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Online explaination of basic investing principals

Post by tc101 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:26 pm

Some time back I asked for recommendations for the simplest book that explains the investing principals we talk about here. However, I think the basics of the investing principals of indexing, low costs, diversification and rebalanceing that we talk about here could be explained in a just few pages. Can you recommend some place online that has a good basic explaination of the Boglehead principals?

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Post by WiseNLucky » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:46 pm

Even though Diehard investing is pretty simple, I don't know if sufficient information can be contained in only a few pages to cover the topic.

I haven't read it in a while, but I remember liking Frank Armstrong's online book when I read it some time back. If you are trying to avoid the cost of buying a book, this one is free.

I have a small library but I wouldn't trade my books for anything. I think the entire books are necessary to properly explain the underlying principles.
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Post by tc101 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:08 pm

The cost of the book is not important. The problem is getting an older person who is a slow reader to spend the time with a whole book.

I took a look at the link livesoft posted to:
http://investingessentials.blogspot.com/
I think that is just what I need. I will also take a look at the online book.

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Post by CABob » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:39 pm

It's more than a couple of pages, but you might consider Rick Ferrri's book Serious Money which is online at http://www.portfoliosolutions.com/v2/ma ... riousmoney

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Post by chaz » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:20 pm

Go to the library on this forum and read Taylor Larimore's Gems, which are important selections from many of the terrific books.
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Post by sterjs » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:49 pm

FundAdvice Perfect Portfolio

This was the first article I read on investing--very good introduction.

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