Books Introducing the New IFA Condensed and Updated Book — Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors The "Go-To" Handbook On Intelligent Investing Mark Hebner is on a mission to change the way the world invests — by replacing speculation with education. With that in mind, this little gem packs hard data and hundreds of unique and colorful paintings, charts and graphs portraying historic stock market data all the way back to 1928. This is a quick, intelligent read and arguably the most artistic book ever written on investing. What The Experts Are Saying "Hebner gives us good advice presented in a very appealing manner. Index Funds remains one of the most valuable investment guides available." - Burton G. Malkiel, Ph.D. Professor of Economics, Princeton University and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Tenth Edition, 2011 "It is really beautiful and really well done. I plan to use it as a reference guide." - David G. Booth Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc., Benefactor of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business "… as this book documents so well, a foolish attempt to beat the market and get rich quickly will make one's broker rich and oneself much less so." - Harry Markowitz, Ph.D. Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor of Economics at the University of California at San Diego, Rady School of Management "This book is WONDERFUL!" - Theodore R. Aronson Founder of Aronson Johnson Ortiz, Institutional Investment Manager Recommended Reading These books were among the many books used in the development of the investment strategies of Index Fund Advisors. The first book summarizes what is found in most of the books below it. The lack of reading these books is at the heart of the failure of investors. Robbing You Blind by Mark Dempsey "Merrill Lynch's employees lied to clients" Protecting Your Money from Wall Street's Hidden Costs and Half-Truths: Moneymaking Strategies for Today's Investor by Mark Dempsey. Once a high flyer at a major brokerage, he now says he succeeded only by cajoling clients into purchases that helped him meet sales goals" If the average investor only knew what really goes on behind the scenes with their money they'd think differently about having us manage it." Related Story. Broker Chat - Whistle Blower How the Really Smart Money Invests (VHS Video) Society improves through academia, yet, sadly, many people make investment decisions based on the appeal of a slick marketing campaign or a well-produced television commercial. The key to successful investing is to harness the meaningful research conducted by the brightest minds in academia and develop a conviction driven relationship that helps to guide the investment process. VHS Video Prudent Investor's Guide to Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game by Bowen & Goldie Shows individual investors how to achieve superior returns through state-of-the-art asset allocation strategies. The book explains how investors can use mutual funds to create a portfolio that achieves their financial goals and earn the maximum return for a given amount of risk.