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Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    Investment advice from a pro

    Although for many investors, the stock market is the only game in town, author David F. Swensen, the experienced manager of Yale University¿s endowment, suggests investing in logical low-cost, fair, nonprofit index funds that track the market closely. He advocates building a carefully balanced portfolio, and strongly recommends regular rebalancing. He comes to these conclusions based on his rigorous analysis of the returns achieved by a host of other investment media, especially mutual funds. In fact, he builds his investment guidebook around a scathing scolding of the mutual-fund industry, even though mutual funds also have strong supporters. getAbstract believes Swensen¿s counsel will be useful for individual investors who face a bewildering array of choices. In fact, if you had a rich uncle on Wall Street to advise you, he would probably echo much of Swensen¿s logical advice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2006

    down to earth, truthful and impartial

    Nice to see a book on this topic not selling a 'get rich quick' scheme. Great job at 'unmasking' what goes on in wall street and the way small investors are being overcharged (and sometimes flat-out robbed) by many firms. Swensen gives great advice on how to invest in order to maximize your expected returns. He offers (what after reading the book seems obvious) great tips on what type of investements to consider an how to organize a portfolio based on personal characteristics and goals. I think the book gets into a lot of unecessary/borring detail at points but it's a great read overall.

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