In this witty, eye-opening guide, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor Rick Johnson shares his no-holds-barred approach to investing. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience in financial services, he shows hard-working Americans how to design successful investment portfolios and build financial strategies that are fully aligned with their personal values and life goals. Johnson debunks commonly held myths, exposes misconceptions, and delivers plenty of practical advice and relevant, real-world techniques and secrets for: Avoiding the usual-and costly-mistakes that even professionals make Determining how much risk you can tolerate Setting reasonable, achievable expectations (and then meeting or exceeding them) Designing a custom portfolio centered on your individual values, needs, and goals and accounting for future contributions, expenditures, and withdrawal needs Simultaneously investing for good markets and bad markets Selecting and hiring a financial professional And, ultimately, making more money by investing less aggressively With Johnson's grounded advice, you'll not only keep your assets-you'll multiply them. With vigilance, dedication, and discipline, you will live more richly, fulfill your goals and dreams, and achieve the financial security you need.
Build wealth and protect your assets! A world-class investor shows how to carefully evaluate any fund, identify winners, and avoid losers! * *Uncover the real risks associated with any fund or other investment--including secrets the prospectus won't tell you. *Discover what questions to ask investment fund managers, and how to ask them. *Identify successful, stable funds that consistently deliver higher returns. *Expert, insider advice from a leading hedge fund manager. In today's treacherous financial markets, millions of fund investors are seeking better ways to identify profitable investments and avoid unacceptable risks. In this book, leading hedge fund manager Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan tells them exactly how to do so. FT Guide to Investing in Funds tells investors at all levels of experience how to: * *Cut through marketing language to understand how risky a fund or company's strategy may be. *Ask the right questions of investment funds and their managers, and identify critical warning flags. *Identify stable, successful investments capable of delivering consistently superior returns. *Generate more wealth with fewer sleepless nights!
A guide to understanding asset allocation, offering advice on how to get the right balance, explaining how to set personal investment parameters and map out a long-term strategy, discussing different types of investments, their tax characteristics, and the importance of rebalancing, and exploring alternative investments.
A practical system for growing and protecting wealth in today's volatile markets Martin Truax and Ron Miller are financial professionals, who unlike others in this field, have made money in today's volatile market. While stock markets have been down fifty percent, they've managed to be up seventy percent. This book clearly explains the highly successful portfolio management system used by the authors to protect their clients' wealth as well as garner substantial gains-by participating in profitable market opportunities when they occur. Divided into several informative and engaging sections, The Evergreen Portfolio reveals how you can use hedges to protect the long portion of your portfolio when the market starts to go down. It covers the tactical and technical methodologies needed to protect and grow your assets at a time when many investors are getting wiped out. Discusses the keys to succeeding in today's market, including the best ways to invest in gold, diversify with foreign currency, and much more Contains insights from top minds in the market such as Mark Skousen and Bob Precther Offers an effective solution to the investment and retirement problems we all now face Written with the serious investor in mind, The Evergreen Portfolio reveals one of the best ways to protect and grow your money in a turbulent financial environment.
Aspiring international real estate investors—expand your portfolio today! The real estate world can be a particularly difficult place to do business, and this book helps aspiring international investors of all skill levels avoid some of the pitfalls first-timers often make. Expert author Nicholas Wallwork opens your eyes to how accessible international real estate can be and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main strategies and nuances when investing at home or away. Investing in International Real Estate For Dummies covers expert strategies for investing in international real estate, going beyond the more obvious tactics like buy-to-lease and flipping houses. It gives you a solid roadmap for successful property investing that actually works in any market. It lays out checklists of tasks and offers step-by-step guidance and advice based on over a decade of in-the-trenches experience working in the international real estate investment sector. Learn previously unseen expert strategies Find out how to choose which countries to invest in Easily navigate your way around lease options Build an in-country network of reliable contacts Manage your new assets with ease How to build the mindset of a top real estate investor Looking to start or expand your international real estate portfolio? Everything you need is at your fingertips!
Never Fall Victim to Wall Street Again Recently, most people have been victimized by the revenue generating machine that is Wall Street. The truth is, Wall Street only cares about making the most revenue they can from you. You will learn: The 20%/65% rule of investing in both bear and bull markets. When and why to move your investments to cash. Why agency relationships and suitability are a far cry from fiduciary responsibility. How to convert your IRA to a tax-free Roth IRA using either a Home Equity Line of Credit, a Reverse Mortgage, or a Real Estate Option. A way to pay off your 30-year mortgage in ten or eleven years. How you can get rid of credit card debt in months, not years. Why segmenting your money and using principal for income may put you in a lower tax bracket. How to do a background check on your financial advisor annually. What to look out for in regard to outlandish performance claims by financial advisors. The strategies presented herein will teach you how to have a consistent process and a plan for your success. You will never again fall victim to Wall Street's shenanigans.
Now updated-the proven guide to taking control of your finances The bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renowned financial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changing market conditions, giving you a better-than-ever guide to taking an honest look at your current financial health and setting realistic goals for the future. Inside, you'll find techniques for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden of high-interest debt. Tyson explains the basics of investing in plain English, as well as risks, returns, investment options, and popular investment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college and special events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twists and turns that life delivers. The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control of finances, now updated to cover current market conditions Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great economic hardship Helps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds more successfully Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, including Home Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies, among others There's no need to stress over an uncertain economy-just read Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financial future!
Using Asset Allocation to Reduce Risk and Boost Investing Returns Presenting a revolutionary new investment philosophy that redefines how we view sector investing, The Sector Strategist challenges long held ideas about how this unique area of finance operates. Misconceptions, such as the belief that international stocks provide diversification, are preventing investors from making the most of the opportunities for financial growth that sectors provide, and the book presents practical, applicable evidence that a better, more profitable option is available. Additionally, the book hopes to give readers an opportunity to improve returns and protect retirement assets by providing a wide range of techniques and tools designed to optimize wealth that the author has developed over the last decade. Designed to help investors avoid the often inaccurate assumptions made by "experts" which promote typical asset allocation Written by Timothy McIntosh, investment expert and founder of SIPCO/Strategic Investment Partners, whose firm's stock portfolio has earned five-star returns from Morningstar annually since 2003 Contains easy-to-apply tools for wealth protection and growth that have been proven successful during the market fluctuations of 2002 and 2008 The history and opportunities afforded by sectors have been written about at length, but no book has broken with tradition so radically, and with such success, as The Sector Strategist.