Free Book Download: Elements of Investing

Vanguard is offering a free PDF download of the recently published book Elements of Investing by Malkiel and Ellis. It looks like it might have been meant for Flagship members, but is currently open to everyone. From the Amazon reviews and table of contents, Elements of Investing is targeted at investing beginners, intended to provide a brief overview of basic investment principles like diversification and focusing on the long-term. Thanks to 2million for the tip.

Burton Malkiel is also the author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, the classic book that was the very first investing book I read when I started this blog in 2004. Perhaps his new book will be the start of a great financial revolution for you as well?


  1. Just heard an interview with Malkeil on Marketplace Weekend this morning. Thanks.

  2. The download button is disabled already…

  3. It worked for me, thanks for the heads up.

  4. Thanks! I just finished reading it today.

  5. still works for me. thank you!

  6. I guess its just my browser. Can someone email me this book? Thank you

  7. Still works for me in Chrome. More direct link here:

  8. Tynnisha says:

    Thanks! I’ll be looking over this! 🙂

  9. Great find. Thanks.

  10. nice book. easy to read and understand. thanks

  11. thanks! That looks like a good read.

  12. Darn! They fixed it.

    Can someone email me the book?

    I would greatly greatly greatly appreciate it.


  13. No mas. 🙁

    I was too late. It’s not available anymore.

  14. Can someone email me the book? THANKS

  15. Not to mooch but I missed this too – can someone please email it to me: I’ll pay it forward 🙂

  16. Winning the Loser’s game by Ellis was a great book as well. He is extremely well respected in the institutional investment community.

  17. Ahhh – I was halfway through this book and then I accidentally hit the back button on my web browser. When I went forward again I found it was gone. 🙁

    Can anyone help me out? dsm_vice AT yahoo DOT com.

    Thanks. 🙂

  18. hey I’d appreciate it if I can get a link to this pdf – thank you

  19. someone please email me the pdf,

    iakona85 AT google dot COM

  20. Danielle says:

    Will someone kindly email me a pdf copy too? (monpoints at gmail dot com) Thanks!

  21. Can someone please post this to a file sharing website and share the link? Or, email it to me “alansekula” at gmail (dot) com

  22. Could someone please mail me a copy (snowpyh AT Thanks a lot!

  23. Could someone send me a copy please? My email address is Thanks!

  24. I missed it too. Could someone please forward me a copy to . If the file is larger than the email restrictions please send it thru . I will pay it forward.

  25. Hello,

    Apparently this offer is no longer available so I’m hoping someone could email me a copy of it. It would be greatly appreciated! TylerDickie11 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Thanks greatly,



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