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 bestsellers: 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
- The “Blue Zone” of Financial Well-Being September 28, 2020- There are several keys to happiness, and research shows that financial health can not only help you lead a rich life but also improve your health and relationships.
- The “Blue Zones” of Wealth and Happiness September 25, 2020- According to a world-renowned researcher and bestselling author, the three things that lead to happiness - and true wealth - are pleasure, purpose and pride.
- Are Corporate Insiders Shouting “Buy”? September 21, 2020- Investors can get themselves in a panic if they don’t understand what insider buying signals are really saying. Alex Green explains how to interpret them.
- How to Eat Better, Live Longer… and Get Richer September 18, 2020- Maintaining your investment portfolio is a lot like maintaining your health: The key to health and wealth is not the market where you shop, but what you buy.
- Should You Be Using an Account Manager? September 14, 2020- If you’re unsure whether your asset allocation is appropriate, you might benefit from the personalized advice of a professional account manager.
- The True Road to Greater National and Personal Wealth September 11, 2020- Some politicians have proposed socialist policies, but we need to look at other countries for a dose of reality.
- Something Else to Celebrate on Labor Day September 7, 2020- There’s much to celebrate today, including international trade. Here’s why imports and exports are important for investors and a key factor in global wealth.
- The Most Difficult Part of Investing September 4, 2020- Wall Street is the only market where the customers won’t buy when the merchandise goes on sale.
- How to Know When to Sell Your Stocks August 31, 2020- If you don't have a predetermined sell discipline - and the vast majority of investors don't - you're flying by the seat of your pants.
- The One Thing Great Investors Focus On August 28, 2020- You aren’t likely to beat the market by guessing when to be in and when to be out, but it is possible to beat it another way.