Rational Investing in Irrational Times

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Rational Investing in Irrational Times: How to Avoid the Costly Mistakes Even Smart People Make Today

Rational Investing in Irrational Times is a timely new handbook for every investor today. Using a question and answer format, it identifies the many mistakes even the smartest investors make whether markets are strong or troublesome. Unlike most investment books, Rational Investing in Irrational Times further shows how investment performance can be greatly improved by building a globally diversified portfolio of passive index funds and ETFs consisting of multiple asset classes.

Praise for Rational Investing in Irrational Times

"Larry Swedroe's fine new book will help you to avoid the potholes that permeate the road to investment success."

John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Funds

"Whether readers have a few thousand dollars or many millions to invest, they can profit from Swedroe's suggestions."

John Biggs, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for TIAA-CREF

"Swedroe possesses the ability to set long-term investors on the straight and narrow path towards a successful investment experience."

Dan Wheeler, Director, Global Financial Advisor Services

"Swedroe is a great resource for the individual investor struggling to comprehend the effect of the efficient market hypothesis."

Ken French, Nanyang Technological University; Professor of Finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management

"Swedroe distills the concepts of free markets into a form in which all individual investors can understand and benefit."

Rex Sinquefield, Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors

"Swedroe offers a concise, understandable guide to diversification."

David Booth, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

"Swedroe shines a light on the human behaviors that lead investors to make short-term investment decisions."

Weston Wellington, Vice President Dimensional Fund Advisors

"Swedroe explains in clear, easily understood language, how we unknowingly use investing techniques that guarantee below-average returns."

Taylor Larimore, Former Chief of S. Florida Financial Division, U.S. Small Business Administration

"This book contains a wealth of solid information...and should definitely be part of every investor's library."

Mel Lindauer, Forum Leader, Morningstar Diehards Forum

"Larry's latest book is a must-read for everyone from the first time investor to the most experienced Financial Advisor."

Michael F. Lane, Director, TIAA-CREF Advisor Services

"An important book at a critical time. A masterpiece that gets us to focus on what matters most of all."

Bill Schultheis, author of The Coffeehouse Investor

"A must-read for serious investors. Compelling, concise, clear, and lucid. investors from neophytes to grizzled veterans will benefit."

Frank Armstrong, author of Investment Strategies for the 21st Century and The Informed Investor