• 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 Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-12-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (10 ratings)
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready


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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 John C. Bogle (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By T. Skinner on 04-02-18

Changing my Ways + you can access the pdf

Where does The Little Book of Common Sense Investing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Dec 2017 I had meeting with my investment advisor, my wife and I left the meeting and we both conferred (on the car ride home) that he seemed not his usual confident self. In the meeting he was presenting new fund family and investment company. There was some talk of DOL changes to advice regulations. All these factors immediate caused warning alarms in our common sense. Not that we thought he was bad, but made us put the brakes on moving ahead with any of his suggestions immediately. That's when I started asking others and reading and linking to books and authors. John C Bogle investment philosophy rings truest to my gut feeling. I selected this book because it is the Anniversary edition and figured it had the most info as it pertains to updated examples-2017economics-recent political climate. I am glad I have have found this book.Keep a notebook handy. There are a lot of references to other authors that you may want to read. I am going to pour through several other books but I suspect that there's going to be changes made in my investment philosophy. I appreciate John Bogle's life work that it has "waken" this blue collar worker to the reality that.... Arithmetic is the first of the sciences and the mother of safety and that costs makes the difference between investment success and failure.

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From inside your Audible's Library page (I am on pc-not a mobile app) look in the Title column - You will see a hyper-link with the title of the book, look just below the title for "PDF", click on that link and it will open up the accompanying .pdf referred throughout the book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 20-02-18

Indexing trumps all

Basically 5 hours of being told that a low cost, low turnover index fund that tracks the S&P 500 is your best bet for long term investment success.

Reading books on investing is always super dry. This guy does as good a job as one can to keep you awake.

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