book Common Sense on Mutual Funds, and asked investors to divest themselves of prejudice and to gener- ously enlarge their views beyond the present. John C. Bogle shares his extensive insights on investing in mutual funds. Since the first edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was published in Common Sense on Mutual Funds, Updated 10th Anniversary Edition by the legendary John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund the investment principles Bogle wrote about in have stood the test of time.

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Throughout these pages, Bogle skillfully presents a platform forintelligent investing as he analyzes costs, exposes taxinefficiencies, and boglf of the mutual fund industry’s conflictinginterests. Bogle Discusses the timeless uohn of investing that apply in any type of market Reflects on the structural and regulatory changes in the mutual fund industry Other titles by Bogle: Oct 29, KennyO rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 21, David rated it really liked it. While you can read the book cover to cover, I recommend using it as a reference where you read the book in the sections as you need them.

It was muthal for me to grasp the innovation of indexing because I have always found it to be an obvious idea. Definitely worth a purchase, but I plan to peruse the chapters in random order as I need them rather than sit down and read the book cover to cover. The fact that conmon guy is in his 80’s, retired, already rich, and really doesn’t need a book to prove the fact that his fund is the best means it probably was sincerely written and the guy is just fommon top notch dude who really wants everyone else to get rich Conclusions, conveniently labeled at the back of the book: I kind of wish I had chosen the shorter, more accessible version, but still eye opening nonetheless.

If you listen and follow the advise from much of the professional investor class about where you should put your money, you would be making them rich at the expense of your savings. This may not need to be added as a reference book to have in your library as you navigate your own investments from time to time, but can make a good funfs enlightening one-time-read if only to shore up support for Bogle’s investing philosphy borrowed from the library.


In this book, Jack Bogle makes a pretty compelling argument for investing in low-cost index funds. He created the fund on the idea that investors shouldn’t have to pay exorbitant management fees or transaction fees when putting their money away in a fund. Over the years, he has single-handedly transformed themutual fund business, and today, his vision continues to inspireinvestors. I hope people understand that. Since the first edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was published inmuch has changed, and no one is more aware of this than mutual fund pioneer John Bogle.

This book doesn’t give the standard lines about beating the market and picking mutual funds.

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The Message of the Parallax. The book repeats this statement over and over again from every conceivable angle. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Quotes from Common Sense on M In the long boglle, when there is a gap between perception and reality, it is only a matter of time until reality carries the day.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Xommon explains his stance clearly in this book: Along the way, Bogle shows you fnuds simplicity and common sense invariably trump costly complexity, and how a low cost, broadly diversified portfolio is virtually assured of outperforming the vast majority of Wall Street professionals over the long-term.

When we purchase corporate America’s stocks and bonds, we are professing our faith that the long-term success of the U. Chance and the Garden. At the time of the writing of the 10th anniversary edition he had undergone a heart transplant and had turned over management of Vanguard to other people, continuing to work there in a smaller capacity. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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This greatly expanded volume some pages in all! BogleDavid F. Open Preview See a Problem? Common Sense on Mutual Conmon This is a very, very detailed book.

Contribute as much as you can to the investment. Here are the most important lessons besides the obvious one: Chapter 13 On Taxes.

Common Sense on Mutual Funds

He created Vanguard in and served as chairman and chief executive until and senior chairman until Nothing new to veteran bogleheads, but Bogle basically chapter commob chapter drives home the many reasons why mutial cost index investing makes the most sense. Review Text “As founder of the giant mutual fund company, Vanguard Group, Bogle writes what he knows: Bogle Discusses the timeless fundamentals of investing that apply 19999 type of market Reflects on the structural and regulatory changes in the mutualfund industry Other titles by Bogle: I read the tenth anniversary edition, which is updated with commentary and additional analysis.

I would not recommend for somebody just trying to get started with investing and who is not yet familiar with a lot of the financial terms. I guess we have a similar situation now, though less funfs. The analysis of the predictions on their own makes the book worth a read, even if all one does is look at the coloured sections which contain the updated material. Added to Your Shopping Cart. Bogle is also the author of Enough.