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The Elements of Investing

Easy Lessons for Every Investor, Updated Edition
Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
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In the updated edition of The Elements of Investing, authors Charles Ellis and Burton Malkiel-two of the world's greatest financial thinkers - have again combined their talents to produce a straight-talking book about investing and saving. Written with every investor in mind, this reliable resource will put you on a path towards a lifetime of financial success.

Malkiel and Ellis skillfully focus their message to address the essentials and offer a set of simple, but powerful thoughts on how to avoid Mr. Market and his "loser's game," and instead enjoy the "winner's" approach to investing. All the investment rules and principles you need to succeed are here - with clear advice on how to follow them.

  • Shows you how to focus on the long term instead of following market fluctuations that are likely to lead to costly investing mistakes.
  • Contains investment insights that can carry you all the way to, and through, retirement.
  • Written by Burton G. Malkiel, the bestselling author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and Charles D. Ellis, the best-selling author of Winning the Loser's Game.
©2013 Burton G. Malkiel and Charles D. Ellis (P)2019 Gildan Media

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Very educational

The 2 biggest messages from this book are the importance of Asset allocation and investing in index mutual funds or ETFs. It’s a good reminder that most of us can’t beat the market nor pick managers who can. It inspires us to keep things simple : just invest in a world stock index fund and a world bond index fund at percentages based on age and temperament and rebalance once a year.

The reader has a bit of a condescending tone but eventually I got used to it.