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Technology, information overload, and increasing market dominance by expert investors and computers make it harder than ever to produce investing results that overcome operating costs and fees. Winning the Loser's Game reveals everything you need to know to reduce costs, fees, and taxes, and focus on long-term policies that are right for you. Candid, short, and accessible, Winning the Loser's Game walks you through the process of developing and implementing a powerful investing strategy that generates solid profits year after year. In this eagerly awaited new edition, Charles D. Ellis applies the expertise developed over his long, illustrious career. This updated edition includes: new chapters on bond investing, how investor behavior affects returns, and how technology and big data are challenging traditional investment decision; new research and evidence supporting the case for indexing investment operations; and new insights into the role of governance, developing a comprehensive saving strategy, and the power of regression to the mean. Companies change, and markets and economies go up and down-sometimes a lot. But the core principles of successful investing never change-and never will. That's why, when you've listened to this book, you'll know all you really need to know to be successful in investing.Show more
This book is about the author's journey towards understanding and affirming the importance of Stewardship as a core principle for him, personally; for the financial services industry; for the global financial system; and for society at large. The book defines stewardship and describes the attributes of authentic stewardship. It suggests a path forward by analyzing the success of Canadian banks in weathering the financial crisis; evaluates the effectiveness of global financial reform efforts in making the financial system safer, sounder and more secure; offers wealth management prescriptions for individual investors; evaluates the potential of ESG (environmental, social and governance) investment processes as a way to instill stewardship behaviors among corporate CEOs (particularly at financial services firms) and, ultimately, calls for a return to stewardship core principles as the key to not only minimize the scope and consequences of future financial system failures, but also to addressing other societal challenges.Show more
What It Takes is the distillation of lessons learned during nearly half a century of working backstage with the leaders of major professional firms as a trusted adviser on strategy and management, observing a few firms rise deliberately to leadership while many others with comparable hopes could not. Over and over again, in dozens of private meetings with firm leaders, the core questions were: Why do some firms rise to leadershipand why do most not make it? What does it take to excel? Perhaps even more important, what does it take to sustain excellence over years and decades, through success and adversity? Experience teaches that in a competitive market, organizations can rise to acknowledged leadership only by excelling in several specific areas: defining a compelling organizational mission and developing a strong complementary culture; consistently recruiting clearly superior people and training them intensively; organizing and motivating them to work in effective teams devoted to serving important clients on their most important problems; and continuously finding new and better ways, both large and small, to deliver distinctive value for clients. The extensive research for this book is based on decades of studying the success and failure of hundreds of professional firms in North America, Europe and Asia, and on over 300 formal interviews with the past and current leaders of the five extraordinary professional firms that exemplify the elements of durable excellenceMcKinsey in consulting, Cravath, Swaine & Moore in law, Goldman Sachs in investment banking, Capital Group in investment management and Mayo Clinic in health care.Show more
In the updated edition of The Elements of Investing, authors Charles Ellis and Burton Malkiel-two of the world's greatest financial thinkers-have again combined their talents to produce a straight-talking book about investing and saving. Written with every investor in mind, this reliable resource will put you on a path towards a lifetime of financial success. Malkiel and Ellis skillfully focus their message to address the essentials and offer a set of simple, but powerful thoughts on how to avoid Mr. Market and his 'loser's game,' and instead enjoy the 'winner's' approach to investing. All the investment rules and principles you need to succeed are here-with clear advice on how to follow them. - Shows you how to focus on the long term instead of following market fluctuations that are likely to lead to costly investing mistakes - Contains investment insights that can carry you all the way to, and through, retirement - Written by Burton G. Malkiel, the bestselling author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, and Charles D. Ellis, the bestselling author of Winning the Loser's GameShow more
The Elements of Investing has a single-minded goal: to teach the principles of investing in the same pared-to-bone manner that Professor William Strunk Jr. once taught composition to students at Harvard, using his classic little book, The Elements of Style. With great daring, Ellis and Malkiel imagined their own Little Red Schoolhouse course in investing for every investor around the world--and then the audio book. The objective is the bantam weight champion of investing books for individual investors: a fighting machine, like Rocky, prepared to go toe-to-toe with Benjamin Graham's nemesis, the indominitable Mr. Market. The Elements of Investing hacks away at all the overtrading and overthinking so predominant in the hyperactive thought patterns of the average investor. Malkiel and Ellis offer investors a set of timeless thoughts on how to challenge Mr. Market at his own game, and win by not losing. All the essential rules and principles are dancing here on the head of a pin.Show more
'Winning the Loser's Game is considered by many to be a classic analysis of investing.' Financial Planning The premise of the bestselling Winning the Loser's Gamethat individual investors can achieve far greater success working with financial markets than against themhas grown increasingly popular in today's hard-to-predict markets. The latest edition of this concise yet comprehensive classic offers updated strategies to leverage the power of time and compounding, protect against down cycles, and more.Show more
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