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

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"Sometimes great ideas come in small packages. This is one of them. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is easy to implement and has beaten the S&P 500 year after year. Simple and elegant, this strategy is an investor's dream come true."
Dr. Mark Skousen, author, Investing in One Lesson and EconoPower

"Alex Green has been a trusted advisor and friend for over thirty years. His efficient strategies for wealth ...

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Overview

Praise for The Gone Fishin' Portfolio

"Sometimes great ideas come in small packages. This is one of them. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is easy to implement and has beaten the S&P 500 year after year. Simple and elegant, this strategy is an investor's dream come true."
Dr. Mark Skousen, author, Investing in One Lesson and EconoPower

"Alex Green has been a trusted advisor and friend for over thirty years. His efficient strategies for wealth creation and management are perfect for busy professionals like me who don't have time to monitor their investments every day, or even every month. Thank you, Alex, for sharing your methods with us!"
Dr. John C. Reed, President and CEO, Burnham Institute for Medical Research

"Having known Alex Green for more than twenty years, I can tell you there are few investment advisors with more intelligence, knowledge, and integrity. His Gone Fishin' Portfolio is a superb strategy for delivering top-tier investment results. It's smart. It's conservative. It takes very little time. And the returns have been superb."
Michael Masterson, bestselling author, Automatic Wealth: The Six Steps to Financial Independence and Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat

"In my experience, the more complex an investment strategy is, the more likely it is to blow up. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is the perfect antidote. It's simple and easy to understand. And it works!"
Bill Bonner, bestselling author, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt

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"… business leaders in charge of company 401(k) plans might want to look at The Gone Fishin' Portfolio…without non-correlated investments, workers will never be able to protect themselves from the craziness we call 'Wall Street.'" (The Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2008)
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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: 646,199
  • 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 (www.oxfordclub.com). The Oxford Club Communiqu??, whose portfolio he directs, is ranked third in the nation for risk-adjusted returns over the past five years by the independent Hulbert Financial Digest. Mr. Green is also Chairman of Investment U, an Internet-based investment research service with over 300,000 readers (www.investmentu.com). He has been featured on The O'Reilly Factor, and has been profiled by Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and MarketWatch, among others. He currently lives in central Florida with his wife, Karen, and their children, Hannah and David.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I Get Wise.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: The Unvarnished Truth About Your Money.

Chapter 2: The First Step on the Road to Financial Freedom.

Chapter 3: Why Manage Your Own Money?

Chapter 4: Know What You Don’t Know.

Part II Get Wealthy.

Chapter 5: Common Stocks: The Greatest Wealth-Creating Machine of All Time.

Chapter 6: Don’t Buy What Wall Street Is Selling.

Chapter 7: Your Single Most Important Investment Decision.

Chapter 8: The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio Unveiled.

Chapter 9: Why the Gone Fishin’ Portfolio Is Your Best Investment Plan.

Chapter 10: How to Legally Stiff-Arm the IRS.

Chapter 11: The ETF Alternative.

Part III Get On with Your Life.

Chapter 12: The Last Two Essentials: Specific Goals and Realistic Expectations.

Chapter 13: Your Most Precious Resource.

Afterword.

Appendix A: Vanguard Funds.

Appendix B: ETFs.

About the Author.

Index.

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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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