The Elements of Investing

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-14
  • Publisher: Wiley

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A timeless, easy-to-read guide on life-long investment principles that can help any investor succeed 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 penned this book. The Elements of Investing hacks away at all the overtrading and over thinking so predominant in the hyperactive thought patterns of the average investor. Malkiel and Ellis offer investors a set of simple but powerful thoughts on how to challenge Mr. Market at his own game, and win by not losing. All the need-to-know rules and investment principles can be found here. * Contains sound investment advice and simple principles of investing from two of the most respected individuals in the investment world * Burton G. Malkiel is the bestselling author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street and Charles D. Ellis is the bestselling author of Winning the Loser's Game * Shows how to deal with an investor's own worst enemies: fear and greed. A disciplined approach to investing, complemented by conviction, is all you need to succeed. This timely guide will help you develop these skills and make the most of your time in today's market.

Author Biography

Burton G. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics at Princeton University and the author of the bestselling A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Malkiel has served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, as Dean of the Yale School of Management, as Chair of Princeton's Economics Department, and as a director of major corporations.

Charles D. Ellis is a consultant to large public and private institutional investors. He was for three decades managing partner of Greenwich Associates, the international business strategy consulting firm. He serves as Chair of Whitehead Institute and as a director of Vanguard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has taught investing at both Harvard and Yale and is the author of 15 books, including the bestselling Winning the Loser's Game.

Table of Contents

It All Starts with Saving
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?
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
Diversify Across Asset Classes
Diversify Across Markets
Diversify Over Time
Avoid Blunders
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
About the Authors
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