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Buy and Hedge: The 5 Iron Rules for Investing Over the Long Term

Buy and Hedge: The 5 Iron Rules for Investing Over the Long Term

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-282525-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-282525-2

If you're trying to build wealth, sharp market downturns are your worst enemy. And today, they're happening far more often: in the last 18 years, the S&P 500 has experienced sixteen violent market declines. Institutions and professional investors have mastered powerful hedging strategies for dramatically reducing the risks of market volatility. Now, you can do it, too--and you can't afford not to. In Buy and Hedge, two leading investment experts show how to apply hedging as part of a long-term program for growing and preserving your assets. CNBC Fast Money guest Jay Pestrichelli and seasoned financial industry veteran Wayne Ferbert show how to systematically protect yourself against violent downward moves while giving your portfolio maximum room to run in upward markets. The authors' techniques are easy to use, can be applied to most investment vehicles, and require surprisingly little "care and feeding" once implemented. You'll discover how to:

·         Take advantage of the hedge-building mechanisms built into low-cost index funds

·         Invest in your ideas with confidence, because you've hedged the downside

·         Systematically manage portfolios for risk as well as return

·         Master and apply the "5 Iron Rules of Buy & Hedge”

·         Use options to manage risk, not to create excess leverage

·         Generate more dividends

·         Effectively manage cash

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Part I: Introduction to Hedging and the Markets     7
Chapter 1: Life Is a Series of Risk-and-Return Decisions–and So Is Investing     9
Chapter 2: Emotion Is Your Enemy, So Bid It Goodbye     15
Chapter 3: Don’t Forget Why You Invest     21
Chapter 4: The Investment Game Isn’t Rigged, But...     27
Part II: The Immutable Laws of Investing     33
Chapter 5: Capital Lost Is Capital That Cannot Grow     35
Chapter 6: Risk Is What You Buy; Return Is What You Hope For     41
Chapter 7: Emotion Is the Enemy     45
Chapter 8: Volatility Is Kryptonite     53
Chapter 9: The Taxman Cometh      61
Part III: The Five Iron Rules of Buy and Hedge     65
Chapter 10: Hedge Every Investment     67
Chapter 11: Know Your Risk Metrics     75
Chapter 12: Constructing a Long-Term, Diversified Portfolio     91
Chapter 13: Unleash Your Inner Guru     103
Chapter 14: Harvest Your Gains and Losses     109
Part IV: The How-To and Basic Tactics of Hedging     119
Chapter 15: Hedging with Options     121
Chapter 16: What Is an Option?     125
Chapter 17: Option Positions     133
Chapter 18: Understanding and Using Options     141
Chapter 19: Risk Graphs: A Picture Is Worth a
Chapter 20: Married Puts     165
Chapter 21: Collars     179
Chapter 22: Stock Replacement Tactic That’s Easy on Your Cash     193
Chapter 23: ETFs Will Look Great in Your Portfolio     205
Chapter 24: Portfolio Puts     221
Part V: Advanced Tactics     227
Chapter 25: Vertical Spreads     229
Chapter 26: Diagonal Spreads     249
Chapter 27: Managing the Cash in Your Portfolio     259
Chapter 28: Managing for Tax Efficiency     269
Chapter 29: Conclusion: Putting It All Together     277


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