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Understanding Asset Allocation: An Intuitive Approach to Maximizing Your Portfolio (paperback)

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The new, definitive "bible" on effective diversification strategies for your investments.

  •  Looks beyond the quantitative techniques used by financial planners to explain verbally the best portfolio allocation strategies.
  • Shows the right times to choose passive vs. active investments; value vs. growth stocks; and large caps vs. small caps.
  • Foreword by Larry Kudlow, former Presidential Economic Advisor, a syndicated columnist, and the host of CNBC's Kudlow and Company.


  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 336
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-439334-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-439334-6
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-205492-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-205492-8

This book is about effective asset allocation. It's not enough to rely on some investment manager's "one-size-fits-all" software to allocate your precious capital: you need to understand the process, and take control. In Understanding Asset Allocation, world-class economist, investment expert, and hedge fund manager Victor Canto shows exactly how to understand the process of assett allocation. Canto introduces a flexible, intuitive, easy-to-use approach to asset allocation that leverages powerful business cycle information and investment vehicles most investors ignore. Canto reveals what you can (and can't) learn from historical data; how to find and focus on sectors that offer exceptional opportunity; and how to manage risk far more effectively. Whether you manage your own investments or rely on an advisor, Understanding Asset Allocation will help you optimize all your asset allocation  decisions -- and maximize the returns they deliver.

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About the Author

Introduction: You Can Do Better

  • 1: In Search of the Upside 
  • 2: The Case for Cyclical Asset Allocation 
  • 3: Thinking in Cycles 
  • 4: Tax Tips 
  • 5: Linking Up 
  • 6: To Start, a Benchmark 
  • 7: Taking It to the Tilt 
  • 8: The Cyclical Asset Allocation Strategy's Versatility 
  • 9:Active versus Passive Management 
  • 10: Location, Location, Location? 
  • 11: Eye on Elasticity 
  • 12: Keeping the Wheels on the Hedge-Fund ATV 
  • 13: Market Timing or Value Timing? 
  • 14: Every Strategy Has Its Day 
  • 15: Putting It All Together: Value Timing 





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