Common Sense on Mutual Funds

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/2/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley

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John C. Bogle shares his extensive insights on investing in mutual funds. Since the first edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was published in 1999, much has changed, and no one is more aware of this than mutual fund pioneer John Bogle. Now, in this completely updated Second Edition, Bogle returns to take another critical look at the mutual fund industry and help investors navigate their way through the staggering array of investment alternatives that are available to them. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource examines the fundamentals of mutual fund investing in today's turbulent market environment and offers timeless advice in building an investment portfolio. Along the way, Bogle shows you how simplicity and common sense invariably trump costly complexity, and how a low cost, broadly diversified portfolio is virtually assured of outperforming the vast majority of Wall Street professionals over the long-term. Written by respected mutual fund industry legend John C. Bogle * Discusses the timeless fundamentals of investing that apply in any type of market * Reflects on the structural and regulatory changes in the mutual fund industry. Other titles by Bogle: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing and Enough. Securing your financial future has never seemed more difficult, but you'll be a better investor for having read the Second Edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds.

Author Biography

John C. Bogle is founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group and President of its Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as chairman and chief executive officer until 1996 and senior chairman until 2000. In 1999, Fortune magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the four "Investment Giants" of the twentieth century; in 2004, Time named him one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people; and Institutional Investor presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Bogle is also the author of Enough. and The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, both published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Foreword for the 10th Anniversary Editionp. ix
Foreword for the Original Editionp. xiii
Preface to the 10th Anniversary Editionp. xv
Preface to the Original Editionp. xix
Acknowledgments for the 10th Anniversary Editionp. xxvii
Acknowledgments for the Original Editionp. xxix
About the Authorp. xxxi
On Investment Strategyp. 1
On Long-Term Investingp. 3
Chance and the Garden
On the Nature of Returnsp. 45
Occam's Razor
On Asset Allocationp. 77
The Riddle of Performance Attribution
On Simplicityp. 109
How to Come Down to Where You Ought to Be
On Investment Choicesp. 143
On Indexingp. 145
The Triumph of Experience over Hope
On Equity Stylesp. 191
On Bondsp. 217
Treadmill to Oblivion?
On Global Investingp. 251
Acres of Diamonds
On Selecting Superior Fundsp. 277
The Search for the Holy Grail
On Investment Performancep. 303
On Reversion to the Meanp. 305
Sir Isaac Newton's Revenge on Wall Street
On Investment Relativismp. 329
Happiness or Misery?
On Asset Sizep. 347
Nothing Fails Like Success
On Taxesp. 373
The Message of the Parallax
On Timep. 401
The Fourth Dimension-Magic or Tyranny?
On fund Managementp. 423
On Principlesp. 425
Important Principles Must Be Inflexible
On Marketingp. 445
The Message Is the Medium
On Technologyp. 465
To What Avail?
On Directorsp. 483
Serving Two Masters
On Structurep. 503
The Strategic Imperative
On Spiritp. 533
On Entrepreneurshipp. 535
The Joy of Creating
On Leadershipp. 549
A Sense of Purpose
On Human Beingsp. 567
Clients and Crew
Afterwordp. 585
Some Thoughts about the Current Stock Market as 2010 Beginsp. 591
Some Thoughts about the Current Stock Market as 1999 Beginsp. 599
Notesp. 607
Indexp. 615
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