Follow the Fed to Investment Success: The Effortless Strategy to Beating Wall Street

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After many years as a successful Wall Street insider, Doug Roberts discovered something that would forever change the way he looked at investing. During his time on "the Street," he began to notice that small and mid-sized companies prospered when the Federal Reserve Bank made it easier for them to borrow money. Conversely, he saw that those same companies struggled when the Fed made it more difficult to borrow. However, large companies didn't seem to have these problems and ...

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Overview

After many years as a successful Wall Street insider, Doug Roberts discovered something that would forever change the way he looked at investing. During his time on "the Street," he began to notice that small and mid-sized companies prospered when the Federal Reserve Bank made it easier for them to borrow money. Conversely, he saw that those same companies struggled when the Fed made it more difficult to borrow. However, large companies didn't seem to have these problems and continued to expand all the time.

Through years of research and analysis, Roberts found that there's a direct correlation between stock market performance and the actions of the Federal Reserve Bank. He went on to prove his theory by testing it back to the Crash of 1929. In watching how the Fed influenced the availability of money and credit—and simply shifting funds between large and small stocks as little as one to two times per year—Roberts was able to outperform the S&P 500 as well as the vast majority of mutual funds. He continued to develop a system based on these findings, adding a few more measures to enhance its performance, and his Follow the Fed® strategy was born.

Now, in Follow the Fed to Investment Success, Roberts skillfully outlines this proven approach, takes you step by step through implementing his strategy, and reveals how easy it can be to create true wealth in today's market. Roberts also offers brief, but fascinating insights into the creation of the Federal Reserve and how it works.

Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this engaging guide will change the way you think about your money and your future, as it:

  • Discusses the best ways to integrate the Follow the Fed strategy into your own portfolio, even if you are limited to a 401(k) or other retirement vehicles
  • Presents twenty-two essential lessons that will help you navigate today's dynamic investment environment, while taking back control of your money and your life
  • Offers an insider's look at how Wall Street works and why the odds have been stacked against you
  • And much more

For those who want to build true wealth in today's markets, Follow the Fed to Investment Success offers an easy-to-understand approach to investing that anyone can implement—with little effort and even less time.

Don't forget to visit www.FollowtheFedtheBook.com for frequent updates and news, as well as supporting material for this title.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470226490
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/2/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas S. Roberts is the founder and Chief Investment Strategist of the Channel Capital Research Institute (www.ChannelCapitalResearch.com). He is a contributor to AOL's Money & Finance section and is frequently called upon by the media as an expert on the Federal Reserve Bank. Roberts was a vice president and portfolio manager at Bernstein Investment Management as well as research and managing director of the Roberts Mitani Group—a New York merchant bank specializing in the investment of capital from Japan and East Asia. Roberts began his career with the Morgan Stanley Group, working in the corporate finance department in both the New York and London offices. He earned a BS and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1. Where Are the Customers' Yachts?

A Typical Investor's Experience with Wall Street.

Chapter 2. A Wall Street Insider's Story.

My Search for True Investment Outperformance.

Chapter 3. What the Robber Barons Can Teach Us.

Chapter 4. The Federal Reserve – The Robber Baron of Modern Times.

Chapter 5. The Edge: Don't Bet Against the House.

Chapter 6. The 10 Essentials (Plus a Bonus).

Requirements for Success with Follow the Fed.

Chapter 7. The Secret to Beating the Market: Small Stocks.

Chapter 8. The Catch with Small Stocks.

Chapter 9. The Big Question – Why Do Small Stocks Outperform?

Chapter 10. Proving the Follow the Fed® Formula for Small Stocks

Chapter 11. Follow the Fed: The Easy Strategy for True Wealth® Step-By-Step Instructions.

Implementing the Standard Strategy in Your Own Portfolio.

Chapter 12. How to Use Follow the Fed for All Types of Investments.

Chapter 13. Advanced Follow the Fed Strategies.

Chapter 14. In Conclusion.

Appendix. The Workings of the Federal Reserve System.

Glossary.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2008

    Thank You, Doug Roberts!

    I always knew that Wall Street 'experts' were making a fortune for giving us mediocre advice, and that their incentives were not in our best interest. Not only does 'Follow the Fed' explain why this happens, but offers a unique and easy way to invest that beats these so-called experts. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Investing Simplified

    Mr. Roberts' simple but effective strategy for investing is outlined in an easy to understand format. I would recommend using the associated website to help you get started with this 'can't miss' investment program.

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