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Author: Ben Stein, Phil DeMuth Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Little Books, Big Profits Series Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781596598102
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Are you underwhelmed with the way your traditional 60/40 portfolio has been performing lately and wondering why? Do you suspect there might be better ways to invest your money, but aren't sure what they are? What about all those "alternative" investments you keep hearing so much about in the media, such as commodities, real estate, emerging market funds, and, of course, that darling of pirates, Medieval monarchs, and radio talk-show hosts everywhere: gold? And how about the legion of new financial products Wall Street keeps spawning like kudzu—exotic creatures with strange-sounding names like "replicants," "100/30s," and "buy/write" funds? How do they work, and do any of them make sense for you? The Little Book of Alternative Investments gives you complete, detailed answers to all those questions—and a whole lot more. Like a pair of trusty native guides, bestselling investment authors Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth clear a path through the alternative investments jungle. They identify the flora and fauna, stopping along the way to tell you which ones are safe to consume and which ones will consume you, if given half a chance. And they explain in plain English, not Wall Street Swahili, how each product or class of products works (or doesn't work), and how each can be used to help you reduce risk and boost returns. Just as important, if not more so, Ben and Phil arm you with proven portfolio management strategies that take full advantage of the best of the best alternative products out there. No matter what your budget, level of experience, or tolerance for risk, you'll discover how to use everything from REITs and futures to hedge funds and hedge fund-like mutual funds to shield your money from the bubble-and-bust, hurly-burly of the markets and come out ahead, in all economic climates. Making the technical simple, the arcane accessible, and the dry laugh-out-loud funny, The Little Book of Alternative Investments is your guide to taming the alternative investments jungle and cultivating an investment portfolio that consistently delivers better-than-market risk-adjusted performance. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “They’ve reported, I’ve decided. There is an investment strategy beyond stocks. Leave it to Ben and Phil to lead us through it. Little book? Try, big insight”

    Neil Cavuto, Fox News and Fox Business

  • “Chock full of easy to digest information, useful advice, specific fund recommendations and it is a hoot and a holler to read. Not a dull page in it. And it will tell you just about everything you need to know about these essential alternative investment portfolio diversifiers.”

    Consuelo Mack, WealthTrack

  • “A great little book for investors who are trying to improve their asset allocation. Lots of meat and fun to read.”

    Brenda Jubin, Ph.D., Seeking Alpha

  • “I have been reading Ben Stein for thirty-five years and Phil DeMuth since he joined up with Ben…They do solid work and this latest is no exception.”

    Jim Rogers, author of A Gift to My Children

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About the Author

Phil DeMuth is managing director of Conservative Wealth Management LLC, a registered investment advisor to high-net-worth individuals, institutions, and foundations. He has cowritten seven books with Ben Stein and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Louis Rukeyser’s Mutual Funds newsletter, and the Journal of Financial Planning. His television appearances include Kudlow & Company, Glenn Beck, Squawk Box, Forbes on Fox, and Wall Street Week.

About the Narrator

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.