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9780684852508

Earn More, Sleep Better : The Index Fund Solution: A Step-by-Step Investment Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780684852508

  • ISBN10:

    0684852500

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-02-16
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Summary

This is likely to be the most important book you will ever read about investing.

Author Biography

Richard E. Evans was a senior vice president at three of the world's largest advertising agencies and a managing director for Ogilvy & Mather in Europe. He has marketed a wide variety of financial products and services for more than twenty years. He currently heads his own consulting firm in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, where he lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13(18)
PART I: INDEX FUNDS VERSUS NON-INDEX FUNDS 31(126)
1. An Unlikely Beginning
31(5)
2. The Emperor Has No Clothes
36(20)
3. Smoke, Mirrors, and Crystal Balls
56(19)
4. What's Performance?
75(16)
5. Fund Returns: Index Versus Non-Index
91(14)
6. Does the Past Predict?
105(10)
7. Why Can't Non-Index Funds Do Better?
115(21)
8. A Noble Invention
136(21)
PART 2: THE FIVE GIANT STEPS TO WEALTH 157(108)
9. Giant Steps 1 and 2: Planning
157(18)
10. Investing for Retirement
175(16)
11. Giant Step 3: Build Your Portfolio
191(19)
12. Giant Step 4: Cut Taxes
210(21)
13. Giant Step 5: Don't Tinker, Don't Wait
231(12)
14. An Update on Index Funds, with Model Index Portfolios
243(22)
Index 265

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