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
- Why These Politicians Want to Stick It to Investors April 15, 2019- These days, many Democrats are proposing outrageous tax hikes. Apparently, they don’t understand what happened in the past when anti-wealth policies like these were implemented.
- The Secret of True Wealth April 12, 2019- The media paints our current state in a terrible light, but are things really that bad? Successful investors know how to tune out the noise and keep a rational perspective.
- Are Your Kids Threatening Your Financial Future? April 8, 2019- There’s a big difference between making your kids’ lives a little easier and turning them into entitled monsters.
- The Glass Is WAY Full for Investors April 5, 2019- Through bad economies, awful uncertainty and down markets, optimists have stayed positive and taken advantage of the opportunities that unfolded before them.
- Should You Be Using an Account Manager? March 25, 2019- If you’re unsure whether your asset allocation is appropriate, you might benefit from the personalized advice of a professional account manager.
- A New “Red Alert” From the Fed March 22, 2019- Both stocks and bonds have put on a significant rally this year, puzzling investors. Will the U.S. economy stay strong, or will economic growth wane?
- The One Crucial Ingredient for Investment Success March 18, 2019- If you’ve spent a lifetime saving regularly and investing smartly, is it really true that you could and others couldn’t? Or is it that you did and others didn’t?
- Why Listen to the World’s Greatest Investor? March 15, 2019- Rather than just wishing to invest like Buffett, emulate him by following his sage advice.
- Why Some Investors Succeed… But Most Don’t March 11, 2019- Investing is essentially the transfer of wealth to those who have a process and can execute it from those who do not or cannot.
- The Most Preposterous Reason to Sell Your Stocks March 8, 2019- The fear of a coming “civil war” is the single dumbest reason for cashing out of stocks.