Introducing the New IFA Condensed and Updated Small Book: Index Funds, The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors

The "Go-To" Handbook On Intelligent Investing

Mark Hebner is on a mission to change the way the world invests – by replacing speculation with education. His new book is a condensed, updated and revised version of his original Index Funds book. This small, compact, 5" x 7", 318-page handbook on intelligent investing addresses the financial behaviors of investors, the pitfalls of active investing, and the benefits of passive investing with index funds. This little gem packs hard data, visually attractive charts and graphs with more than 60 original oil paintings, nearly 40 unique portraits, and more than 120 color graphics, many portraying historic stock market data all the way back to 1928. This colorful and graphically pleasing book, complete with a Foreword by Harry Markowitz, is a quick, intelligent read and arguably the most artistic book ever written on investing.


E-book available for Kindle, iBook, and Nook.


What The Experts Are Saying

"Hebner gives us good advice presented in a very appealing manner. Index Funds remains one of the most valuable investment guides available."

— Burton G. Malkiel, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Princeton University and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Tenth Edition, 2011

"It is really beautiful and really well done. I plan to use it as a reference guide."

— David G. Booth

Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer,
Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc., Benefactor of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

"… as this book documents so well, a foolish attempt to beat the market and get rich quickly will make one’s broker rich and oneself much less so."
— Harry Markowitz, Ph.D.
Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor of Economics at the
University of California at San Diego, Rady School of Management

"This book is WONDERFUL!"

— Theodore R. Aronson
Founder of Aronson Johnson Ortiz, Institutional Investment Manager

Recommended Reading

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

To learn how to make index investing work for you, there’s no better mentor than legendary mutual fund industry veteran John C. Bogle. Over the course of his long career, Bogle—founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the world’s first index mutual fund—has relied primarily on index investing to help Vanguard’s clients build substantial wealth. Now, with The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, he wants to help you do the same.

Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing will show you how to incorporate this proven investment strategy into your portfolio. It will also change the very way you think about investing. Successful investing is not easy. (It requires discipline and patience.) But it is simple. For it’s all about common sense.


"...excellent advice in a concise and accessible manner."

The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2007

"It's hard to argue with the eloquent logic of John C. Bogle's latest ode to index funds...Bogle's 'Little Book' offers much exemplary advice."

Bloomberg News, April 2007

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Updated with a new chapter that draws on behavioral finance, the field that studies the psychology of investment decisions, here is the best-selling, authoritative, and gimmick-free guide to investing. Burton Malkiel evaluates the full range of investment opportunities, from stocks, bonds, and money markets to real estate investment trusts and insurance, home ownership, and tangible assets such as gold and collectibles. This edition includes new strategies for rearranging your portfolio for retirement, along with the book’s classic life-cycle guide to investing, which matches the needs of investors in any age bracket. A Random Walk Down Wall Street long ago established itself as a must-read, the first book to purchase before starting a portfolio. So whether you want to brief yourself on the ways of the market before talking to a broker or follow Malkiel’s easy steps to managing your own portfolio, this book remains the best investing guide money can buy.


"A classic, I know, but this preview is all about selling books and this one's already done more than a million copies... this has got to be the leading book in its field."

The Bookseller

"This revised new edition of the million-copy bestseller is updated with a new chapter on behavioural finance, and remains one of the best investment guides on the market... a must for students of economics."

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