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Product Details

  • Series: Winning the Loser's Game
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 6 edition (July 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071813659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071813655
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[A] classic investing book." (Money Magazine)

About the Author

CHARLES D. ELLIS advises institutions, wealthy families, and governments around the world on investing. For many years, he chaired the investment committee at Yale and has taught the advanced investment courses at both Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management. He has written 16 books and over 100 articles. Recognized as one of the 12 leading contributors to the investment profession, he has chaired CFA Institute and served on the investment committees of Exeter, KAUST, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hollins University, Whitehead Institute, and as a director of Vanguard.


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Well written and easy to understand.
glittergirl123
This is an excellent book for the average saver, like me, but please regard that it has a distinct orientation toward index funds.
Stuart
I recommend this book to anyone who invests in their future.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Eric C. Sedensky VINE VOICE on July 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Although I feel a bit as though this book states the obvious and does so repetitively, I still rank it as above average. That's because I think a little sobriety and common sense can go a long way in today's investment world, and this book has a lot of potential to be helpful to investors just starting out or who still have a long timeline before retirement. The title suggests that the author is going to give readers a guide for how to "beat" the market, but indeed, that is the anti-thesis of this book. In fact, the author admits that investing is a loser's game and there is no way to beat the market. His strategy is simply, you can't beat `em, so you should join `em. And how should you do that? With index funds. The plain white toast of the investment world is this book's simple strategy for winning the loser's game, and the author trots out lots of heavyweight facts and figures in chapter after chapter, with the bottom line of: you could have done this, and it might have made you rich, or it might not have, but if you had indexed, you'd be doing okay.

Nothing new, nothing exciting, but easy enough to implement and compelling enough to want to. In the world of investing, the new offense may well be a sound defense, and this book will certainly convince most intelligent investors of that fact. I've been indexing for years and I know I'm better off than most investors in my age group. At the very least, I haven't stayed up at night regretting or fretting about investment decisions, and I don't worry (yet) about running out of money, so I can't argue with the author's premise. This book is well written, well organized, well thought out, and I'll say it again, compelling.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin M. Shea on September 6, 2013
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Mr. Ellis' credentials were what brought me to buying this book. But his logic and math were what convinced me about indexing. There have been many articles in the WSJ and Fortune recently about big money managers saying indexing is the best way to invest in the market. After reading this book, i understand why. I changed all my accounts to low cost index funds when i was done and won't look at them again for years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Schmitz on January 13, 2014
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This book is easy to read and understand and contains excellent, basic investment guidance. I suggest that people in their 20's and 30's should read and implement the investing practices contained in this book.
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Unparalleled sophistry. Of course half of all managers are going to do worse than average - that's what "average" means. Besides, nobody should care about doing better than "average" - they should care about meeting their goals, or perhaps maximizing returns. And all this self-patronizing bulls*** about how "brilliant" institutional investors are . . .

Here's the valuable advice in this book: if you're a young person and you don't want to learn how to invest, you're better off just putting your savings in a low fee equity index ETF rather than a mutual fund. When you're older, start holding more cash. Great. The rest is all bulls*** metaphors that sound nice but don't actually have anything to do with investing.
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Well written and easy to understand. Has to be very frustrating to the investment selling crowd to read books like this
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It would be good if Charlie could emphasize on how to skillfully indulge in Index investing. The non-financial investor may misinterpret in enthusiasm.... Good reading and highly recommended.
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By Joe Daly on December 4, 2014
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Clear and concise advice for the novice or the pro..in language and charts that speaks to both. Wish I had read this book on the first edition..would of saved a bundle...but thats how you get "experience", right?...Save $$$ Listen to Mr. Ellis now..you'll be way ahead of the game!
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I had been put off by the title, but after reading the book, I now understand and applaud. This is an excellent book for the average saver, like me, but please regard that it has a distinct orientation toward index funds.
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