The Common Sense of Money and Investments

These days, small investors are bombarded with advice from all sides-television, radio, the daily press, and now, the Internet. One key question is how to separate the sensible from the spurious. The Common Sense of Money and Investments has stood the test of time. Originally published in 1924, it was recently reissued after more than three-quarters of a century.

Written by Merryle Stanley Rukeyser, a leading financial journalist who was respected as a market observer until his death in 1988, The Common Sense of Money and Investments conveys the charm of early twentieth century writing, while rendering counsel that is still timely on a wide range of investor concerns.

Topics cover the fundamentals, such as deciding when to save and when to spend, how to pick stocks, how to avoid “get-rich-quick” schemes, and how to choose an honest broker. On these basic investment subjects, Rukeyser’s voice is unique and his advice sound.

Endorsed by celebrated investor Warren Buffett, The Common Sense of Money and Investments proves the adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Though financial markets have undergone colossal changes--unimaginable when the book was written--human nature remains the same and money still follows its own laws.


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