Investment Quiz: Who Said It?

Last Updated Jul 6, 2011 11:57 AM EDT

While following the financial media often results in bad decisions for your portfolio, every so often you can find great nuggets about the right way to invest. Today, we'll see if you can identify who said some of my favorite quotes. The answers to each question are found on the subsequent page.

Take the quiz and let me know your score in the comments section. We'll have a drawing to give away a couple copies of my book The Quest for Alpha, which contains many more admissions and quotes from leading people in the fields of finance and investing. We'll pick the winners on Monday.

1. Capital gains taxes, when combined with transactions costs and fees, make indexing profoundly advantaged.

  1. Ken French, professor of finance at Dartmouth
  2. Ted Aronson, founder of institutional money manager Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz
  3. John Bogle, founder of Vanguard
  4. William Bernstein, author of The Four Pillars of Investing
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