Your Complete Guide to Index Investing with Dan Bortolotti
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To be a successful Couch Potato, it’s important to understanding both the theory and practice of index investing. Here are some recommended books to help you on your investment journey.

To be a successful Couch Potato, it’s important to understanding both the theory and practice of index investing. Here are some recommended books to help you on your investment journey.


Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original and Occasionally Hilarious Introduction to the World of Personal Finance (Paperback)


by Robert Brown (Redford Enterprises, 2014). Before you rush out and start buying ETFs, take a step back and consider your larger financial picture. This entertaining book is an ideal place for young investors to begin their journey. It explains the most important ideas in personal finance in a witty and engaging way.
New From: CDN$ 19.75 CAD In Stock
buy now

Stop Over-Thinking Your Money!: The Five Simple Rules Of Financial Success (Paperback)


by Preet Banerjee (Penguin, 2014). One of the biggest obstacles for new investors is analysis paralysis. Banerjee explains why you should look after the most important pieces of your financial life (including a savings plan, insurance and low-cost investing) before tackling the small details that lead to procrastination.
New From: CDN$ 16.20 CAD In Stock
buy now

The Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of Investing (Paperback)


by John Robertson (Blessed By the Potato, second edition 2018) If you understand the theory of indexing and need help putting it into practice, this book includes step-by-step instructions for implementing DIY index portfolios with Tangerine Investment Funds, TD e-Series funds and ETFs, all of which are options in my own model portfolios.
New From: CDN$ 19.31 CAD In Stock
buy now

A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan (Hardcover)


by Ben Carlson (Wiley, 2014). An experienced portfolio manager explains how most investors are their own worst enemy and “why simplicity trumps complexity in any investment plan.” See my review for more.
New From: CDN$ 33.14 CAD In Stock
buy now

Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (Paperback)


by Andrew Hallam (Wiley, second edition 2017). Hallam was a highly successful stock picker, but that wasn’t the main reason he was able to amass a million-dollar portfolio. The blogger and schoolteacher explains why frugal living, diligent saving, and a diversified portfolio of index funds are the real keys to building wealth. See my review for more.
New From: CDN$ 23.38 CAD In Stock
buy now

The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy...and Get on With Your Life (Paperback)


by Alexander Green (Wiley, 2010). Green made his fortune as a Wall Street stock picker and he believes that active investors can beat the market. But he argues passionately that individual investors are wasting their time if they try, because the vast majority will fail. A refreshing, practical perspective on index investing. See my review for details.
New From: CDN$ 21.45 CAD In Stock
buy now

The Power of Passive Investing: More Wealth with Less Work (Hardcover)


by Richard A. Ferri (Wiley, 2010). Ferri takes a comprehensive look at the active-versus-passive debate and makes a compelling case that indexing is most likely to lead to investor success.
New From: CDN$ 31.67 CAD In Stock
buy now

The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing (Hardcover)


by Larry Swedroe (Bloomberg Press, 2010). One of the most ardent advocates of passive investing makes his own case, citing decades of academic research that show why outperforming the market is so difficult.
New From: CDN$ 29.91 CAD In Stock
buy now

A Random Walk Down Wall Street Tenth Edition: The Time-tested Strategy For Successful Investing (Paperback)


by Burton Malkiel (Norton, 10th edition 2012). First published in 1973, this classic by one of the earliest proponents of the indexing strategy was among the first to expose the folly of technical analysis, stock picking and market timing: “It is clear that if there are exceptional financial managers, they are very rare, and there is no way of telling in advance who they will be.”
New From: CDN$ 28.95 CAD In Stock
buy now

All About Asset Allocation, Second Edition (Paperback)


by Richard A. Ferri (McGraw Hill, second edition 2010). Choosing the right asset allocation is probably the most important investment decision you’ll make. Ferri explains correlation, diversification, risk premiums and the efficient frontier—all concepts that are at the heart of the indexing strategy.
New From: CDN$ 25.53 CAD In Stock
buy now

Wealthing Like Rabbits: An Original and Occasionally Hilarious Introduction to the World of Personal Finance (Paperback)


by Robert Brown (Redford Enterprises, 2014). Before you rush out and start buying ETFs, take a step back and consider your larger financial picture. This entertaining book is an ideal place for young investors to begin their journey. It explains the most important ideas in personal finance in a witty and engaging way.
New From: CDN$ 19.75 CAD In Stock
buy now

Stop Over-Thinking Your Money!: The Five Simple Rules Of Financial Success (Paperback)


by Preet Banerjee (Penguin, 2014). One of the biggest obstacles for new investors is analysis paralysis. Banerjee explains why you should look after the most important pieces of your financial life (including a savings plan, insurance and low-cost investing) before tackling the small details that lead to procrastination.
New From: CDN$ 16.20 CAD In Stock
buy now

The Value of Simple: A Practical Guide to Taking the Complexity Out of Investing (Paperback)


by John Robertson (Blessed By the Potato, second edition 2018) If you understand the theory of indexing and need help putting it into practice, this book includes step-by-step instructions for implementing DIY index portfolios with Tangerine Investment Funds, TD e-Series funds and ETFs, all of which are options in my own model portfolios.
New From: CDN$ 19.31 CAD In Stock
buy now
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A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan (Hardcover)


by Ben Carlson (Wiley, 2014). An experienced portfolio manager explains how most investors are their own worst enemy and “why simplicity trumps complexity in any investment plan.” See my review for more.
New From: CDN$ 33.14 CAD In Stock
buy now

Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (Paperback)


by Andrew Hallam (Wiley, second edition 2017). Hallam was a highly successful stock picker, but that wasn’t the main reason he was able to amass a million-dollar portfolio. The blogger and schoolteacher explains why frugal living, diligent saving, and a diversified portfolio of index funds are the real keys to building wealth. See my review for more.
New From: CDN$ 23.38 CAD In Stock
buy now

The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy...and Get on With Your Life (Paperback)


by Alexander Green (Wiley, 2010). Green made his fortune as a Wall Street stock picker and he believes that active investors can beat the market. But he argues passionately that individual investors are wasting their time if they try, because the vast majority will fail. A refreshing, practical perspective on index investing. See my review for details.
New From: CDN$ 21.45 CAD In Stock
buy now
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The Power of Passive Investing: More Wealth with Less Work (Hardcover)


by Richard A. Ferri (Wiley, 2010). Ferri takes a comprehensive look at the active-versus-passive debate and makes a compelling case that indexing is most likely to lead to investor success.
New From: CDN$ 31.67 CAD In Stock
buy now

The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing (Hardcover)


by Larry Swedroe (Bloomberg Press, 2010). One of the most ardent advocates of passive investing makes his own case, citing decades of academic research that show why outperforming the market is so difficult.
New From: CDN$ 29.91 CAD In Stock
buy now

A Random Walk Down Wall Street Tenth Edition: The Time-tested Strategy For Successful Investing (Paperback)


by Burton Malkiel (Norton, 10th edition 2012). First published in 1973, this classic by one of the earliest proponents of the indexing strategy was among the first to expose the folly of technical analysis, stock picking and market timing: “It is clear that if there are exceptional financial managers, they are very rare, and there is no way of telling in advance who they will be.”
New From: CDN$ 28.95 CAD In Stock
buy now
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All About Asset Allocation, Second Edition (Paperback)


by Richard A. Ferri (McGraw Hill, second edition 2010). Choosing the right asset allocation is probably the most important investment decision you’ll make. Ferri explains correlation, diversification, risk premiums and the efficient frontier—all concepts that are at the heart of the indexing strategy.
New From: CDN$ 25.53 CAD In Stock
buy now