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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomberg Press; 1 edition (June 22 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119024927
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119024927
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Much of the financial advice available these days is so fraught with unnecessary complexity and industry jargon that many investors are either too confused or too intimidated to make wise investment decisions. So how can you approach your own portfolio and the financial markets more confidently? Financial specialist Ben Carlson shows you how. In A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan, Carlson explores those issues you should pay attention to, as opposed to those that are used as an illusion of intelligence and control.

Drawing from his career in portfolio management during which he worked with complex and sophisticated portfolio strategies, Carlson reveals the secret of using basic common sense as you invest in the financial markets, effortlessly bridging the gap between sophistication and simplicity. A Wealth of Common Sense helps all investors make more informed decisions using sound thinking as a guiding framework to help alleviate some of the lasting damage from the market crash.

This practical guide discusses:

  • Why long-term thinking trumps short-term gains
  • How to identify market and portfolio risk
  • Which market myths are true and which you can ignore
  • How to define yourself as an investor
  • Why diversification matters
  • How to build self-awareness in your own investing abilities

There is an assumption that complex systems such as financial markets must require complex investment strategies and organizations to succeed. This is a false premise that far too many both inside and outside of the industry have come to believe. You can adapt to the changing market and economic landscape. Filled with practical advice and in-depth insights, A Wealth of Common Sense shows you how with basic, sensible guidance for improving long-term investment results and making rational decisions in all market conditions.

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PRAISE FOR
A WEALTH OF COMMON SENSE

"The content of this book lives up to the title. Ben Carlson has mastered the art of exposing the few big topics that matter most to investors, leaving out the complicated—but often unnecessary—topics found in other investment books. Any investor, from a beginner to a professional, can learn a tremendous amount from A Wealth of Common Sense."
—Morgan Housel, columnist for The Motley Fool and the Wall Street Journal

"Through hard work Ben Carlson has rapidly established himself as one of the nation's premier investment bloggers. In his new book, A Wealth of Common Sense, Carlson cements his position as a prudent and practical voice for the individual investor."
—Tadas Viskanta, founder and editor of Abnormal Returns and author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere

"Ben Carlson seemingly came out of nowhere and took the financial commentariat by storm with his straightforward, insightful blog posts. True investing wisdom—born out of experience and success—cannot be faked; it must be earned. This is precisely the type of wisdom that comes oozing out of every chapter in A Wealth Of Common Sense."
—Downtown Josh Brown, author of the bestselling book Backstage Wall Street and The Reformed Broker blog, star of CNBC's The Halftime Report,

YOUR NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO COMMON SENSE INVESTING

Cut through the confusion and noise and focus on what actually matters. A Wealth of Common Sense clears the air and gives you the insight you need to become a smarter, more successful investor.

Complexity is often used as a mechanism for talking investors into unnecessary purchases, when all most need is a deeper understanding of conventional options. This book explains which issues are important—and which are not.

Take a look inside for guidance on how to:

  • Keep up with—or beat—professional money managers
  • Exploit stock market volatility to your utmost advantage
  • Learn where advisors and consultants fit into a smart strategy
  • Build a portfolio that makes sense for your particular situation

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I have enjoyed reading Ben Carlson’s blog for over a year now. Current, insightful, historical and filled with a wealth of common sense. Although there are a few blog entries within this book it is not merely blog entries in the form of a book. It is Mr. Carlson’s body of knowledge structured to teach the investor the key topics that will enable an investor to grow. Each of the nine chapters will help the investor learn another piece to the puzzle that is investing. For instance page 114 in chapter six talks about managing your emotions at the same time as managing your portfolio and provides some very interesting data to show that your behaviour does affect your returns. As someone who enjoys the psychology of investing this data was very meaningful to me.

The key to any learning process is the ability to peel away the layers of the subject to get a better grasp of what you have to know. Mr. Carlson started that process by seeking advice from some of his favourite financial authors and thinkers on what to include in the book. One of the best replies was to imagine you had to explain the subject to your grandmother. From that he developed the various chapters of the book and reinforced it all with his top ten investing ideas at the conclusion of the book with action steps to achieve them. At the end of each chapter are the “key takeaways”. Four or five bullet points that help you to retain the learning for each particular chapter. Also included are the “notes” where the originator whose works are referenced are acknowledged. The “notes” are a treasure trove of book titles, blogs and studies that will add to your knowledge.

At the end of the book is a list of some of the author’s favourite books. Mr. Carlson is an avid reader and it is to our benefit that he is.

No single book is the definitive one on the subject but I believe you would do well to read this one.
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If you stick you to the principles in this book you will definitely have success investing over the LONG TERM. Good luck!!!
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Highly recommended. Very well written with a ton of useful information and suggestions. One the best blogs as well.
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Knowing little if anything about investing, this was a great, easy-to-read introduction.
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