Praise for the 1st edition of THE LITTLE BOOK THAT SAVES YOUR ASSETS
"Darst delivers his wisdom like fine champagne: full of sparkle and so good you hate to finish it. All investors have much to gain from his sparkling advice."
Peter L. Bernstein, author of Capital Ideas, Against the Gods, The Power of Gold, and Capital Ideas Evolving
"Asset allocation is an art, David Darst is the master. This entertaining and readable little book enables individual investors to do what the pros do build and save their assets!"
Consuelo Mack, Anchor and Managing Editor, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack on PBS
"David Darst is a walking encyclopedia of investment information. This book is an invaluable source and reference."
Barton Biggs, author of Hedgehogging, Wealth, War and Wisdom, A Hedge Fund Tale of Reach and Grasp, and Diary of a Hedgehog: Biggs′ Final Words on the Markets
"David Darst has produced another winner! This book is a must–read for any investor who is serious about seeking the best risk–adjusted return on a portfolio."
Samuel L. Hayes, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Emeritus, Harvard Business School
"With his decades of experience, Darst entertainingly debunks the mysteries of investinghelping you grow the value of your assets while achieving peace of mind in the process."
Byron Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners LP
Chapter One What Happened?? What Happened!! 1
Chapter Two We All Do It (Even if We Don’t Realize It) 15
Chapter Three Everyone Needs an Uncle Frank 33
Chapter Four Building Your House 39
Chapter Five Parts of the Whole—Combining Dreams into a Plan 55
Chapter Six Two Strategies to Win the Battle for Investment Survival 75
Chapter Seven Do You Know Where You Are Going? 91
Chapter Eight Mix, Don’t Match 105
Chapter Nine Our Minds, Our Selves 119
Chapter Ten The Jockey Matters as Much as the Horse 133
Chapter Eleven Riding Out Storms 149
Chapter Twelve Build Your House on These Rocks 161
Chapter Thirteen Count to Zen 175
Chapter Fourteen Seven Quick Ways to Ruin 185
Chapter Fifteen The Road Less Traveled That You Should Take Right Now 195
Who Are You? (Determining Your Investment Profile) 209
What Do You Think? (Determining Your Investment Outlook) 211
What Works for You? (Determining Your Investment Selection) 213
Don’t Take My Word for It 215
“The Little Book That Still Saves Your Assets presents a necessary introduction to managing personal investments that would be beneficial to anyone in the financial services industry. . . Everyone who invests money now or ever intends to would benefit from Darst′s worthwhile introduction to the most fundamental principle of investing.”—ABA Banking Journal