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Winning the Loser’s Game, 6th edition: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing by Charles Ellis

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CHAPTER 5THE INVESTOR’S DREAM TEAM

THE LARGEST PART OF ANY PORTFOLIO’S TOTAL LONG-TERM returns will come from the simplest investment decision—and by far the easiest to implement: buying the market by investing in index funds. If, like most investors, your instinct is to say, “Oh no! I don’t want to settle for average. I want to beat the market!” we may think quietly to ourselves, “Alas, here’s another Walter Mitty fantasizing that he’ll beat the pros,” but we’ll still offer you the help you’ll need. We’ll offer you your investor’s dream team.

If you could have anyone—and everyone—you wanted as colleague-investors working with you all day every day, which great investors would you include on your investor’s dream team?

Warren Buffett? Done deal. ...

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