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The Smartest investment book you'll ever read: the simple, stress-free way to reach your investment goals

Author: Solin, Daniel R. Publisher: Perigee 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 179 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0399532838Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes indexAbstract: English
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HG4521 .S65 2006
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001222961
Available 001222961
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The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read The Simple, Stress-Free Way to Reach Your Investment Goals Contents PART ONE BECOME A SMART INVESTOR: CHANGE YOUR INVESTMENT LIFE FOREVER 1.An Unbelievable Chimp Story ............................................................ 3 2 An Unbelievable True Story ............................................................... 5 3. Smart Investing Takes Less Time than Brunch ............................... 9 4. Drop Me to the Bottom Line! ........................................................................................................... 11 5. Smart Investing Simply Makes Sense ............................................ 15 PART TWO YOUR BROKER OR ADVISOR IS KEEPING YOU FROM BEING A SMART INVESTOR 6. Brokers Make Money When They Are Hyperactive ...................... 21 7 A Loser's Game ................................................................................. 24 8. Why Investors Pursue Hyperactive Investing ............................... 27 9. The "Activity" Myth ........................................................................... 31 10. What's Wrong with Hyperactive Investing? ................................ 33 11 Brokers Aren't on Your Side .......................................................... 35 12 Hyperactive Brokers, Underachieving Students ........................... 37 13 What Do You Think of These Odds ? ................................................................................. 39 14. Nobody Can Time the Market ....................................................... 42 15 Nobody Can Consistently Beat the Market .................................. 45 16. Nobody Can Pick "Hot" Fund Managers 17. Why Recommend This Mutual Fund? 18. Hyperactive Investing Is Expensive 19. It Walks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck 20. Brokers Understand Fees But Not Risk 21. Too Many Stocks, Too Few Bonds 22. Risk and Reward 23. Beware of B and C Shares! 24. Beware of House Funds! 25. Beware of Margin! 26. Beware of Hedge Funds! 27. Value Stocks--Reward Without Risk? 28. Why Hasn't Anyone Told You? 29. The Financial Media Is Part of the Problem 30. "Financial Pornography" 31. Surprise--Your Broker Does Not Have to Act in Your Best Interest 32. Another Surprise--Your Broker Is Not Required to Be Careful with Your Money 34. The Perils of Mandatory Arbitration 48 50 53 56 58 6o 63 66 69 71 73 76 79 82 85 88 92 94 PART THREE SMART INVESTORS KNOW BETTER 34. Who Believes Me? ..........................................................................99 35. When Do Smart Investors Need an Advisor? ................................. 105 PART FOUR THE REAL WAY SMART INVESTORS BEAT 95 PERCENT OF THE "PROS" 36. The Four-Step Process .............................................................. 111 37. Step 1: Determine Your Asset Allocation ................................... 112 38. Step 2: Open an Account with One of These Fund Families ....................................................... 117 39. Step 3: Select Your Investments ................................................ 121 40. Step 4: Rebalance Your Portfolio ............................................... 127 41. Don't Back Down......................................................................... 130 42. Where Are the 401(k) Plans for Smart Investors? ......................134 43. The Smartest Investor Who Ever Read an Investment Book ........................................................................137 Too Good to Be True? ......................................................................139 Additional Resources........................................................................ 153 Acknowledgments............................................................................. 155 Appendix A: Asset Allocation Questionnaire ......................................157 Appendix B: Risk and Return Summary ............................................ 164 Index ................................................................................................ 171

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