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The performance was good. It is hard to perform these kind of books on dry financial topics. The narrator did a good job of keeping me interested.
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This book is a good distillation of both the history of ETF's as an investing tool and the best ways to invest to invest in them. The book also covers ETF related financial instruments including ETV's and ETN's. It does a terrific job of elucidating the differences between these exchange traded vehicles and Mutual funds, and why ETF's for most people, most of the time are a better investment than Mutual funds. I enjoyed the history of the ETF industry, as it helped me understand the reasons the ETF's ended up structured as they are. If you are not into finance history, skip the history sections. The other parts of the book are worth it for most beginning investors, since ETF's are likely to be your best investment vehicle for reasons that become very clear in the book.
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Overall a really good book! I started out not knowing anything about ETFs and very little about investing in general but this book has really helped me to gain a footing. I would recommend this to anybody that is at a beginner level and looking at ETFs. One note is that this book was written in 2008 and there are some things you have to take with a grain of salt. Some ETFs and examples are outdated but the concepts of the investing strategies discussed are still very relevant.