Outperforming the market: everyone's guide to high-profit, low-risk investing
McGraw-Hill, Jul 1, 1998 - 280 pages
Building on the tradition of the groundbreaking books What Works on Wall Street and Stocks for the Long Run, John Merrill examines financial market performance since 1926 and identifies the investment portfolios that have recorded the best performance through history. Merrill looks at the track records of 13 asset classes and shows how to combine the asset classes to produce high-profit, low risk portfolios for every type of investor. Most importantly, the book demonstrates that portfolios built with fixed proportions of certain asset classes have outperformed the S&P 500 for decades. . .and with far less risk. Outperforming the Market reveals the absolute best portfolio design for each level of risk and for each targeted rate of return, then follows the individual performance of these superior portfolios from the crash of 1929 to the crash of 1987 and on through to the end of 1996. Merrill's book represents an important step forward in the literature of investing. Whereas Jeremy Siegel identified stocks as the best long-term investment and James O'Shaughnessy pinpointed the best long-term stock selection methods, Merrill's work focuses on the very best long-term portfolios to own. As such, Merrill's book provides investors with an authoritative, historically-proven blueprint for building wealth.
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Your Wealth And Retirement Portfolio
Attractions and Drawbacks of Domestic Cash and Bonds
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1987 Cyclical Decline actively managed Advancement Reward asset allocation policy Aug Sep Oct Average Annual Reward Average Bear Market Bear Market Decline bull market Chapter CRSP Domestic Model Portfolios equity REITs evaluated Feb Mar Apr Full Market Cycles Global Growth High to High high-yield bonds Historical Risk/Reward Chart Ibbotson Associates index funds Inflation international stocks investment investors Jul Aug Sep Jun Jul Aug large cap stocks long-term returns Low to Low market capitalization market value Mega Bear Market Micro Cap Stocks Mid/Small Cap Stocks money manager mutual fund managers mutual funds Numbers Oct Nov Dec outperformed P/E ratios performance period pre-decline level rate of return real returns Rebalanced Recovery to pre-decline retirement income Retirement Portfolio Riskless Return T-bills risks and rewards Sep Oct Nov Standard Deviation stock market strategy target asset class U.S. dollar U.S. Treasury bills U.S. Treasury bonds underperformance Warren Buffett Wealth and Retirement