Introduction The Elements of Investing is obviously about investing. This is the updated version in 2013. The first edition was published in 2010. The authors aim to provide individual investors the basic principles for a lifetime of success in saving and investing. Authors Burton G. Malkiel is an American economist and writer. He is the Chemical Bank Emeritus Chairman’s Professor of Economics at Princetown University. He has served several roles related to his expertise in government, universities and major corporations. Charles D. Ellis is a consultant to large public and private institutional investors. He is the founder of Greenwich Associates, an international business strategy consulting firm. He has served as a board member, chair of committees, director and trustee of several different organizations. Mr Ellis is also a prolific author, with 17 books under his belt. Content The Elements of Investing has an introduction, 6 chapters, and a summary chapter. There is a preface for this second edition by George U. “Gus” Sauter, ex-Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Vanguard and foreword of the first edition by David F. Swensen, CIO of Yale University. Chapter 1 is Save. This chapter is about the preliminary step before we can start to invest….