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The Forever Portfolio: How to Pick Stocks That You Can Hold for the Long Run

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How to find companies with high long-term value by understanding key trends

Warren Buffett once said that his favorite holding period for a stock is ?forever.? Now James Altucher shows how to find ?forever? stocks?ones you can safely buy and hold for at least twenty years. These companies will profit from broad demographic trends and can ride out any short-term market fluctuations. 

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Overview

How to find companies with high long-term value by understanding key trends

Warren Buffett once said that his favorite holding period for a stock is “forever.” Now James Altucher shows how to find “forever” stocks—ones you can safely buy and hold for at least twenty years. These companies will profit from broad demographic trends and can ride out any short-term market fluctuations. 

For instance, Altucher says it’s smart to invest in:
Obesity: 33 billion dollars are spent each year on services for the obese Dirty Water: Developing countries are finding it much harder to deliver clean water to their growing populations, and companies that sell clean water treatment technologies will thrive Luxury: The rich are recession-proof, and the stocks of luxury producers make a great hedge against any slowdown in the global economy

The Forever Portfolio shows investors how to build a strong, consistent, long-term portfolio, diversified enough to withstand the various cycles of the market.

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Altucher, founder of the Stockpickr.com social networking web site for investing, shows how to find stocks that should benefit from irresistible multidecade demographic trends. He singles out the Barnes Group, for instance, because its business of producing parts for railroads should be positively impacted by rail growth. Altucher also says individuals should seek out and emulate the investments made by successful professionals and piggyback onto their research. If Warren Buffett has been buying stock in railroads like Burlington Northern, then, says Altucher, so should you. The irreverent Altucher doesn't mind poking holes in cherished beliefs, as when he says he would rather give his children money to start successful businesses than spend it on college, which might not be economically beneficial. He also recounts some of the lessons he learned from his investing and business successes and, most insightfully, his failures. All in all, Altucher makes good investing and life points that would benefit most readers, especially young professionals.
—Lawrence Maxted

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591842118
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/13/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 6.28 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

James Altucher is president and founder of Stockpickr LLC, which runs a thriving Web site that has been called the “MySpace for finance.” He is also a managing partner at the asset management firm Formula Capital, a columnist forThe Financial Times, a frequent guest on CNBC, and a nationally ranked chess master.

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