By Richard A. Ferri

WHEN IT involves making an investment in your destiny, THERE'S just one definite BET—ASSET ALLOCATION THE effortless method to GET STARTED every little thing you want to find out about How To:
* enforce a wise asset allocation strategy
* Diversify your investments with shares, bonds, actual property, and different classes
* switch your allocation and lock in profits attempting to outwit the industry is a nasty gamble. If you're desirous about making an investment for the long term, you should take a no-nonsense, businesslike method of your portfolio. as well as overlaying the entire fundamentals, this new version of All approximately Asset Allocation comprises well timed suggestion on:
* studying which investments paintings good jointly and why
* choosing the right mutual money and ETFs
* growing an asset allocation that's correct in your needs
* realizing how and whilst to alter an allocation
* knowing target-date mutual cash "All approximately Asset Allocation bargains recommendation that's either prudent and practical—keep it uncomplicated, diversify, and, specially, retain your expenditures low—from an writer who either understands how important asset allocation is to funding good fortune and, most crucial, works with actual people." — John C. Bogle, founder and previous CEO, the leading edge staff "With All approximately Asset Allocation at your part, you'll be executing a legitimate funding plan, utilizing the simplest fabrics and donning the simplest safeguard rope that cash can buy." — William Bernstein, founder, Effi, and writer, The clever Asset Allocator

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Why did the Federal Reserve and Chairman Bernanke take all these bold actions to ensure sufficient liquidity to the private sector? Because of the lessons that he and other economists learned from what the central banks did not do during the Great Depression. Every macroeconomist has studied the 1963 work The Monetary History of the United States written by the University of Chicago Nobel- 34 PART I Stock Returns: Past, Present, and Future winning economist Milton Friedman.

Market followers were not surprised that on the evening of October 14, 1929, when Irving Fisher arrived at the Builders’ Exchange Club in New York City to address the monthly meeting of the Purchasing Agents Association, a large number of people, including news reporters, pressed into the meeting hall. 17 Fisher had dismissed Babson’s pessimism, noting that Babson had been bearish for some time. But the public sought to be reassured by the great man who had championed stocks for so long. The audience was not disappointed.

But as the Fed’s tight money policy quashed inflation, interest rates fell sharply and the stock market entered its greatest bull market ever, a CHAPTER 1 The Case for Equity 13 market that would eventually see stock prices appreciate by more than tenfold. From a low of 790 in August 1982, stocks rose sharply, and the Dow Industrial Average surged past 1,000 to a new record by the end of 1982, finally surpassing the 1973 highs it had reached nearly a decade earlier. Although many analysts expressed skepticism that the rise could continue, a few were very bullish.

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