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ETFs and Indexing: A simple and Powerful Investment Tool


Author: Benchmark Asset Management Company PVT.LTD

Publisher: Network 18 Publications, New Delhi, India

Year Printed: 2009

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: Good

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Pages: 134

Height: 9.2 inches

Width: 6.2 inches


"After twenty years of watching investment practioners dance around the fire shaking their feathered sticks, I observe that far too many of their patients die and that the turnover of medicine men is rather high. There must be a better way. And there is!" [Index Funds] - John C. Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group. pg. 8

"The only way to beat 'beat an index' is to invest in something other than the index. Why would you, when the only source of long-term risk and return data IS the index? Since you can't beat the index, be the index." - Mark Hebner, Founder, Index Funds Advisors, Inc. pg. 11.

"Most investors, both institutional and individual, will find the best way to own common stocks is through an index funds that charges minimal fees. Those following this path are sure to beat the net results (after fees and expenses) delivered by the great majority of investment professionals." - Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and legendary American Investor. pg. 15.

"Most of the mutual fund investments I have are index funds, approximately 75%." - Charles R. Schwab, founder and CEO of the Charles Schwab Corporation. pg. 25

"The easiest and surest way for a fund to achieve the top quartile in investment performance among peer funds is to achieve the bottom quartile in expenses." - John Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group. pg. 30

"Question: So investors shouldn't delude themselves about beating the market? Answer: "They're just not going to do it. It's just not going to happen." - Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2002. pg. 32