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ANTs. Using Alternative and Non–Traditional Investments to Allocate Your Assets in an Uncertain World

  • ID: 2243227
  • Book
  • April 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 222 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Praise for ANTs

Using Alternative and Non–Traditional Investments to Allocate Your Assets in an Uncertain World

"Finally, recognition by a respected strategist that there′s an investment world beyond stocks and bonds. ′Dr. Bob′ offers real opportunities to diversify your assets, hedge your dollar bets, and develop an investment portfolio that will withstand the devaluation of paper money."
Terry Savage, author, The Savage Truth on Money and The Savage Number

"Dr. Bob′s latest book is a must–read for every individual investor. ANTs addresses the two most common mistakes of retail investors. Number one, they try to do it alone without the help of a financial advisor and number two, in our interconnected global marketplace, they do not have enough exposure to non–traditional asset classes like commodities and currencies. ANTs shows you how to fix both of these mistakes with a common sense strategy that is purely ′Dr. Bob′ at his finest."
William (Bill) Glavin, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.

"Bob Froehlich has done it again, addressing the major changes that have taken place in our securities markets and the opportunities they have created for the average investor. He explains non–traditional investments in a clear and concise manner. Thanks, Bob."
Ian B. Davidson, Chairman, the Davidson Companies and D.A. Davidson & Co.

"Bob Froehlich brings a unique perspective to the world of investing, sharing with his readers a viewpoint that is particularly helpful in times of uncertainty. Diversification into alternatives is best accomplished with the assistance of a wise guide. Bob is that guide. His use of ANTs demonstrates his mastery at taking complex ideas and making them understandable to readers with diverse investment backgrounds and experiences."
Mark Casady, Chairman and CEO, LPL Financial

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Introduction.

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).

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Other Investment Books by Dr. Bob Froehlich.

How to Follow Dr. Bob: Weekly Market Commentary.

Index.

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ROBERT J. FROEHLICH is an executive vice president and chief investment strategist at The Hartford. Froehlich has over thirty years of Wall Street and Main Street experience. Known as "Dr. Bob" to many, he is highly regarded as an investment expert and has delivered speeches on investing in 107 different countries, as well as in all fifty states. Dr. Bob regularly appears on CNBC, Fox News, CNN, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV, and Reuters TV, and has been frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Barron′s.
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