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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeremy J. Siegel Narrator: James Lurie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780739317341
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The new paradigm for investing and building wealth in the twenty-first century. The Future for Investors reveals new strategies that take advantage of the dramatic changes and opportunities that will appear in world markets.

Jeremy Siegel, one of the world’s top investing experts, has taken a long, hard, and in-depth look at the market and the stocks that investors should acquire to build long-term wealth. His surprising finding is that the new technologies, expanding industries, and fast-growing countries that stockholders relentlessly seek in the market often lead to poor returns. In fact, growth itself can be an investment trap, luring investors into overpriced stocks and overly competitive industries.

The Future for Investors shatters conventional wisdom and provides a framework for picking stocks that will be long-term winners. While technological innovation spurs economic growth, it has not been kind to investors. Instead, companies that have marketed tried-and-true products for decades in slow-growth or even declining industries have superior returns to firms that develop “the bold and the new.” Industry sectors many regard as dinosaurs—railroads and oil companies, for example—have actually beat the market.

Professor Siegel presents these strategies within the context of the coming shift in global economic power and the demographic age wave that will sweep the United States, Europe, and Japan. Contrary to the popular belief that these economic and demographic trends doom investors to poor returns, Professor Siegel explains the True New Economy and how to take advantage of the coming surge in invention, discovery, and economic growth.

The faster the world changes, the more important it is for investors to heed the lessons of the past and find the tried-and-true companies that can help you beat the market and prosper in the years ahead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Siegel thinks about the future in a unique and original way, with insightful thoughts about the broad sweep of history as well as hard-headed investment analysis. Robert Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance and The New Financial Order
  • The ‘Wizard of Wharton’ weighs in on the markets ahead. . . . Deeply committed to understanding the macro-financial sector and its constant change has made him an outstanding teacher for [those] who hunger for his brand of forward-looking economics as they apply to the markets. Stocks, Futures & Options magazine, September 2004
  • Jeremy Siegel’s lively new book is much more than a typical Siegelian guide to asset allocation. It is a masterful, provocative, fact-stuffed, commonsense, and creative guide to profitable stock-picking strategies. Even the most cynical and experienced investors will gain from reading Siegel’s latest contribution to their well-being. Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
  • Jeremy Siegel is a wise man and an astute observer of the ever-changing investment universe. The Future for Investors is essential for the professional and serious amateur investor to navigate the new era. Barton M. Biggs, managing partner, Traxis Partners 
  • The professor who taught America to love stocks in the 1990s is as optimistic as ever. But he’s added a new twist to his theory: Get dividends. Money magazine, December 2004  
  • Jeremy Siegel has done us a great service with his superb work. While no one can predict the future of stocks with certainty, Siegel’s analysis marks the verdict of history: the triumph of the shareholder over the shareflipper, the investor over the speculator, the builder over the gambler. Strong conclusions, good writing, and a refreshing message make this a compelling and important book to read. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and co-author of Built to Last

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 11/23/2012

    " He really pounds the point again and again and again. Seems like a pretty good point. A little contradictory at times, as all economics seem to be, but he answered many questions that I had about investing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/10/2011

    " Stocks are the low risk investment (w/ a long time horizon) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 7/8/2010

    " Perfect companion to Jim Cramer's Real Money. Whereas Cramer touts a "growth" approach to evaluating stocks, Siegle espouses more of a "value" approach. I believe you have to read these two together to get a complete picture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 2/5/2010

    " Focus on large cap stocks that consistently outperform expectations. Think industry leaders in unsexy industries that have earnings and dividends. Cigarettes, oil, consumer staples. Unfortunately, there is an element of looking back and picking winners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 11/26/2009

    " if i had invested $1000 when i was born, i would be millionaire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 10/28/2009

    " One line summary: Invest in dividend paying stocks. They win. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie B | 9/27/2008

    " Best investment book out right now. Very interesting and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 9/3/2008

    " If you want to understand the ins and outs of the stock market, including what to expect in the future, read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Santillan | 1/5/2008

    " This is a great investment book that makes you feel smart reading it. A revised edition comes out every few years. Beginning investors make feel ignorant at times reading it, but that's what this book is for!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 6/15/2007

    " Great book, it really helped me to focus on investing and not on picking stocks. Great detail about why stocks are good, and diversification. At the end of the book you are wondering which specific investments, his next book covers that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gelena | 6/1/2007

    " This is a practical guide to investing... a handbook essentially that offers timeless investing advice. "

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About the Author

Jeremy J. Siegel is the Russell E. Palmer Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Siegel received his PhD in economics from M.I.T. and is the author of the classic and influential Stocks for the Long Run. Professor Siegel writes and lectures about the economy and financial markets and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, NPR, and other networks. He is a regular columnist for Kiplinger’s and has contributed op-eds and articles to the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Financial Times, and other national and international news media.

About the Narrator

James Lurie has worked for the biggest companies in the news, entertainment, and advertising businesses. He has an eclectic background; he has been a musician, a writer, and a doctoral candidate in Chinese history. He has been an audiobook narrator and even been the voice of a talking gasoline pump. As an actor he has had recurring roles on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Law & Order, Picket Fences, and As the World Turns, to name but a few, and he won a Dramalogue Award in Los Angeles for his stage work.