Winning the Loser's Game: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing, Seventh Edition

  • 4h 20m
  • Charles D. Ellis
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2017

The go-to guide for serious investors seeking long-term success, Winning the Loser’s Game explains clearly the all-important lessons learned over half a century working with the world’s leading investment experts.

Called “Wall Street’s wisest man” by Money magazine, Charles Ellis converts the expertise he has developed as a consultant to the world’s largest pension, endowment and sovereign wealth funds and as a teacher at Harvard, Yale and Princeton into candid, pithy, easy to use chapters on how to succeed as an investor.

This final edition of this popular book―it has already sold over 500,000 copies―is packed with important up to the minute facts and insights into&

  • Why indexing continues to out-perform “active” indexing.
  • Why fees are much higher than most of us realize.
  • How 401(k) plans can and should be modernized.
  • Why understanding behavioral economics is so important for all investors.

With Winning the Loser’s Game, you have anything you need to identify your unique investment objectives, develop a realistic and powerful investment program, and enjoy superior results.

In 2 – 3 hours of easy reading, you can have the same informed and candid advice that his clients gladly pay big fees to get from Charles Ellis. You’ll also have fun.

About the Author

CHARLES D. ELLIS advises institutions, wealthy families and governments around the world. Much in demand as a compelling speaker, he chaired the investment committee at Yale University and chairs Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

Ellis has taught the advanced investment courses at both Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management, written 17 books and well over 100 articles. Recognized as one of 12 leading contributors to the investment profession, he has chaired the CFA Institute and has served on over a dozen investment committees and as a director of Vanguard.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Loser's Game
  • The Winner's Game
  • Beating the Market
  • Mr. Market and Mr. Value
  • The Investor's Dream Team
  • Investor Risk and Behavioral Economics
  • Your “Unfair” Competitive Advantage—Indexing
  • The Paradox
  • Time
  • Returns
  • Investment Risks
  • Building Portfolios
  • Whole-Picture Finance
  • Why Policy Matters
  • Playing to Win
  • Challenges with Performance Measurement
  • The Dark Matter of Investing
  • Predicting the Market—Roughly
  • Individual Investors
  • Selecting Mutual Funds
  • Phooey on Phees!
  • Planning Your Play
  • Disaster Again and Again
  • Getting Right on 401(K) Plans
  • Endgame
  • Thoughts for the Wealthy
  • You are Now Good to Go!
  • Parting Thoughts