunk Jr. once taught composition to students at Harvard, using his classic little book, The Elements  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

The Elements of Investing has a single-minded goal: to teach the principles of investing in the same pared-to-bone manner that Professor William Strunk Jr. once taught composition to students at Harvard, using his classic little book, The Elements of Style. With great daring, Ellis and Malkiel imagined their own Little Red Schoolhouse course in investing for every investor around the world-and then the book. The objective is the bantam weight champion of investing books for individual investors: a 64-page fighting machine, like Rocky, prepared to go toe-to-toe with Benjamin Graham's nemesis, the indominitable Mr. Market. The Elements of Investing hacks away at all the overtrading and overthinking so predominant in the hyperactive thought patterns of the average investor. Malkiel and Ellis offer investors a set of timeless thoughts on how to challenge Mr. Market at his own game, and win by not losing. All the essential rules and principles are dancing here on the head of a pin.

Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics at Princeton University.

CHARLES D. ELLIS is a recognized expert on investment management. For thirty years, he was managing partner of Greenwich Associates, the leading worldwide strategy consultant to the investment industry, where he developed close working relationships with senior executives at most of the major investment firms in the United States, Canada, England, Japan, Germany, and Australia. His other activities have included teaching the investment management course at both the Yale School of Management and Harvard Business School; and chairing the CFA Institute. He currently serves as a Director of Vanguard; advising some of the world's largest Investing institutions; and chairing the investment committees at the Whitehead Institute and Yale University. Among his ten prior books is Winning the Loser's Game. He is one of only ten individuals honored for lifetime contributions to the investment management profession.

Foreword
Introduction
It All Starts with Saving
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?
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
Diversify
Diversify Across Asset Classes
Diversify Across Markets
Diversify Over Time
Rebalance
Avoid Blunders
Overconfidence
Beware of Mr. Market
The Penalty of Timing
More Mistakes
Minimize Costs
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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