ANTs: Using Alternative and Non-Traditional Investments to Allocate Your Assets in an Uncertain World
There was a time when asset allocation was simply about diversification. Today, asset allocation is about both preserving wealth and growing returns regardless of market conditions. They're also a must-have for investors large and small. ANTS: Using Alternative and Non-Traditional Investments to Allocate Your Assets in an Uncertain World shows the average investor how to incorporate ANTs into their portfolio in a substantive way.
- Details how the explosion of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) has made it easier than ever for individual investors to incorporate alternative and non-traditional investments into their portfolios
- Includes invaluable advice and insights from Dr. Bob, a frequent guest and investor favorite on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV, and Reuters TV
- Other titles by Dr. Bob: Investment MegaTrends and Where the Money Is, both by Wiley
With the economic crisis and the ever-increasing volatility in the world's financial markets, views on asset allocation have changed. ANTs describes why to incorporate alternative and non-traditional investments into portfolios and details how to easily do it.
The Butterfly Effect.
In This Book.
It's the Little Things.
Chapter 1 The 90 Percent Factor: Why Asset Allocation Matters.
Part One ANTs Come in a Variety of Shapes and Sizes: Eight ANT Asset Classes.
Chapter 2 If You Build It, They Will Come: Investing in Commodities.
Chapter 3 Money Makes the World Go Round: How to Trade Currencies.
Chapter 4 Get Real: Investing in Real Estate.
Chapter 5 The Bridge to Everywhere: Investing in Infrastructure.
Chapter 6 Follow the Bouncing Ball: Using Interest Rate Hedge to Offset Monetary Policy Risk.
Chapter 7 Up, Up, and Away: Using Inflation Hedge to Protect Your Portfolio.
Chapter 8 “Derivatives” Isn’t a Dirty Word: Using Derivatives to Reduce Risk.
Chapter 9 Garage Sale Anyone? Investing in Collectibles.
Part Two Advice for ANTs.
Chapter 10 ANTs Go Marching Two by Two: Hiring a Financial Adviser.
Chapter 11 The Axis of Evil: Avoiding the Three Most Common Mistakes.
Chapter 12 ANT Attack: Developing Your ANTs Portfolio.
Appendix ANTSpeak: A Unique Glossary of Alternative and Non-Traditional Investment Terms (Opinions Included).
About the Author.
Other Investment Books by Dr. Bob Froehlich.
How to Follow Dr. Bob: Weekly Market Commentary.