Portfolio Fir$t Aid : Expert Advice for Healthier Investing

Portfolio Fir$t Aid : Expert Advice for Healthier Investing

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 220 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470836477
  • DDC分類 332.6

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Market fluctuations are a fact of life for all investors. The challenge is to ensure our portfolios have the physical vitality to withstand the constant strain placed upon them by ever-changing markets. "Portfolio First Aid" writes the prescriptions needed to heal all manner of investment injuries. Suitable for all investors from the novice to the veteran, "Portfolio First Aid" provides a dose of clear, easy-to-follow preventive medicine to keep portfolios healthy and vibrant. "Portfolio First Aid: " Diagnoses the source of the most common portfolio ailments. Provides practical advice for any investor, whether you invest on your own or with the help of a professional. Covers all the steps to healthier investing: balancing your portfolio, investing for income, building wealth, working with an advisor, managing risk, minimizing your costs, benchmarking the performance of your investments, and more. Offers clear prescriptions for building a healthier portfolio. "We all make investment mistakes. "Portfolio First Aid" is packed with advice on how to avoid them--and with profit. Eminently readable and practical, it is a prime and welcome addition to the thoughtful investor's library." --"John Crow, Former Governor, Bank of Canada" "The authors of "Portfolio First Aid" have taken the principles of investing, which are often presented in overly complex terms, and made them simple and actionable. Moreover, they have done so in a highly engaging and entertaining style! This book will be invaluable to investors and their portfolios, not just as first aid, but also as preventive medicine." --"David F. Denison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board"

Table of Contents

Preface                                            xi
Acknowledgement xiii
PART ONE: DIAGNOSIS
Irrational Exuberance and the Lessons 3 (12)
Learned
Self-Inflicted Wounds: The Most Common 15 (18)
Strategic Errors Made by Investors
Tactical Errors: Mind Over Matter 33 (14)
PART TWO: PRESCRIPTIONS
You Need Professional Help! 47 (18)
It's Always About You: Working With an 65 (10)
Advisor
Balancing Act: Asset Allocation Strategies 75 (18)
Show Me the Money: Investing for Income 93 (22)
Building Blocks of Wealth: Equities 115 (24)
Running With Scissors: Prescriptions for 139 (16)
Managing Risk
PART THREE: STAYING HEALTHY
The Unfair Advantage: Using Reliable 155 (12)
Research to Make Better Decision
Pay to Play: Fees and Commissions 167 (12)
What's Your Number? Benchmarking Performance 179 (14)
The Roadmap to Peace---and Prosperity: 193 (12)
Investment Policy Statements
Connecting the Dots 205 (6)
Index 211 (15)
About the Authors 226