• The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

  • The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns, 10th Anniversary Edition
  • By: John C. Bogle
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-05-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (73 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.
While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing was published in April 2007, Bogle's investment principles have endured and served investors well. This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor. Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors: one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing.
A portfolio focused on index funds is the only investment that effectively guarantees your fair share of stock market returns. This strategy is favored by Warren Buffett, who said this about Bogle: "For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds.... Today, however, he has the satisfaction of knowing that he helped millions of investors realize far better returns on their savings than they otherwise would have earned. He is a hero to them and to me."
Bogle shows you how to make index investing work for you and help you achieve your financial goals and finds support from some of the world's best financial minds: not only Warren Buffett but Benjamin Graham, Paul Samuelson, Burton Malkiel, Yale's David Swensen, Cliff Asness of AQR, and many others.
This new edition of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing offers you the same solid strategy as its predecessor for building your financial future.

Build a broadly diversified, low-cost portfolio without the risks of individual stocks, manager selection, or sector rotation.
Forget the fads and marketing hype, and focus on what works in the real world.
Understand that stock returns are generated by three sources (dividend yield, earnings growth, and change in market valuation) in order to establish rational expectations for stock returns over the coming decade.
Recognize that in the long run, business reality trumps market expectations.
Learn how to harness the magic of compounding returns while avoiding the tyranny of compounding costs.

While index investing allows you to sit back and let the market do the work for you, too many investors trade frantically, turning a winner's game into a loser's game. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is a solid guidebook to your financial future.
©2017 John C. Bogle (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Hjortur on 12-26-17

Where is the PDF file?

What disappointed you about The Little Book of Common Sense Investing?

I was excited to read this updated version with new numbers, but the PDF file is missing. Not the Authors problem, he is excellent. Bad quality at Audible :-(

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing?

Half way through, will complete it when I get the PDF.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Eric Caron on 03-21-18

Timeshare Presentation for Vanguard Index Funds

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. This book can be summed up in one sentence, any normal person wanting to invest should do it in a vanguard S&P 500 Index fund.

What was most disappointing about John C. Bogle’s story?

This was written by the person who founded Vanguard group. The entire point of the book is to get people to buy his index funds. Its like reading a timeshare presentation.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of L. J. Ganser?

Sounded like a shady salesmen, but I think that is more fault of the writing.

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The Little Book of Common Sense Investing?

Those who want to invest for the very long term with little effort as possible. Not a book for those looking to understand stock trading.

Any additional comments?

This book is full of a bias view on Vanguard index funds. Its a timeshare presentation. Now I do agree index funds are great. I will put some of my portfolio into S&P 500 index fund. But I am also planning to get into stock trading. I do plan to put effort into it. This book assumes anyone outside of finance doesnt want to put in any effort into stock trading...nor should they. "Dont take my word for it!" Half the book is this statement followed by some story by some known investor celebrity. To sell the author's company index fund...of course.

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