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Asset Allocation for Dummies

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An easy-to-understand how-to guide to the single most important thing you can do in investing -- choosing and mixing your assets successfully.You don't need to be an expert analyst, a star stock-picker, or a rocket scientist to have better investment results than most other investors. You just need to allocate your assets in the right way, and have the conviction to stick ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by For Dummies (first published 2009)
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David Roberts
Dec 02, 2013 David Roberts rated it it was amazing
The book I read to research this post was Asset Allocation For Dummies by Jerry A Miccolis et al which is an excellent book which I read at
http://safaribooksonline.com
The idea of asset allocation is diversifying your investments to minimize risk and at the same time maximize the potential of what you can make. You obviously shouldn't invest everything in the same investment and equally in the same type of investment. Also you don't want your investments maturing at the same time to avoid paying
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Feb 27, 2015 Skylar Burris rated it liked it
Suggests potential asset allocations based on stage in life; suggests rebalancing at least once a year but preferably three times a year, as rebalancing forces you to sell high and buy low. Talks about the different asset classes in some detail. Warns against trying to "time the market." As with many books of this type, doesn't give a lot of reasons to seek out a financial manager.
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A great concise introduction to asset allocation in all its complexity.
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