The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
Author: John C. Bogle; read by Thom Pinto
John C. Bogle's The Little Book of Index Investing is a power-packed explanation of why outperforming the market is an investor illusion. Instead, the founder of The Vanguard Group—the man who's been called "the conscience of the investment industry"*—recommends a simple, time-tested investment strategy that can deliver the greatest return to the greatest number of investors: indexing. Why? Investing is a zero-sum game where transaction costs, taxes, poor investment diversification, and poor market-timing (an affliction for most investors) hurts your portfolio more than it helps. Indexing eliminates that hurt. Bottom-line, if you can't be an index, why not invest in one? And you'll be all the happier and richer for it.
In The News
“John C. Bogle...has the mind of an economist and the personality of a preacher.” —The Washington Post
“Bogle is rattling the status quo among the mutual fund titans.” —Fortune