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Acclaimed and bestselling author Dan Solin shows you how to create a SuperSmart Portfolio that follows the same strategies used by the most sophisticated investment advisers in the world—but previously unavailable to most do-it-yourself investors. Providing the specific information and guidance lacking in most investment guides, Solin leaves nothing to chance in this acces ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by TarcherPerigee (first published September 1st 2011)
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Chris Boutté
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This a great book and short read. The entire book is explaining how the system is designed to rack up fees to make brokers a ton of money by selling the lie that they can predict the market. It reminds me of how banks make their money on the backs of ridiculous overdraft fees and other shady dealings. Dan Solin presents some great arguments backed by research about why trying to beat the market is a bad idea. I'm a new investor and definitely learned a few things about index funds and asset loca ...more
Kelly Sheffield
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good place to start.
Peter
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: financial, 2018
More practical advice on investing.
Tyler
Feb 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Beginning Investors
Recommended to Tyler by: Barbara
The main gist of this book is "buy index stocks." I appreciate the angle the author takes, and he provides some very good reasons to support his push for them.

Here is some insight I was hoping for but didn't get though:
1. Portfolio options for those that use some of the other very major online brokers (E*Trade for me for example)
2. How to determine which of the smart portfolios is right for me (personally cannot afford to do the SuperSmart Portfolio because of the minimum balance requirements)
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Malin Friess
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The takeaways in this easy to read 140 page book about your investment portfolio are the following:

1- If you use a broker or advisor who claims to be able to beat the market or who charges a commission based upon the fund he sells (not a an hourly rate)--leave, withdraw your money and close the account

2- Don't own individual stocks--the gain is low and risk very high

3- Determine your asset allocation and invest in diversified INDEX (passively managed funds)--Solin has a good table for age and ri
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Tom Henderson
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked this book quite a bit. Its recommendations for portfolio design are aligned with the research I learned in grad school but it goes a step beyond textbooks by recommending specific investment options to achieve the portfolio designs.
Karla Bledsoe
Author is full of himself. Nothing new here. Waste of time.
Cherif
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy read with easy to implement strategies for the diy investor.
Frank
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will give this one 5 starts too. It's basic, but informative. ...more
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Good information, as usual. Mostly a repeat from his investment book but goes into a little more detail about types of funds.
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Dan Solin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Smartest series of books which include: The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read, The Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read, The Smartest Retirement Book You'll Ever Read, The Smartest Portfolio You'll Ever Own The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read, The Smartest Sales Book You'll Ever Read and Does Your Broker Owe You Money?

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