43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Clear, direct, on point - a great appetizer!,
This review is from: Investing Made Simple: Index Fund Investing and ETF Investing Explained in 100 Pages or Less (Paperback)
Great introductory book for index fund investing, asset allocation, and the importance of ignoring the market "chatter" that constantly tempts the investor to "do something" (even if that "something" is more likely to hurt than help). At about 100 pages, the entire book can easily be read in one sitting, and provides a great introduction to the topic.
Perhaps the most helpful message of the book is that simple investing is easy and generally beats complex investing. More activity does not necessarily lead to better investing results, and laziness (aka patience) generally outperforms efforts to produce higher returns.
By presenting this discussion in a clear, straightforward and easily-understood manner, "Investing Made Simple" lives up to its title. Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to implement - and with a good set of references for further ready, this book is a great launching point for someone interested in investing for themselves and with their own interests first and foremost. Thanks Mike!