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

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Previously published under the name of "Investment Policy", this title is intended to be simple, straightforward and concise. The challenge of investing is described, and reasons why most investors lose is suggested. Guidance on building an effective portfolio and formulating an investment program is offered.

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Praise for Winning the Loser's Game:

"This is by far the best book on investment policy and management."­­Peter Drucker

"Ellis has written a liberating book about investiing. Many people view their estate planning as a dirty secret they don't even share openly with themselves. This book will enable you to face your money matters squarely, with intelligence and vision, and help you create a plan that will increase the security and freedom of your later years."­­Byron R. Wien, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

"Ellis's earlier work was a 'must read' for professional portfolio managers. This clearly-written edition explores concepts essential to both institutional and individual investors. It is not a simplistic 'do-it-yourself' cookbook, but an elegant guide to investment truths and paradoxes."­­Abby Joseph Cohen, Stock Market Strategist and Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

"Charles Ellis lays out a series of simple principles which, if followed consistently, auger for success. In a highly entertaining way, he also offers not only a sound philosophy for investing, but also for life."­­Charles I. Clough, Jr., Corporate Strategy and Research, Merrill Lynch

"...Radical in its simplicity, Investors­­institutional and otherwise­­will find this jolt to their cherished beliefs refreshing."­­Adam Smith, Adam Smith's Money World

"...How to make your capital win for you in today's more challenging investment climate."­­Eric Miller, Chief Investment Officer, Research Department, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

"An outstanding guide for the individual investor, full of sound and useful advice for making one's way through the confusing maze of our contemporary financial world."­­William E. Simon, Former Secretary of the Treasury

About the Author:

Charles D. Ellis is managing partner of Greenwich Associates, the global leader in strategy consulting to professional financial service firms. The author of ten books and nearly 100 articles on investing, Ellis has taught the investment courses at both Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management. In addition to chairing AIMR--the investment management profession's worldwide association--he has served as a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy, overseer of the Stern Schools of Business at NYU, and director of the Harvard Business School. He is also a trustee and chair of the investment committee at Yale University.

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