The Little Book of Alternative Investments

The Little Book of Alternative Investments

Reaping Rewards by Daring to Be Different

Book - 2011
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"Bestselling authors Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth know that investors are bored with their typical 60/40 stock & bond portfolios and curious about whether some of the new variations going around might be right for them. At the same time, many alternative strategies are going down-market and opening to the retail investor. Stein and DeMuth recommend that investors look outside of the box to hedge funds, real estate, gold, commodities, and even art as sources of investment income. Alternative Investments are not just for the rich anymore. But which strategies make sense? Which ones add value and which ones should we take a pass on? How do we integrate them with the rest of our portfolios? How much should we use of which kind, and what kind of results can we expect when we do? Stein and DeMuth interview the leading experts in the industry, take you on a guided tour of this Ripley's museum of new and strange offerings, explain in simple language how they work (or don't work), and tell you how you can use them to manage risk and boost returns in the privacy of your own home. The authors specialize in making the technical seem simple, the esoteric, accessible, and the dry, entertaining."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011
ISBN: 9780470920046
0470920041
Branch Call Number: 332.6 STEIN
Characteristics: xxiv, 257 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: DeMuth, Phil 1950-

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britprincess1
Oct 19, 2013

Not nearly as impressive coming from Ben Stein. There's a little information here and there, starting with the typical 60/40 diversified stock-bond portfolio and branching out into alternative investments. However, there's not nearly as much breadth and depth as I expected. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but regardless, I was disappointed and probably wouldn't recommend it.

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JoseRaez
Mar 16, 2012

This is an honest book about investments other than stocks and bonds. I appreciated and enjoyed the authors’ eye-opening examination of commodities, real estate, collectibles, derivatives, private equity and hedge funds as investment vehicles. The authors spent almost half of the book talking about hedge fund strategies and performances. That was truly educational. Personally, I did not agree with the authors’ contentions that beta is a measure of risk and that the market is efficient most of the time. The authors contend that true diversification, which includes alternative investments, should be practiced in every portfolio. This is contrary to what Warren Buffet practices. Interestingly, the authors of this book celebrate Warren Buffet’s record as an investor, even though Warren does not practice or follow the authors’ recommendations or school of thought.

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