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He begins with primer-like essays on investment strategy, championing mutual funds for their inherent investment value, and then grinding each point home with a bevy of graphs, charts, entertaining anecdotes, and common sense. He repeatedly stresses time as a basic tenet for investing, listing these simple rules: "Time is your friend"; "Impulse is your enemy"; "Stay the course." And then he proceeds to blast fund managers, who have become marketers rather than managers.
The trade-off between the profits that accrue to fund shareholders and the profits that accrue to the fund management companies seems subject to no effective independent watchdog or balance wheel, despite the fact that the shareholders actually own the mutual funds.It's an interesting concept: smart, reasoned investors can all but secure their financial future, but the system itself, run unchecked by fund managers, needs a major overhaul. And considering the amount of reasoned, historically based support he includes, readers will have a hard time finding fault with the sometimes controversial Bogle. Equal parts instructional and crusade, Common Sense on Mutual Funds deserves the attention it's likely to receive. Recommended. --Rob McDonald
The master speaks. And you should listen. I recommend this over the "Boglehead's guide" and frankly over what Vanguard is preaching these days. Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by G_to-the_D
John "Jack" Bogle's investment philosophy is based on good, solid principles. Even though this book was written in the 1990's the investment advice of buying into broadly... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter, Dr. Keys
ask any Boglehead....I am glad I finally read this....why it took so long I don't understand but better late than never.... Read morePublished 8 months ago by C. Archambeau Jones
John Bogle is legendary. Hearing him in interviews, it really sounds like he can empathize with the small investor. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stan57
A great beginner's guide to investing. Clear explanation of how costs can impact your investment results and how to reduce costs by investing in no-load funds.Published 12 months ago by M. Swaim
"Common Sense..." is thoroughly explained and the logic behind its business theory cannot be refuted. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Irma I. Burgos
Written by the inventor of indexed mutual fund investing for the ordinary investor.
Not a lot to say about the more modern editions of this security, such as Index Total... Read more
We are very happy with our customer service and the product we ordered. We will order again from this vendor.Published 23 months ago by steven c trollinger