The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

Background of Reading - Stress Test Personally, I am interested in stock markets. I keep reading books to know more how it works and how to make money from it. But there are things that I can't know. Stress Test tells you what happen in the Financial Crises at 2008 and how US Government trying hard to fix the finance system. It is from the point of view of the Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner. Review - Stress Test This is how Warren Buffett rates Stress Test, "Sensational .. Tim's book will forever be the definitive work on what causes financial panics." Yes, my feeling of reading the book is the same, sensational. It tells me a lot more than just dramatic pitch from those medias. If you have any question, feel free to email me at I will try my best to answer your.

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing


“The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” is an interesting book. It talks about common sense in investment. It also emphasis that investing in S&P 500 index fund is a much better choice than looking for a fund manager who can’t grow your investment by 10% annually.


The book is written in a humor style, at the same time, it points out something nonsense but most of the people are following.

It starts with a parable and few stories, then following up with technical concerns like:

  1. Considering taxes?
  2. Following winners?
  3. Which funds to select?
  4. Seeking professional?

Last part is giving you some suggestions on what you should do if you are into investment.


The book is classified as Investment and Finance in my blog.

About Author

JOHN C. BOGLE is founder of the Vanguard Group, Inc., and President of its Bogle Financial Markets Research Center. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as chairman and chief executive officer until 1996 and senior chairman until 2000. In 1999, Fortune magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the four “Investment Giants” of the twentieth century; in 2004, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most powerful and influential people, and Institutional Investor presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.


I bought this book, “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing”, because I want to know more investment strategies and buying index funds is one of them. The name of the book is catchy and hence, it is on my bookshelf.

Honestly, I felt bad when I was reading this book, “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing”. Because I should have read this way earlier in my life. The content is so reasonable and it is just “common sense”.

It tells you the fact on how to perform way better than 80% of investors on the market but simply buying classic index funds. It sounds crazy but the author, John C. Bogle, proofs himself.

Thank you for reading this post and I hope you enjoy it. 😀
If you have any question, feel free to email me at I will try my best to answer your. 

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