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The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio

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Item description for The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio by William J. Bernstein & Chris Ryan...

Explains how to successfully build an investment portfolio using four essential principles: the theory of investing, the history of investing, the psychology of investing, and the business of investing.

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This book presents an easy-to-follow, step-by-step program for achieving long-term investing success.

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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 5"
Weight:   0.46 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Oct 25, 2003
Publisher   American Media International
ISBN  1932378014  
ISBN13  9781932378016  

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More About William J. Bernstein & Chris Ryan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! William Bernstein, Ph.D., M.D. founded the popular website A practicing neurologist and the author of "The Intelligent Asset Allocator "and "The Four Pillars of Investing", Dr. Bernstein has an intensely loyal following of readers as well as an extensive network of media contacts. He is often quoted in "The Wall Street Journal "and is a frequent guest columnist for "Morningstar".

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Everyone should read this  Jul 14, 2008
A book about investing that all should read. Not only is it readable, but the author makes the concepts interesting and enjoyable; the writing is tinged with humor as well. Brilliant exposition of the pitfalls of Wall St hype and financial management. A well-researched groundwork for a the rational approach to investing.
Preaching the gospel of indexing  Jan 2, 2008
This is an excellent overview for anyone beginning to invest or who has become disillusioned with active investing. It does a solid job of arguing the merits of asset allocation and index investing as a worry-free means to long-term financial security. I felt the most original part of the book and one of its most useful was the scathing but accurate indictment of financial journalism. As the author admits at the outset, this material is rather dry despite his attempts to inject some wit, but is truly valuable.
My only criticism is that, in terms of winning converts to this unexciting but intelligent approach to investing, the same objective has already been achieved more concisely, entertainingly and convincingly by the original works of John Bogle (Bogle on Mutual Funds, for example), whose contributions are glowingly acknowledged here.
The best book on investment ever  Jun 12, 2007
This book is superbly written and can enormously benefit all investors whether novices or experts. It is patrticularly suited for investors who want to manage their own money.
It starts with pillar one(the theory) and explains asset alloction with scientific and historical data that are convincing. It explains the risk and reward of diferrent asset classes throughout history.Diversification into domestic stock, international and fixed assets are explained with historical returns and asset correlation.
The chapters on history of the different markets are excellent and tell you what to expect in the short, medium, and long run.
Behaviour finance discusses the mistake investors almost always make, following their intuition and the conventional wisdom of the era, and how to realize them and avoid them.
Withdrawing money in retirement is discussed in great detail with different scenarios, very useful.
The book is eminently readable; I have read it 3 times to reinforce some tough to implement ideas, including rebalancing, not selling in a panic, and to look at stocks as if they were tomatoes. Try to buy them when the're cheap and on sale.
After reading over 50 books on investments, this is the one to go to and to recommend to friends. You will not be disappointed
Must Read  Mar 9, 2007
One of the best investment books I have read. It is a must read for all the investors.
Four Pillars  Apr 18, 2006
The "Four Pillars of Investing" CD was very useful. Very easy to follow the basic fundamentals of investing. Explored some complex issues but broke each idea down to its most fundamental form. Well worth listening to for the beginner or intermediate investor.

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