John Bogle - founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group and creator of the first index mutual fund - is an industry pioneer. Over the years, he has single-handedly transformed the mutual fund business, and today, his vision continues to inspire investors .It has been over a decade since the original edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was first published. While much has changed during this time, the importance of investing and the issues addressed in the original edition of this book have not. Now, in the Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds, Bogle returns to update his in-depth look at mutual funds and the business of investing - helping you navigate through the staggering array of investment options found in today's evolving investment landscape.
Timely and timeless, this important audiobook examines the fundamentals of mutual fund investing in turbulent market environments and offers valuable guidance for building an investment portfolio. Along the way, Bogle shows you that simplicity and common sense still trump costly complexity, and that a low cost, broadly diversified portfolio continues to be the best way to build wealth at the lowest cost and risk - and will almost always outperform more expensive, actively managed mutual funds.Throughout, Bogle skillfully presents a platform for intelligent investing as he analyzes costs, exposes tax inefficiencies, and warns of the mutual fund industry's conflicting interests.
Emphasizing long-term investing and asset allocation, Bogle offers sensible solutions to the fund selection process and reveals what it will take to make it in today's chaotic market. Securing your financial future has never seemed more difficult, but after listening to this revised and updated edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds, you will become a better investor. From stock and bond funds to global investing and index funds, this audiobook will help you regain your financial footing and make more informed investment decisions.
©2010 John C. Bogle (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC
"The only thing better than Bogle's original book is its improved revision. Bon appetit!" (Paul A. Samuelson, Nobel Laureate, Economics)
"Were I allowed to recommend only one investment volume to friends and family, the updated edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds would be it - it is even better than the first edition was ten years ago." (William J. Bernstein, author of The Investor's Manifesto, A Splendid Exchange, The Birth of Plenty, and The Four Pillars of Investing)
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"Way long to make the point"
I will save you hours of time. Invest in the S&P500 and not mutual funds or individual stocks. Fees much lower and you will end up with more money in the end as long as you are a long term investor. Don't be a short term investor. Don't buy anything with a 12-b fee charged on it. Vanguard funds are the best. I just saved you 20 hours. You're welcome.
"This book not intended for audio format"
Yes. I found the material itself very interesting and relavant. I had been looking for a book on mutual funds and this filled that need.
This book doesn't lend itself to "memorable moments" since it's primarily educational material.
Scott's performance was good. There was, however, one chapter which he DIDN'T read. I don't know who did, but that one chapter was horrible.
This book doesn't lend itself to sparking a response since it's primarily educational material.
Although I thoroughly enjoyed the material, this book doesn't translate into audio format at all. Imagine listening to a math or physics book. There are just too many tables, charts and other data that fit well in written form, but are not suited to having them read to you. I need to SEE the tables and charts in order to best understand them.
"make some money buy this book."
Can be a bit technical, but stick with it... it is worth the knowledge.
"Even more perfect with the book"
The is very insightful & informative, highly recommended for both whom want to understand the financial markets & general trading wisdom, or those whom want to learn how the mutual funds business works. Moreover, you will sure learn how to invest in the best funds.
The only thing I faced difficulties with, is unseen charts in audiobook, which is solved by buying the book.
""A Classic Book on Investing""
Yes. It may be the best practical book on equity investing ever written. Simple and precise, it lays out the case for passive investing in a way that will change your thinking about mutual funds forever.
No other books really compare in content. Although there are parallels in "Fooled by Randomness", and many of Warren Buffet's books espouse the benefits of Indexing.
John Bogle may be the most influential and honest voice in the investment world. His creation of the world's first Index Fund (Vanguard Index 500) and the subsequent rejection of it by almost everyone, is a great example of how many new ideas are not initially seen for their greatness or truth. Standing the test of time, Bogle's Vanguard Index Funds have beaten the majority of professional (active) money managers. My biggest take-aways from this book are "don't look for the needle, buy the haystack", "reversion to the mean", "most untrained investors can beat well-trained investment professionals by investing in a low-cost index fund" and "active equity mutual funds take a significant portion of an investor's risk premium through fees and expenses, created by excessive portfolio turnover, taxes and 12-b1 fees". This book is a "must read" for anyone trying to build an investment portolio.
"Simplicity, Common Sense & Patience"
How refreshing to be inhale the rear air of common sense, reason and rational thinking especially in the context of investing for the future. Very few other authors extol the virtues of principle, fairness and full disclosure as Mr. John C. Bogle.
Thank you sir.
"A solid way to look at funds"
The book is full of great insight into looking at mutual funds differently, that being said the reader is very monotone which for a 20 hour long book makes it extremely difficult to listen to on long rides in the car I would highly recommend the book to anyone though as the information is pretty solid.
he drug on with topics on with Topics for way too long. Use a thousand words 15 would have done just fine
"Essential for the modern investor"
Mr. Bogle yet again provides incredibly straightforward advice for the modern investor as he sheds light on the hidden dark sides of the investment industry. Critical information for any modern investor.
"Must read on investing!"
It's a bit long and heavy but the words are wise and true. Index funds are the best. Vanguard
"A phenomenal book"
An excellent piece of art about financial and investment funds. I had no clue about that kind of area. Thanks to this fantastic book I not only got loads of valuable information but especially the way It might be done. Thank you
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