While I am the Chief Investment Strategist for The Oxford Club and Liberty Through Wealth today, I retired from Wall Street at the ripe old age of 43.
After 16 years as an investment advisor, research analyst and portfolio manager, I had gone from a net worth of approximately zero to financial independence.
That meant I was free to do whatever I wanted, wherever I wanted, with whomever I wanted.
It’s called total financial freedom. And I can tell you from experience, it’s a great feeling.
Since retiring from the securities industry, I’ve been busy living what I call “the second half of my life.”
I write about the financial markets for The Oxford Club, the world’s largest financial fellowship with more than 110,000 Members, and Liberty Through Wealth (formerly Investment U), a free daily e-letter with close to 300,000 subscribers.
I’m also in charge of three fast-paced trading services: The Momentum Alert, The Insider Alert and The True Value Alert.
And I’ve authored four national best-sellers: The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio, The Secret of Shelter Island, Beyond Wealth, and An Embarrassment of Riches.
Working as a writer instead of as a licensed investment advisor suits me well. I can give advice freely, and no one who heeds it has to wonder whether my real motive is to earn fees or commissions or “capture their assets.”
I can write what I want about the market – and the world – without a compliance officer scrutinizing my words. And readers don’t have to worry about the objectivity of my analysis.
I have no business relationships with the companies I cover, no investment banking colleagues seeking customers for new bond issues and secondary offerings, no reason to tell anything but the plain truth as I see it.
Many of these truths I’ve learned the hard way. You can save yourself a lot of trouble – not to mention a boatload of money – by learning from my personal experience.
(I made the dumb mistakes early in my career, so you don’t have to.)
In my Liberty Through Wealth columns, you’ll learn how to successfully manage your money yourself, using simple yet highly sophisticated strategies to increase your returns, reduce your risk, avoid Wall Street’s mountain of fees and keep the taxman at bay.
No one cares more about your money than you do. You should manage it yourself.
With Liberty Through Wealth, you can – and enjoy the total financial freedom that comes with it.
Articles by Alex
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- Meet the World’s Worst Economic Forecaster January 11, 2019 - There are a few individuals whose views are so blinkered they have become nearly perfect contrarian indicators.
- The Biggest Plus for Investors in 2019 January 7, 2019 - Let’s sum up what has happened since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
- Three Simple Steps to Higher Returns This Year January 4, 2019 - There are three steps you can take now - today - to earn higher returns this year no matter what the markets do.
- Charles Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas December 24, 2018 - In one small book, Dickens changed the culture, inspired his contemporaries and helped restore a holiday they were eager to revive.
- 2018: The Year Diversification Didn’t Work December 19, 2018 - Investors who hunt with a rifle not a shotgun - making concentrated investments rather than overdiversifying - still have winners to brag about this year.
- Turn Your Brokerage Account Into a World-Beating Hedge Fund December 17, 2018 - So why am I talking about Nicholas Vardy? Because Nicholas does something neither I nor anyone else does.
- Why I’m Bearish on France… and You Should Be Too December 14, 2018 - As France faces no good options, I turned to my good friend and Oxford Club ETF Strategist Nicholas Vardy to consider the best way to short the French market.
- Higher Stock Prices… More Volatility… and Portable Coffee December 10, 2018 - What does a portable coffee maker have to do with the stock market? I’ll tell you...