Muscular Portfolios: The Investing Revolution for Superior Returns with Lower Risk

Muscular Portfolios: The Investing Revolution for Superior Returns with Lower Risk

by Brian Livingston
Muscular Portfolios: The Investing Revolution for Superior Returns with Lower Risk

Muscular Portfolios: The Investing Revolution for Superior Returns with Lower Risk

by Brian Livingston


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Muscular Portfolios is here to change the investing game — and help you leave stress behind with a stronger, smarter approach to investing.

For decades, the financial services industry has sold risky investments, claiming that this was the only path to large gains. But this strategy is highly vulnerable to big losses that can devastate your portfolio. 

Today, there's a better approach. It combines the latest academic research in finance with the new ultra-low-cost index funds (exchange-traded funds). The result is an approach that provides market-like returns with dramatically smaller losses and requires only 15 minutes a month or less. 

Muscular Portfolios lays out the basic principles of this kind of investing so you can manage your own money successfully — without turning it into your second job. Investigative journalist Brian Livingston takes you behind the curtain of Wall Street and lays out a game-changing approach to investing: Muscular Portfolios, which are easy-to-use financial strategies you can set up yourself, even if you have no investment experience at all. 

Filled with helpful illustrations, compelling evidence, and simple, no-nonsense instructions, Muscular Portfolios is a resource, not a sales pitch. There are no financial products to buy, no secret formula to pay for. Everything is fully disclosed in bite-sized steps — and on a totally free website — that you can start using today to grow your wealth. 

Driven by cutting-edge investment research and backed by extensive market testing, Muscular Portfolios will revolutionize investing for families and individual investors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946885388
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Brian Livingston is an investigative journalist with more than two decades of experience who is now training his sights directly on the investment industry. Based in New York City from 1984 through 1991, he was the assistant information technology manager of UBS Securities; a computer consultant for Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. (now JPMorgan Chase); and technology adviser to Lazard Frères.

As a consumer advocate exposing the dark side of high tech, he wrote more than 1,000 articles from 1991 through 2010 for such publications as PC World, CNET, InfoWorld, PC Mag, and eWeek. He founded the Windows Secrets Newsletter, which grew to 400,000 subscribers, and co-authored 11 books in the Windows Secrets series (John Wiley & Sons). The 6th Annual Internet Content Summit in New York City named him Entrepreneur of the Year for his creation of a profitable "pay what you wish" model to deliver technology information to consumers. He is a recipient of the Award for Technical Excellence from the National Microcomputer Managers Association. Livingston is president of the Seattle regional chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"I know of no book for a general investment audience that is more thoroughly researched and backed up by hard data."
—Mark Hulbert, founder of the Hulbert Financial Digest

"The investing book of the decade ... Investors will be profiting from these methods for ages to come."
—Hugh Todd, CEO of

"Don't let your portfolio atrophy, read Muscular Portfolios and pump up your wealth."
—Mebane Faber, coauthor of The Ivy Portfolio

“Livingston has used his computer savvy to crack Wall Street's money-making secrets and make them freely available to investors at every stage of life.”

—Al Zmyslowski, Board of Directors, American Association of Individual Investors—Silicon Valley Chapter

“Overall the book looks great! I love the idea of empowering people to take control of their own investing.”

—Daniel Sotiroff, ETF specialist columnist and analyst, Morningstar Inc.

“There's a wealth of information in this book that can help every do-it-yourself investor.”

—Wes Gray, PhD, CEO, Alpha Architect

“In his inimitable way, Livingston has taken a tough problem—investing—broken it into component parts, analyzed the living daylights out of them with sophisticated computer runs, then extracted strategies that are both easy to understand and demonstrably superior.”

—Woody Leonhard, bestselling author, Windows All-In-One For Dummies

“The book does a great job of delivering important information to the individual investor in a very straightforward manner.”

—Stephen Jones, financial and economic analyst

“As I was reading, I kept a list of questions, but by the time I reached the end, all my questions had been answered. Nice job.”

—Bob New, engineer, HP Inc.

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