The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy...and Get on With Your Life

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The Gone Fishin' Portfolio reveals a specific investment system as powerful and effective as any used by the nation’s top institutions. It enables individual investors to outperform the vast majority of investment professionals while paying nothing in sales charges, brokerage fees, or commissions. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is based on a Nobel Prize-winning investment strategy, yet is so simple it takes less than 20 minutes a year to implement. Readers will gain an understanding of the fundamental ...
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Overview


The Gone Fishin' Portfolio reveals a specific investment system as powerful and effective as any used by the nation’s top institutions. It enables individual investors to outperform the vast majority of investment professionals while paying nothing in sales charges, brokerage fees, or commissions. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is based on a Nobel Prize-winning investment strategy, yet is so simple it takes less than 20 minutes a year to implement. Readers will gain an understanding of the fundamental relationship between risk and reward in the financial markets and get an insider's view of how the investment industry really works.

The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is safe, simple and effective.  Author Alexander Green encourages you to take your financial destiny into your own hands and reclaim your most precious resource - your time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470112670
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Series: Agora Series , #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 679,148
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Green is the Investment Director of The Oxford Club, Chairman of Investment U, and the Editor of Spiritual Wealth. He has been featured on Oprah & Friends, CNBC, Fox News, and The O'Reilly Factor, and has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and many other publications. He is the author of the bestselling title The Secret of Shelter Island (Wiley).

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Get Wise     1
Introduction     3
The Unvarnished Truth About Your Money     9
The First Step on the Road to Financial Freedom     15
Why Manage Your Own Money?     25
Know What You Don't Know     35
Get Wealthy     45
Common Stocks: The Greatest Wealth-Creating Machine of All Time     47
Don't Buy What Wall Street Is Selling     61
Your Single Most Important Investment Decision     73
The Gone Fishin' Portfolio Unveiled     89
Why the Gone Fishin' Portfolio Is Your Best Investment Plan     119
How to Legally Stiff-Arm the IRS     129
The ETF Alternative     137
Get On with Your Life     147
The Last Two Essentials: Specific Goals and Realistic Expectations     149
Your Most Precious Resource     159
Afterword     169
Vanguard Funds     175
ETFs     217
About the Author     233
Index     235
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  • Posted December 7, 2009

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    Easy reading investment guide (for Vanguard fans)

    getAbstract recommends this excellent, straightforward, hype-free and solidly grounded guide to investing. Research analyst and investment advisor Alexander Green draws on portfolio management methods used by the world's biggest institutional investors. He goes straight to the basics, emphasizing financial discipline, saving and awareness of costs. The portfolio he recommends consists entirely of low-cost Vanguard mutual funds, mostly index funds. He recommends keeping 70% of your portfolio in stocks. That recommendation may seem risky, especially in view of volatile stock market performance. However, he cites historical and financial research to demonstrate that, over time, equities have been the highest returning class of investments, even during such catastrophes as the Great Depression. This kind of straight talk is an excellent prophylactic against both the panic of crashes and the euphoria of bubbles.

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  • Posted December 4, 2008

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    Useful Information on ETF's and Indexing

    This book provided a very good comparison of ETF and index investing for individual investors wishing to use an asset allocation method. It also provided an asset allocation model that includes some assets not typically seen in a traditional asset allocation model, such as gold and REIT's. Gold and REIT's have not been negatively correlated with stocks over the past year, therefore, the reason for including them in the model did not hold true recently, but should do well during many stock market downturns. Some degree of market timing would have also been useful, but I have the benefit of 2008 hindsight that Mr. Green did not have while writing the book. Overall, I would highly recommend this book for an individual investor, and I think the model would perform quite well during most investment periods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    How to utilize the resources to become Rich

    What about subcribers who are non US residents but can be partner to or can buy some share like us in the Oceania'South Pacific'

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