Of course, as soon as I say how simple my investing is I go and try to complicate it. I spent this weekend reading my new copy of The Intelligent Asset Allocator as part of my upcoming portfolio recontruction. Man, it is some dense stuff. Let’s just say it’s no Harry Potter.
In addition, for my portfolio research I will also be referring back to my two favorite investing books so far – The Four Pillars of Investing (same author) and A Random Walk Down Wall Street.
Finally, although I had hoped to get one gratis from the publisher *cough* *cough*, I went ahead and also bought a copy of the new book The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing, which is another book about creating a portfolio written by frequent contributors to the Vanguard Diehards forum. These guys know Vanguard funds like Homer Simpson knows donuts, so can’t leave them out.
Although the Diehards forum has some great information, it can be really difficult to navigate and find what you’re looking for. Which is why I’m glad the leaders of the board wrote this book – I even quoted one of the authors, Taylor Larimore, over a year ago when starting my quest for investing knowledge. JLP of AllThingsFinancial managed to get an interview with all the authors.