- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470598190
- ISBN-13: 978-0470598191
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 163 customer reviews
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The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy...and Get on With Your Life Paperback – June 1, 2010
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PRAISE FOR THE GONE FISHIN' PORTFOLIO
"Sometimes great ideas come in small packages. This is one of them. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is easy to implement and has beaten the S&P 500 year after year. Simple and elegant, this strategy is an investor's dream come true."
Dr. MARK SKOUSEN, author of Investing in One Lesson and EconoPower
"Alex Green has been a trusted advisor and friend for over thirty years. His efficient strategies for wealth creation and management are perfect for busy professionals like me who don't have time to monitor their investments every day, or even every month."
Dr. JOHN C. REED, President and CEO, Burnham Institute for Medical Research
"Having known Alex Green for more than twenty years, I can tell you there are few investment advisors with more intelligence, knowledge, and integrity. His Gone Fishin' Portfolio is a superb strategy. It's smart. It's conservative. It takes very little time. And the returns have been superb."
MICHAEL MASTERSON, bestselling author of Automatic Wealth: The Six Steps to Financial Independence and Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat
"In my experience, the more complex an investment strategy is, the more likely it is to blow up. The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is the perfect antidote. It's simple and easy to understand. And it works!"
BILL BONNER, bestselling author of Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt
About the Author
ALEXANDER GREEN is the Investment Director of The Oxford Club, Chairman of Investment U, and the Editor of Spiritual Wealth. He has been featured on Oprah & Friends, CNBC, Fox News, and The O'Reilly Factor, and has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and many other publications. He is the author of the bestselling title The Secret of Shelter Island (Wiley).
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I have adopted this time saving strategy for 90% of my Portfolio. Kept 10% for a little speculation.
Overall, an easy to follow formula for investing, too bad it doesn't have an addendum online for the current market meltdown.
OH by the way, WARNING.... dont buy your books from pbstore, they wont let you cancel your order even though it was only 1 minute after ordering. Poor company values, poor customer service in my opinion!!!!
There were 2 areas I would like to have seen addressed with the hindsight of the past year, which was not available to Mr. Green when he wrote the book. There were several investments included in the asset allocation model that typically are not included. Such a departure is certainly welcome. Gold and REIT's were included in the asset allocation model as assets that are noncorrelated with the stock market. As we have seen, there are times when real estate and gold are correlated with the stock market, as all 3 have been down over the past year. In most markets, however, these assets should provide some degree of hedging against the stock market.
Second, I don't think that timing can be completely disregarded for any investment. An initial investment using this asset allocation model now vs. a year ago would produce an enormous difference in results that would take many years to iron out. Incorporating some simple historical measurement tools into the equation could improve results without adding a lot more work for the investor. The author stresses that rebalancing provides buying while assets are low, and selling while high, but this often initiates selling near the beginning of long term uptrends.
There is also some helpful information for retirement planning, such as calculation of the amount needed during retirement to fund your current lifestyle. Lifestyle choices are also addressed as part of this equation. Overall, the book is an excellent read for anyone seeking portfolio management through a simple, yet promising asset allocation model using low cost ETF's or index mutual funds.