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The Investment Answer Hardcover – January 25, 2011
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"Goldie and Murray have distilled the essence of the matter, and
explain in clear English, the advantages of using a fee-only financial advisor, how to select such, and how to work with one in the short and long run. This is sound advice, which you will rarely if ever get from a daily financial newscast." --Harry M. Markowitz, PH.D., Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1990, Father of Modern Portfolio Theory
"Gordon Murray and Dan Goldie have written a book that every
American should read. Its clarity de-mystifies the investment process and its insights can make anyone who reads it a better investor." --Bill Bradley, former United States Senator
"I'm glad to see Gordon and Dan collect these insights into a handy, easy-to-use primer so Gordon can stop explaining these principles at Sunday brunch and family birthdays. Full disclosure: Gordon's my brother-in-law. That said, I found this slim volume incredibly helpful in explaining how to think about investing. It's reassuring to know there are some simple principles anyone can keep in mind to make decent decisions and banish the vague anxiety most of us have about where we've put our money." --Ira Glass, Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Host of NPR's This American Life
"Murray and Goldie use simple yet compelling logic to explain the fundamental principles of investing. Their clear advice will improve your investment experience." --Kenneth R. French, Heidt Professor of Finance, Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
"Gordon Murray and Dan Goldie share secrets that Wall Street would rather you not know. You can implement a few simple strategies at a very low cost that will outperform most of the stock picking and complicated advice hawked by high-priced brokers. Read this book and prosper." --Joseph A. Grundfest, former SEC Commissioner, cofounder of Financial Engines, and Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School
"Wow! Goldie and Murray have just hit a home run. If I could give only one book on investing to my friends and family, this one would be it." --Bob Waterman, co-author, In Search of Excellence, former director of McKinsey & Company
"Wow! If I could give only one book on investing to my friends, this would be it." —Bob Waterman, bestselling coauthor of In Search of Excellence
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I have been a full time faculty member teaching at the college level for the past 35 years and must say that the authors have managed to capture the essence of personal investing in about as few pages as I have ever seen and with a clarity that is very rare in books on this topic. I intend to make it required reading for both my undergraduate and graduate personal finance classes.
I might also add that any negative reviews posted to this site are likely to come from Wall Street brokers who make their living by exploiting the general public's ignorance on investing. These brokers don't like books that clarify and illuminate rather than mystify and obfuscate basic principles. As a lifelong educator, I applaud Goldie's and Murray's noble effort to help readers educate themselves so as not to be fooled by the same Wall Streeters who disgraced themselves in 2008 and nearly destroyed our economy with their greediness. Anyone who feels they don't know enough about investing should read this book. It is a gem.
Over the last 30 years, this is the model we have used to invest, and it has served us very well. But we have not been able to articulate this sensible plan to friends and family (especially our children) in a way that was understandable and compelling. The temptation to "take the bait" from Wall Street is strong. Many friends and colleagues who are more "sophisticated" investors suffered the sad outcomes so elegantly described in the book.
Gordon and Daniel -- thank you, thank you for writing this book. I am placing my order for 10 copies to give away to family and friends this morning. You have accomplished what few have -- a lasting legacy that will positively impact many families for a lifetime!
For the first time, we felt confident that we and our investments were in good hands. Then the recession hit. Our portfolio did less badly than many and rebounded faster than most. And with this book, we understood why.
Run, don't walk to buy this book or download the pdf version. It will give you the peace of mind and sense of control that ONLY happens when you understand how the financial world really works. With what we learned, we felt ready to act in our own best interests. You will too.
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One of the best books I have ever read about investing. Very clear and easy to understand, yet hits on all the most important elements of prudent investing. Well done, gentlemen!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This wasn't 'The Investment Answer' I was seeking. The book is geared to novices and I found it quite boring.
Perhaps it may be a 5 star value for the novice.
Clear, concise, wished he reviewed investment banks and brokeragesPublished 2 months ago by Patty Mystery
Straightforward. To the point. Honest. Didn't really tell me anything I wasn't aware of, but it reinforced what I thought I already knew. Unfortunately it's too late to correct.Published 3 months ago by Mr. Baker