The Elements of Investing has a single-minded goal: to teach the principles of investing in the same pared-to-bone manner that Professor William Strunk Jr. once taught composition to students at Harvard, using his classic little book, The Elements of Style. With great daring, Ellis and Malkiel imagined their own Little Red Schoolhouse course in investing for every investor around the world--and then the audio book. The objective is the bantam weight champion of investing books for individual investors: a fighting machine, like Rocky, prepared to go toe-to-toe with Benjamin Graham's nemesis, the indominitable Mr. Market. The Elements of Investing hacks away at all the overtrading and overthinking so predominant in the hyperactive thought patterns of the average investor. Malkiel and Ellis offer investors a set of timeless thoughts on how to challenge Mr. Market at his own game, and win by not losing. All the essential rules and principles are dancing here on the head of a pin.