All About Asset Allocation, Second Edition

Paperback | July 12, 2010

byRichard Ferri

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Everything You Need to Know About How To:

  • Implement a smart asset allocation strategy
  • Diversify your investments with stocks, bonds,real estate, and other classes
  • Change your allocation and lock in gains

    Trying to outwit the market is a bad gamble. If you're serious about investing for the long run, you have to take a no-nonsense, businesslike approach to your portfolio. In addition to covering all the basics, this new edition of All About Asset Allocation includes timely advice on:

    • Learning which investments work well together and why
    • Selecting the right mutual funds and ETFs
    • Creating an asset allocation that’s right for your needs
    • Knowing how and when to change an allocation
    • Understanding target-date mutual funds

      "All About Asset Allocation offers advice that is both prudent and practical--keep it simple, diversify, and, above all, keep your expenses low--from an author who both knows how vital asset allocation is to investment success and, most important, works with real people." -- John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO, The Vanguard Group

      "With All About Asset Allocation at your side, you'll be executing a sound investment plan, using the best materials and wearing the best safety rope that money can buy." -- William Bernstein, founder, Effi, and author, The Intelligent Asset Allocator

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WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTING FOR YOUR FUTURE, THERE'S ONLY ONE SURE BET—ASSET ALLOCATIONTHE EASY WAY TO GET STARTEDEverything You Need to Know About How To:Implement a smart asset allocation strategyDiversify your investments with stocks, bonds,real estate, and other classesChange your allocation and lock in gainsTrying to outwit the mar...

Richard A. Ferri, CFA, is president and senior portfolio manager of Portfolio Solutions, LLC, and an adjunct professor of finance at Walsh College in Michigan. He is the author of Protecting Your Wealth in Good Times and Bad, All About Index Funds, and Serious Money: Straight Talk About Investing for Retirement. Ferri is regularly qu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.9 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:July 12, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071700781

ISBN - 13:9780071700788

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Table of Contents

Forward by William Bernstein; Preface and Acknowledgements; PART I - Asset Allocation Basics; Chapter 1. Planning for Investment Success; Chapter 2. Understanding Investment Risk; Chapter 3. Asset Allocation Explained; Chapter 4. Multi-asset Class Investing; PART II -Asset Class Selection; Chapter 5. A Framework for Investment Selection; Chapter 6. US Equity Investments; Chapter 7. International Equity Investments; Chapter 8. Fixed Income Investments; Chapter 9. Real Estate Investments; Chapter 10. Alternative Investments; PART III - Managing Your Portfolio; Chapter 11. Realistic Market Expectations; Chapter 12. Selecting Your Asset Allocation; Chapter 13. When to Change Your Asset Allocation (NEW CHAPTER); Chapter 14. How Behavior Affects Asset Allocation Decisions; Chapter 15. Portfolio Management Guidelines; Appendix; Glossary of Terms; Index