Just as seemingly insignificant changes can produce wildly dramatic impacts in weather patterns around the globe—the “butterfly effect”—all of the world’s stock markets and bonds markets are also connected in the same way. Everything that happens anywhere around the globe will eventually have an impact on all stock and bond markets. ANTs shows how to take advantage of this “new world order” through eight alternative and non-traditional asset classes. From commodities and currency to collectibles and more, Froehlich tells how to use ANTs to create a diversified portfolio that will thrive in today’s volatile, interconnected world financial markets.
Asset allocation is no longer just about diversification, but about preserving wealth and growing profits under any market condition. More importantly, that diversification must move beyond stocks, bonds, and cash. In these volatile, synchronized, and interconnected global markets, one has to look to alternative assets for diversification to protect one’s downside risk and get the best possible returns. Unfortunately, most investors still base their fundamental investment decisions on whether they think we are in a “bull” or a “bear” market.
The problem with this simplified and outdated investment strategy is that it just doesn’t work anymore. Instead of bulls and bears, says investment strategist Dr. Bob Froehlich, we should be looking at butterflies and ANTs—alternative and non-traditional asset classes. In ANTs, Froehlich introduces them to you and shows you how they can significantly improve your portfolio’s returns in a meaningful way.
- The 90 Percent Factor
- If You Build It, They Will Come
- Money Makes the World Go Round
- Get Real
- The Bridge to Everywhere
- Follow the Bouncing Ball
- Up, Up, and Away
- “Derivatives” Isn’t a Dirty Word
- Garage Sale Anyone?
- ANTs Go Marching Two by Two
- The Axis of Evil
- ANT Attack
ANTs: Using Alternative and Non-Traditional Investments to Allocate Your Assets in an Uncertain World By Bob Froehlich pdf