Summary of The Gone Fishin' Portfolio
Get Wise, Get Wealthy...and Get on with Your Life
Survive Wall Street, achieve your investment goals and secure your financial independence.
getAbstract recommends this excellent, straightforward, hype-free and solidly grounded guide to investing. Research analyst and investment adviser Alexander Green draws on portfolio management methods used by the world’s biggest institutional investors. He goes straight to the basics, emphasizing financial discipline, saving and awareness of costs. The portfolio he recommends consists entirely of low-cost Vanguard mutual funds, mostly index funds. He recommends keeping 70% of your portfolio in stocks. That recommendation may seem risky, especially in view of volatile stock market performance. However, he cites historical and financial research to demonstrate that, over time, equities have been the highest returning class of investments, even during such catastrophes as the Great Depression. This kind of straight talk is an excellent prophylactic against both the panic of crashes and the euphoria of bubbles.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to invest in a mix of assets for average long-term returns with controlled risk;
- Why you cannot trust others to manage your money; and
- Why investing in some risky assets is safer than putting all your money in U.S. Treasury bills.
Comment on this summary
5 years agovery superficial as usual. Nothing new.
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