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by CBS MarketWatch Columnist,Paul B. Farrell
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  • Author:
    CBS MarketWatch Columnist,Paul B. Farrell
  • ISBN:
    0446531685
  • ISBN13:
    978-0446531689
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  • Publisher:
    Business Plus (January 8, 2004)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
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    Investing
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Dr Farrell quoted with approval Dr William Bernstein who said that since you cannot .

Dr Farrell quoted with approval Dr William Bernstein who said that since you cannot select individual stocks, "asset allocation" should be the major focus of your investment strategy. This is not a book for a person that wants to start investing, he doesn't really tell you anything about starting, other than: 'start early!' I really wanted to like this book, but there was nothing useful for me; 200 pages that could be summarized in a paragraph. 7 people found this helpful.

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Start by marking The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing: A. .It's hard to rate when I am such a money novice, but I am trying to learn, from the personal finance side to the micro/macro-alterna side.

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401k is limited but i do invest. I read this book and LOVED how it was straight to the point w/out any bull

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Fearlessrunner
This is a book for procrastinators, the financially challenged, and everyone who worries about dealing with their money. Dr Paul Farrell shows that the best investment strategy is often the easiest one. In essence, his strategy is: You buy quality funds and stocks. You diversify. And you let them grow slowly. For retirement investments you might use a portfolio allocated tax-friendly Vanguard funds in different mixes depending on your age. Dr Farrell reminds us that if you are a confident investor willing to research the companies and their DRIP program, you owe it to yourself to seriously consider this as the "best-kept secret". He recommends that we buy and read at least one more book on investment ie "Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel". Dr Farrell quoted with approval Dr William Bernstein who said that since you cannot select individual stocks, "asset allocation" should be the major focus of your investment strategy. You can turn down the risk by "indexing" (there is lots more about this on his website, "[...]"). And the most important step of all is what the multimillionaire W Clement stone calls PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) Read this book and you will sleep well in the night. Dr Jusuf Hariman. PS I have actually written an article along the lines proposed above. It is called, "How to Make Big Money ASAP?". It was published in Australian Opportunities Magazine, [...] pp 68-69. Copies can be obtained from me
for free by writing to [...]
Adrietius
Paul summarizes a lot of other books, by name. I would think those authors wouldn't be too happy having their books distilled into two paragraphs. I dunno, I just felt this book was pretty bland, once he says that you should invest your money in Vanguard Indexes (Look at me, I am turning into the author :D), he basically regurgitates that, and the advice of others for the rest of the book. He doesn't even tell you *how* to invest, just assumes you know how to invest in Indexes and tells you which he would pick. There's maybe a funny anecdote or two, but seriously, this book says one thing, then spends 200 pages beating you about the face with it, which sounds more interesting than it is; in reality it will put you to sleep.

This is not a book for a person that wants to *start* investing, he doesn't really tell you anything about starting, other than: 'start early!' I really wanted to like this book, but there was nothing useful for me; 200 pages that could be summarized in a paragraph.
Fenritaur
This was my first introduction to Lazy Portfolios and also the first book on investing that I've ever read (well, I actually listened to it with the Audible edition). There are many other books on index funds that are much better than this one, but this book introduced me to the concept of using just a few broad market index funds to build a lazy portfolio. For someone like me who has been clueless for years about investing for retirement, this book is a good first step towards correcting a retirement portfolio that has been cluttered with an excessive amount of poorly chosen actively managed funds. What I learned in this book made me curious to read more books about index funds and passive investing. I also bought the paperback edition, which is unabridged, for reference purposes, but I believe that listening to the abridged Audible edition is a better experience than reading the book cover to cover. You won't notice so much the repetitive message that other reviewers complain about in the printed edition of this book.
Olwado
So I had to buy this book for a senior level Finance class in college. I have since then graduated with a B.A. in Financial Economics and it is full of useless information like this book is.

Let me sum this book and any similarly titled book up for you. They just repeat themselves a million times. Its not horrible advice or anything, its just that its something you could google for yourself.

It does give some pretty decent advice, especially for anyone who finds themselves with a bunch of money and somehow doesn't know how to use it.

Basically buy mutual funds, but the ones that are free of fees or low cost (this is really important, people tend to forget that 2-5% in annual fees is a huge amount considering that 10% would be outrageously good in returns). I believe they recommend Vanguard funds, which from what I remember is what everyone always recommends. Buy them in at least 4 different funds linked to different things, and maybe 25% in bonds.

Don't buy individual stocks, don't watch your portfolio, the idea is basically that well diversified portfolios grow at an average of 10% per year if you average it over 10+ years. Its very good advice. The part I liekd the most was when the author explained that it is pointless to fret over "buying low, selling high," because when it all averages out it doesn't make a huge difference and its impossible to know when stuff is low or high anyways otherwise everyone would be rich.

So, don't expect any great secrets, but its an easy read, lots of repeated paragraphs, and some decent advice.

Also, remember that the whole annual 10% idea is based of historical averages, it does not necessarily say anything about the future.
Peles
This was a really insightful book about the finance industry! There are updated lazy portfolios online BTW, but after studying the what was out there I ended up going with a Vanguard retirement goal plan that automatically rebalances for you as you age. Even simpler!
interactive man
Excellent book and interesting strategies for building a solid diversified portfolio
Slowly writer
I still read this book and it works if you are lazy but want to break into the stock stuff but don't wonna put in the time this is the book to get...