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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing


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John C. Bogle is founder of The Vanguard Group, Inc. and president of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard, one of the two largest mutual-fund organizations in the world, in 1974 and served as Chairman and CEO until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000. Designated by Fortune magazine as one of the investment industry's four "Giants of the 20th Century," in 2004 he was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University, his alma mater, for distinguished achievement in the nation's service. That same year Time magazine named Mr. Bogle one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people.
Thom Pinto has narrated hundreds of documentaries over the past decade for The History Channel, Travel Channel, TLC, and several other cable networks. His audiobook credits include John C. Bogle's The Little Book of Common Sense Investing as well as The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book. He has performed numerous character roles for audiobook adaptations of children's feature films, as well as several Civil War memoirs for Greystone Entertainment. He was a featured voice in the film Zodiac, the animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry.


Bogle (The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism) provides exemplary advice for investors interested in index funds. His solid, logical information is targeted at investors at all levels, and he deflates the myth of the superiority of mutual funds by explaining how common sense can help the average investor successfully manage low-cost index funds. As Bogle explains, owning a diversified portfolio of stocks for the long term is a winner's game, while trying to beat the stock market is a zero-sum game; after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser's game. The material explains why dividend yields and earnings growth are more important than market expectations, how to overcome the powerful impact of investment costs, taxes, and inflation, and what expert investors like Warren Buffett say about index investing. The solid narration by Thom Pinto keeps listener interest on Bogle's latest approach to long-term investing, which, while offering nothing extraordinarily new in the overly saturated financial advice genre, nicely represents more than 20 years of successful investment advice from a leader in this field. Highly recommended for university libraries supporting a business curriculum and larger public libraries.-Dale Farris, Groves, TX Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

"John C. Bogle...has the mind of an economist and the personality of a preacher." --The Washington Post"Bogle is rattling the status quo among the mutual fund titans." --Fortune

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