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Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Bogle, John C. (Book - 2010 )
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Offers an analysis of mutual fund investment, discussing the significance of asset allocation, the benefits of simplicity, index funds, tax costs, information technologies, and other investment principles, with updated graphs.

Authors: Bogle, John C.
Statement of Responsibility: John C. Bogle
Title: Common sense on mutual funds
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010
Edition: Fully updated 10th anniversary ed
Characteristics: xxxii, 622 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 607-611) and index
Contents: On investment strategy. On long-term investing : chance and the garden ; On the nature of returns : Occam's razor ; On asset allocation : the riddle of performance attribution ; On simplicity : how to come down to where you ought to be
On investment choices. On indexing : the triumph of experience over hope ; On equity styles : tick-tack-toe ; On bonds : treadmill to oblivion? ; On global investing : acres of diamonds ; On selecting superior funds : the search for the Holy Grail
On investment performance. On reversion to the mean : Sir Isaac Newton's revenge on Wall Street ; On investment relativism : happiness or misery? ; On asset size : nothing fails like success ; On taxes : the message of the parallax ; On time : the fourth dimension
magic or tyranny?
On fund management. On principles : important principles must be inflexible ; On marketing : the message is the medium ; On technology : to what avail? ; On directors : serving two masters ; On structure : the strategic imperative
On spirit. On entrepreneurship : the joy of creating ; On leadership : a sense of purpose ; On human beings : clients and crew
Appendix I. Some thoughts about the current stock market as 2010 begins
Appendix II. Some thoughts about the current stock market as 1999 begins
Subject Headings: Investments Mutual funds
Topical Term: Investments
Mutual funds
LCCN: 2009037064
ISBN: 0470138130
9780470138137
Branch Call Number: 332.6327 B
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Dec 22, 2012
  • csnyderbrown rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, lays out in an easy to read manner his essential "common sense" views on how to successfully use the stock market for financial gain. Sound advice!!

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