The Elements of Investing

Submitted by Jon Freeman

“The Elements of Investing” is a simple guide that provides the reader with different investment principles. This book has a main goal: to teach the principles of investing in the same manner that Professor William Strunk Jr. once taught composition to students at Harvard University, using his classic book, “The Elements of Style.” The Elements of Investing hacks away at some of the over thinking so predominant in the hyperactive thought patterns of many investors. The authors of this book, Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis, offer investors a set of simple but powerful thoughts on how to win the investing game by not losing.

Some topics touched upon in the book include:

Big Ways to Save
Small Saving Tips
Diversify Across Markets
Minimize Costs
Assett Allocation
Investing in Retirement
Dollar Cost Averaging
Save on Taxes Legally

To find more information about managing your finances feel free to take a look at the Gwinnett Library’s Personal Finance GCPL Guide