The Four Pillars of Investing

  • by William Bernstein
  • Narrated by Chris Ryan
  • 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

William Bernstein's The Four Pillars of Investing gives investors the tools they need to construct top-returning portfolios without the help of a financial adviser. In a relaxed, nonthreatening style, Dr. Bernstein provides a distinctive blend of market history, investing theory, and behavioral finance, one designed to help every investor become more self-sufficient and make better-informed investment decisions.
The Four Pillars of Investing explains how any investor can build a solid foundation for investing by focusing on four essential lessons, each building upon the other. Containing all of the tools needed to achieve investing success, without the help of a financial advisor, it presents:


Practical investing advice based on fascinating history lessons from the market
Exercises to determine risk tolerance as an investor
An easy-to-understand explanation of risk and reward in the capital markets

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great overview on how to start investing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It gave a very clear overview on pros and cons of investing and how to assemble a portfolio. Gave me the confidence to skip the marketing from the fund options and go straight to index funds.


Any additional comments?

Only thing I missed a bit was on how to select a suitable investment platform and how to invest in items outside of shares / indexes (eg gold). Other then that great starting guide!

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- Allard

Investment Basics Made Simple

If you could sum up The Four Pillars of Investing in three words, what would they be?

To the point.


What other book might you compare The Four Pillars of Investing to, and why?

I am not aware of any that are as short as this but still useful.


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Sound less like a compere.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

N/A


Any additional comments?

A useful, bite sized introduction to investment strategy.

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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-02-2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education