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The Lazy Person's Guide To Investing

Paul B. Farrell

Popular CBS Marketwatch columnist Farrell provides a thoroughly enjoyable and straightforward look at what he sees as "the future of investing"-"simple lazy portfolios that'll work for anyone and are easy to understand." He provides three different model portfolios based on one simple formula: "rock-solid, easy-to-understand asset allocation using no-load index funds." Farrell is a huge proponent of no-load funds such as the Vanguard 500 Index, which tracks the Standard & Poor 500 listing of America's largest companies, and the Vanguard Total Bond Market Fund Index, which matches the performance of the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index. Farrell persuasively argues that the strong long-term performance of these funds, even during hard market times-along with the strong performance of other Vanguard index funds such as those for large-cap and small-cap value-proves that "the only rational strategy" for the vast majority of America's 94 million mutual fund investors is "a simple buy 'n' hold strategy" that diversifies portfolio assets across multiple categories of assets. Packed with clear examples of how regular people can easily handle their own investments, Farrell's guide also takes on other sacred cows, such as Wall Street's belief that brokers know more than you do, and provides an exciting and illuminating section on no-load stocks, or DRIPs, which he calls "Wall Street's best-kept secret."

Popular CBS Marketwatch columnist Farrell provides a thoroughly enjoyable and straightforward look at what he sees as "the future of investing"-"simple lazy portfolios that'll work for anyone and are easy to understand." He provides three different model portfolios based on one simple formula: "rock-solid, easy-to-understand asset allocation using no-load index funds." Farrell is a huge proponent of no-load funds such as the Vanguard 500 Index, which tracks the Standard & Poor 500 listing of America's largest companies, and the Vanguard Total Bond Market Fund Index, which matches the performance of the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index. Farrell persuasively argues that the strong long-term performance of these funds, even during hard market times-along with the strong performance of other Vanguard index funds such as those for large-cap and small-cap value-proves that "the only rational strategy" for the vast majority of America's 94 million mutual fund investors is "a simple buy 'n' hold strategy" that diversifies portfolio assets across multiple categories of assets. Packed with clear examples of how regular people can easily handle their own investments, Farrell's guide also takes on other sacred cows, such as Wall Street's belief that brokers know more than you do, and provides an exciting and illuminating section on no-load stocks, or DRIPs, which he calls "Wall Street's best-kept secret."
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Finance

Description:

Popular CBS Marketwatch columnist Farrell provides a thoroughly enjoyable and straightforward look at what he sees as "the future of investing"-"simple lazy portfolios that'll work for anyone and are easy to understand." He provides three different model portfolios based on one simple formula: "rock-solid, easy-to-understand asset allocation using no-load index funds." Farrell is a huge proponent of no-load funds such as the Vanguard 500 Index, which tracks the Standard & Poor 500 listing of America's largest companies, and the Vanguard Total Bond Market Fund Index, which matches the performance of the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index. Farrell persuasively argues that the strong long-term performance of these funds, even during hard market times-along with the strong performance of other Vanguard index funds such as those for large-cap and small-cap value-proves that "the only rational strategy" for the vast majority of America's 94 million mutual fund investors is "a simple buy 'n' hold strategy" that diversifies portfolio assets across multiple categories of assets. Packed with clear examples of how regular people can easily handle their own investments, Farrell's guide also takes on other sacred cows, such as Wall Street's belief that brokers know more than you do, and provides an exciting and illuminating section on no-load stocks, or DRIPs, which he calls "Wall Street's best-kept secret."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nick Summers

Length:

3h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:15