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A Review of John Bogle’s “Common Sense on Mutual Funds” – Chapter 2

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

This is a chapter-by-chapter review of John Bogle’s Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition*. As the series progresses, I’ll create an index of each chapter. Chapter 2 – On the Nature of Returns Chapter 2—if you can’t already tell from the title—looks at where market returns come from. We’ll start with […]

A Review of John Bogle’s “Common Sense on Mutual Funds” – Chapter 1

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

This is a chapter-by-chapter review of John Bogle’s Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition*. As the series progresses, I’ll create an index of each chapter. Chapter 1 – On Long-Term Investing Summary: To invest with success, you must be a long-term investor. Bogle opens the chapter with a discussion of long-term […]

A Review of John Bogle’s “Common Sense on Mutual Funds” – Introduction

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

As I mentioned yesterday, I received a copy of John Bogle’s Common Sense on Mutual Funds*. It’s a fully updated 10th anniversary edition. I remember reading the bulk of the first edition when it first cam out. I enjoyed the first edition so I’m looking forward to do doing an in depth review of this […]

John Bogle’s Six Lessons for Investors

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

John Bogle had an excellent opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal titled Six Lessons for Investors. His lessons (along with my commentary): 1. Beware of market forecasts, even by experts. – His point being that forecasts are nearly always optimistic and although sometimes they may be right, they are more often wrong. 2. Never […]