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?Jerry Goodman, a.k.a Adam Smith,author of The Money Game and Supermoney
The markets seem so crazy these days that an investor?and we're all investors now with our 401(k)s, retirements, and college educations to finance?hardly knows where to turn. While we struggle, the affluent seem to do just fine. How do they do it? Two words: asset allocation. No one knows this better than David Darst, one of the world's foremost and visionary experts on what it ...
—Jerry Goodman, a.k.a Adam Smith,author of The Money Game and Supermoney
The markets seem so crazy these days that an investor—and we're all investors now with our 401(k)s, retirements, and college educations to finance—hardly knows where to turn. While we struggle, the affluent seem to do just fine. How do they do it? Two words: asset allocation. No one knows this better than David Darst, one of the world's foremost and visionary experts on what it takes to make the most with your money.
In The Little Book That Saves Your Assets, Darst distills his immense knowledge into a gem of a guide that anyone can use. Based on a lifetime of clear thinking and innovative research borne out of decades of real-world experience, this book presents the art and science of asset allocation in a crisp, down-to-earth fashion. It's like having your own chief investment strategist on call, just as the wealthy have, to guide you through the turbulent waters of the global financial markets.
Page by page, Darst describes the practical principles behind the process of managing your money in today's challenging investment climate and stresses the substantial investment returns that the right mix of stocks, bonds, cash, gold, real estate, commodities, and other assets can bring to your portfolio. He also explains the critical concept of correlation and how to spread your investments among uncorrelated asset classes to enhance returns and reduce the risks of long-term investing.
With the burden of investment responsibility shifted squarely onto the shoulders of individuals, positioning your portfolio for optimal long-term performance has taken on even greater meaning. Bottom line: if you don't manage your investments in a professional fashion, you'll suffer for it. With The Little Book That Saves Your Assets as your guide, Darst will put you on a path that will help you maximize your returns and achieve your life goals. Whether you decide to do it on your own or with the help of a trusted advisor, you need to understand the ins and outs of asset allocation, and this book will help you learn what the wealthy have long known—that 80% of investment returns are found to come from correct asset allocation.
Wealthy individuals and financial institutions have successfully used the asset allocation strategies outlined by David Darst to protect and grow their assets. Let The Little Book That Saves Your Assets show you how to do this too.
Chapter One. We All Do It (Even If We Don't Realize It).
Chapter Two. Everyone Needs an Uncle Frank.
Chapter Three. Building Your House.
Chapter Four. Parts of the Whole – Combining Dreams into a Plan.
Chapter Five. Two Strategies to Win the Battle for Investment Survival.
Chapter Six. Do You Know Where You Are Going?
Chapter Seven. Mix, Don't Match.
Chapter Eight. Our Minds, Our Selves.
Chapter Nine. The Jockey Matters as Much as the Horse.
Chapter Ten. Riding Out Storms.
Chapter Eleven. Build Your House on These Rocks.
Chapter Twelve. Count to Zen.
Chapter Thirteen. Seven Quick Ways to Ruin.
Chapter Fourteen. The Road Less Traveled that You Should Take Right Now.
Who Are You? (Determining Your Investment Profile).
What Do You Think? (Determining Your Investment Outlook).
What Works For You? (Determining Your Investment Selection).
Don't Take My Word for It.
Posted July 30, 2008
The Little Book that Saves your Assets is it. Wow. Finally someone has written a book that can and will make a difference in how we look at the mysteries of money, wealth, and assets in a way this investor has not seen before. 'Surely you must be mistaken, someone must have written on this before!' I can hear people thinking even as I type. I am sure the same thing was said about MS-Dos, Netscape, the automobile, the electric light, and all new ideas that changed the way we live. This book provides the tools to change the way we look at wealth. If we control our assets, our money, our wealth, we can control our lives. I am sure there was a time when food was just food. When it did not matter what you ate as long as you were eating. Somewhere along the way we became aware that there are different types of food, that they affect our bodies and minds differently, that food can help you be healthier or speed you on your way to an untimely demise if not properly handled. Now even though we know this to be the case with money, assets, and wealth in general also, we still sort of wing it most of the time. EVEN THE PROFESSIONALS AMONGST US. How many people think of money, managing assets, and wealth creation and preservation as something that is arcane, luck based, and out of their control? Read this book. You will begin to feel that you can control your financial destiny. This book will change how you look at your assets, and your own economic health. For the first time, distilled into an easy to understand applicable codex of wisdom, are a series of guidelines, suggestions and 'rules of thumb' that can be our first steps to a balanced economic diet. We can now get control of our financial bodies and plan for a long and healthy life. This could not have come at a better time. Thank you David Darst, this book is like penicillin for world fighting economic infections!
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Posted July 25, 2011
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