Wall Street has become the wealth-building avenue of choice for Americans looking to build a secure future. To make the most of your investments, however, you must have a smart plan, solid advice, and a vision for the future that will allow you to let the stock market work for you, and do what it does best-make money grow. DOW 40,000 will help you understand how generations of Americans have built wealth the old-fashioned way-by investing in high-quality stocks. Starting with a fascinating history of the Dow-Jones Industrial Average, the most-widely-followed stock market indicator in the world, DOW 40,000 gives you a solid foundation for understanding blue-chip stock investing-and how you can use it to construct a portfolio that limits your risk while providing unlimited potential for growth.
Everything you need to understand-and take part in-history's greatest economic phenomenon is right here, including:
Top 12 stock picks-core holdings upon which to build a rock-solid portfolio. Eight model portfolios-combinations of stocks that should outpace the Dow;
Mutual fund strategies-how to use mutual funds for diversification and profit;
Historical events that set the stage for today's Dow-and how understanding them will help you make the most of today's market action;
An updated understanding of risk, with a convincing argument that the greatest risk is in being out of the market;
Analysis of the privatization of Social Security-and why it should give a dramatic boost to stock prices and values; The Baby Boomer Effect-How this huge social force will drive the markets upward, well beyond 40,000;
How different sectors-cyclicals versus staples, for example-should behave in the next two decades;
Winning Investment Strategies-Where to put your money to get the most bang for the buck;
The Dow Dozen-Solid companies that have provided handsome returns in the past, and should continue to be wealth-builders for investors.
As we end the twentieth century, the U.S. stock market belongs to everyone. Important economic measures-including rising corporate profits, low unemployment, low interest rates, and high investment rates-indicate that the Dow will continue its bull run well into the twenty-first century. As the Dow gains speed, and continues to pick up momentum, it should roar through the 40,000 level by the year 2016. Read DOW 40,000 and discover the strategies, the stocks, and the savvy moves that will help you make the most of this historic period.