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Common Sense on Mutual Funds Audiobook

Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor

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Publisher's Summary

When Jack Bogle speaks, people listen. A leading thinker and visionary who single-handedly transformed the mutual fund business, his name is synonymous with excellence in mutual funds as Warren Buffett's is with excellence in stock investing. This eye-opening work examines the fundamentals of mutual fund investing and shows investors how to revolutionize their portfolios by embracing simplicity and then avoiding industry pitfalls.

©1999 John C. Bogle; (P)2000 Penton Overseas, Inc. Published by Penton Overseas, Inc. and Audio Scholar, Inc.

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  • TangoDude
    Cupertino, California
    20/11/10
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    "Directionally correct, but outdated"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tangzimo
    MA
    12/10/16
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    "Great book! Great ideas!"

    I always like John Bogle! Good book. A must read in investing. Good. Good! Good. Good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neal
    Lowell, AR, USA
    22/02/08
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    "Diehard Convert"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JOSHUA HELMAN, M.D.
    St.Pete Beach,Florida
    20/03/06
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    "Required listening for index investors"

    Bogleheads and non-Bogleheads alike will learn a great deal from the creator of index funds.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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