©1999 John C. Bogle; (P)2000 Penton Overseas, Inc. Published by Penton Overseas, Inc. and Audio Scholar, Inc.
This was not a value purchase and I think that there are far better alternatives. The main take-away is that low cost index funds, properly allocated beat actively managed funds. There is a strong recommendation to avoid international funds, which is a big miss as asset allocation models of today include international investments usually proportional to capitalization. For the price and the content better value can be found elsewhere. That being said, we all owe Bogle gratitude for being an early pioneer in asset allocation and low cost funds.
John Bogle's words are insightful, honest, and life changing if you take them to heart. I fully recommend this book if you want to learn how the real mutual fund industry works and how low costs, low turn-over and the act of long term investing will make you more successful than most your friends or neighbors.
Bogleheads and non-Bogleheads alike will learn a great deal from the creator of index funds.
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