Stocks for the Long Run

Title: Stocks for the Long Run: The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long-Term Investment Strategies

Author: Jeremy J. Siegel

Editor: McGraw-Hill Education

Year: 2014 (5th Edition)

Year of first edition: 2002

Rating: 4,5 / 5

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Main topic: Guide to Stock Market Investing.

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About The Author

Jeremy Siegel, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School professor, is one of leading expert of Contemporary Financial Market and senior investment strategy adviser to WisdomTree Investments Inc. He appears regularly on networks including CNN, CNBC and NPR, and writes regular columns for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Yahoo Finance. 

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Highland Park High School. He majored in mathematics and economics as an undergraduate at Columbia University and obtained a Ph.D. from MIT in 1971.

Siegel is the author of several trade books, including Stock for the Long Run which is his best known and most appreciated book. [1]


Essential reading for every investor and advisor who wants to fully understand the forces that move the markets, Stocks for the Long Run provides the most complete summary available of historical trends that will help the reader to develop a sound and profitable long-term portfolio.

This new edition of Stocks for the Long Run answers all the important questions of today: How did the crisis alter the financial markets and the future of stock returns? What are the sources of long-term economic growth? How does the Central Bank really impact investing decisions?

Well researched and supported by decades of data, this book deserves to be read because it contains a lot of information useful to better understand the Market. If you would like to invest in the Stock Market but you don't feel confident about it, this book may help you to evaluate this possibility because it proves that stocks historically have provided higher returns with approximatively less risk than other asset classes for the patient investor with a long time horizon.

Thanks to this book, the reader will be able to:

  • understand the Market Cycle,

  • understand the similarities between Financial crises,

  • better understand the Financial Crisis of 2008,

  • analyze the development projections of Emerging Economies,

  • better evaluate long-term Stock Market investments,

  • understand Risk, Return and Portfolio Allocation,

  • understand American Stock Indexes,

  • value KPI to long-term investment,

  • understand the different approaches between Long and Short Run.

We believe this is a very informative book that gives the reader a deep appreciation of the historical returns on stock and bonds, and it deserves to be read to better understand the Financial Market, before, during and after investing.

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