All About Asset Allocation, Second Edition

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Date

June 21, 2010

Format

Paperback, 336 pages

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ISBN

0071700781 / 9780071700788

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21.95



Overview


Main description

WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTING FOR YOUR FUTURE, THERE'S ONLY ONE SURE BET—ASSET ALLOCATION

THE EASY WAY TO GET STARTED
Everything You Need to Know About How To:

  • Implement a smart asset allocation strategy
  • Diversify your investments with stocks, bonds, real estate, and other classes
  • Change your allocation and lock in gains

Trying to outwit the market is a bad gamble. If you're serious about investing for the long run, you have to take a no-nonsense, businesslike approach to your portfolio. In addition to covering all the basics, this new edition of All About Asset Allocation includes timely advice on:

  • Learning which investments work well together and why
  • Selecting the right mutual funds and ETFs
  • Creating an asset allocation that’s right for your needs
  • Knowing how and when to change an allocation
  • Understanding target-date mutual funds

"All About Asset Allocation offers advice that is both prudent and practical--keep it simple, diversify, and, above all, keep your expenses low--from an author who both knows how vital asset allocation is to investment success and, most important, works with real people." -- John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO, The Vanguard Group

"With All About Asset Allocation at your side, you'll be executing a sound investment plan, using the best materials and wearing the best safety rope that money can buy." -- William Bernstein, founder, Effi cientFrontier.com, and author, The Intelligent Asset Allocator


Table of contents

Forward by William Bernstein; Preface and Acknowledgements; PART I – Asset Allocation Basics; Chapter 1. Planning for Investment Success; Chapter 2. Understanding Investment Risk; Chapter 3. Asset Allocation Explained; Chapter 4. Multi-asset Class Investing; PART II –Asset Class Selection; Chapter 5. A Framework for Investment Selection; Chapter 6. US Equity Investments; Chapter 7. International Equity Investments; Chapter 8. Fixed Income Investments; Chapter 9. Real Estate Investments; Chapter 10. Alternative Investments; PART III – Managing Your Portfolio; Chapter 11. Realistic Market Expectations; Chapter 12. Selecting Your Asset Allocation; Chapter 13. When to Change Your Asset Allocation (NEW CHAPTER); Chapter 14. How Behavior Affects Asset Allocation Decisions; Chapter 15. Portfolio Management Guidelines; Appendix; Glossary of Terms; Index


Author comments

Richard A. Ferri, CFA, is president and senior portfolio manager of Portfolio Solutions, LLC, and an adjunct professor of finance at Walsh College in Michigan. He is the author of Protecting Your Wealth in Good Times and Bad, All About Index Funds, and Serious Money: Straight Talk About Investing for Retirement. Ferri is regularly quoted in the media including the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Businessweek, and Forbes. He has appeared on many financial radio shows and television programs and is a frequent speaker at advisor industry events.





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