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10+ Book Recommendations by Muthukrishnan
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
John C. BogleThe 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 Little Book of Common Sense 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: “If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack 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.
Dividend Growth Machine
Nathan WinklepleckDo you want to improve your investment returns while taking less risk? In Dividend Growth Machine, investment professional Nathan Winklepleck will show you what makes dividend growth investing such a powerful investment strategy. What You Will Learn Through easy-to-understand examples and practical tips, Nathan will show you how anyone can achieve financial independence and investment success through dividend investing. In these pages, you'll discover: - Why traditional investment strategies fail. - The most dangerous investment strategy out there right now (and how to avoid it). - How to dramatically improve your investment results while taking less risk. - How to outperform most "passive index" strategies. - How to practically guarantee a positive investment return over the long-term. - Why dividends are the safest, most consistent, and common sense way to build wealth. - What dividends are and where they come from. How dividends can replace your paycheck in retirement. Who Should Read It This book is for anyone who wants to build wealth and improve their investment returns. It's not complicated. There are no fancy formulas or Wall Street mumbo jumbo. - Beginning investors who just want to better understand how to make money investing in stocks. - Experienced investors who have been burned by other investment strategies. - Anyone who is afraid to lose money investing in the stock market. - Those nearing retirement who wants to generate passive, consistent, and growing income. - Retired people who are tired of getting 1% returns in their checking accounts and 3% (or less) from bond funds. - Anyone considering buying an annuity. Who Should NOT Read It - Those looking for "get-rich-quick" investing strategies. This strategy is about consistently and predictably growing your wealth over long time periods (20+ years). - This book is targeted to people with little-to-no experience with dividend investing or investing in general. If you have a lot of experience with dividend investing, there probably isn't much here for you. - Annuity salespeople. If you want to sell an annuity, don't read this book. And definitely don't let your potential victims (errr... "clients") read it. Testimonials "The book is well written and understandable for anyone with even minimal investing experience." -JCS "One of the best books on dividend growth investing. I wish I had known about this 10 years ago as I compared my tax-free bonds versus dividend growth investing would have doubled my portfolio if I had followed his books advice." -David "An investment strategy that makes sense. The book is short and to the point. Reading it will be time well spent." "I'm already employing the strategy in my own investments, but this book gave me a lot of confidence that I'm absolutely doing the right thing. It is short, but there's every bit as much content as a much longer book." What Are You Waiting For? If you want to improve your investment returns, spend less time worrying about your money, and strive for complete financial independence - this book is for you!