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The Elements of Investing | [Burton G Malkiel, Charles D Ellis]

The Elements of Investing

A disciplined approach to investing, complemented by understanding is all you need to enjoy success. This practical guide explains what you really need to know and puts you on the right course for long-term success through all kinds of markets.
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Publisher's Summary

In his classic book The Elements of Style, Professor William Strunk Jr. whittled down the art of powerful writing to a few basic rules. Forty years later, E.B. White initiated a revision, and thus iThe Elements of Style became known as Strunk & White. Following this same format, authors Charles Ellis and Burton Malkiel, two of the investment world's greatest thinkers, have combined their talents to produce The Elements of Investing - a short, straight-talking audio book about investing and saving that will put you on a path towards a lifetime of financial success.

The Elements of Investing lays to rest the popular shibboleths that undergird the hyperactive trading of the average investor. In it, Malkiel and Ellis skillfully focus their message to address the essentials and offer a set of simple, but powerful thoughts on how to avoid Mr. Market and his "loser's game," and instead enjoy the "winner's game" approach to investing.

All the investment rules and principles you need to know are here - with clear advice on how to follow them. In just a few hours of listening time, you will learn all you need to know to be truly successful in investing. Divided into five essential elements of investing this little audio book packs a big message that can help secure your financial future all the way through retirement.

A disciplined approach to investing, complemented by understanding is all you need to enjoy success. This practical guide explains what you really need to know and puts you on the right course for long-term success through all kinds of markets.

©2009 Burton G. Malkiel, Charles D. Ellis; (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"These noted authors have distilled all you need to know about investing into a very small package. The best time to listen to this audio book is when you turn eighteen (or maybe thirteen) and every year thereafter." (Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics 1990)

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    Andy Westport, CT, United States 04-17-10
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 04-17-10 Member Since 2002
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    "required reading if you plan to retire one day"

    Didn't think you could distill just about everything you need to know, along with what you must ignore about investing, in one thin book, but they did it.
    Folks should read it, and then read it again. Just to ensure that the key points stick.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    William Miller greenwood, in United States 04-13-13
    William Miller greenwood, in United States 04-13-13
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    "Another self-help book"
    Would you try another book from Burton G Malkiel and Charles D Ellis and/or Erik Synnestvedt?

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    Would you recommend The Elements of Investing to your friends? Why or why not?

    I don't recommend this book. It was a disappointing, redundant, cookie-cutter-advice investment advice book that at times seemed more geared toward manipulating the reader than informing me. I expected much better from Malkiel.


    What aspect of Erik Synnestvedt’s performance would you have changed?

    The 2-3 hour book can be reduced to a 2-3 minute list.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    LOL


    Any additional comments?

    If you do listen to the book, listen critically. Don't believe everything you hear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Akihiro Kamoshita Japan 02-16-13
    Akihiro Kamoshita Japan 02-16-13 Member Since 2003

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Elements of Investing to be better than the print version?

    We should listen to this audio when we're 20s years old.
    I'm afraid I'm 49 years old. It's a little bit late.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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