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Winning the Loser's Game, 6th edition: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing Hardcover – Jul 9 2013
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"[A] classic investing book." Money Magazine 20130412
About the Author
Charles D. Ellis (Greenwich, CT) served for 28 years as managing partner for Greenwich Associates, the global leader in strategy consulting to professional financial service firms. He has consulted with the world’s leading investment managers and securities firms. Primarily in the United states, but also in Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The author of 12 books and more than 200 articles on investing, Ellis has taught investment courses at the Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management.
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I've been in the industry for 30 years and have now read all 6 versions of this book over and over ! Truly fantastic
Congratulations to Charles !
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Nothing new, nothing exciting, but easy enough to implement and compelling enough to want to. In the world of investing, the new offense may well be a sound defense, and this book will certainly convince most intelligent investors of that fact. I've been indexing for years and I know I'm better off than most investors in my age group. At the very least, I haven't stayed up at night regretting or fretting about investment decisions, and I don't worry (yet) about running out of money, so I can't argue with the author's premise. This book is well written, well organized, well thought out, and I'll say it again, compelling. Some readers may balk at a whole book about an idea as simple as "buy index funds", but maybe that's what it takes to convince you. And while it's true that you can't lose the game if you don't play, you can't win either, and in the end, it's better to have a safe if somewhat slow strategy than no strategy at all.
I recommend this book to anyone who invests in their future. It can't hurt you as an investor, and it might help make you a better (if slightly stodgy) one.
Note: The publisher provided me with a gratis copy of the book for purposes of this review.
But do we have to endure his endless humble-bragging? His intonations of Choate, Greenwich, ad nauseum? And he did not merely graduate from HBS in 1956- no, he graduated from "THE Harvard Business School." Maybe he needed to clarify because there are two of them- I don't know.
But for a true vomit-inducing round of humble bragging, look no further than the Preface: "A large English oak table dominating the inside left corner of the Morning Room on the ground floor of Boodles, the oldest of the social clubs established more than a century ago in or near St. Jame's in London, is one of the places in which parts of this book were written. Other locations include hotels rooms in- and airplanes flying between- Johannesburg, San Francisco, Chicago, Nairobi, Princeton, Bermuda, Vail, Boston, New York City, and Atlanta; and of course, at home in Greenwich."
For extolling the benefits of indexing for the common man, he's hardly a "champion of the people" if you ask me.
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