Getting Started in Asset Allocation
Bill Bresnan, Eric GelbISBN: 0471326844; 9780471326847;
A system for organizing investment holdings according to risk level, asset allocation is an essential component of creating a solid portfolio. Knowing where, when, and how to begin, however, can be confusing. This indispensable guide clarifies everythingin plain English. Covering the basics of starting an asset allocation program, it offers sound advice, helpful tips, and practical guidelines—all corresponding to your particular financial situation, whether you're single, married with children, saving for college, or retired. Along with a helpful glossary of financial terms, here's where you'll find complete details on: Risk—the nature of risk, risk versus volatility, risk/reward trade-off, and the ten types of risk. Allocation techniques—financial objectives, cash flow needs, and tactical asset models. Low-, medium-, and high-risk assets—government securities, certificates of deposit, fixed annuities, corporate bonds, futures,...