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In Unconventional Investing, Tim Higgins, certified professional planner, and Michael Hajek III, certified professional accountant, totally defy traditional investing methods by supplying irrefutable evidence that confirms one thing: they do not work. For example, the 60/40 rule -- the time-honored notion that your portfolio should be comprised of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds is obsolete. There is no guarantee that this formula will yield a reliable return. Similarly, the venerated buy and hold method -- a doctrine widely used in the investment communities of the ’90s -- will experience volatility and modest gains. They also warn potential investors about guessing the capricious movements of the stock market; the ups and downs are unpredictable. Readers will appreciate the conversational tone and the delivery of sophisticated concepts in layman's terms, with charts, graphs and comments from the world's foremost industry experts.
The cover is simple and apt. Initially, I was not impressed with the contents listed in the Table of Contents. But when I read the material in depth, I realized the material was intended for me, the average person -- not the investment professional. After I finished each chapter, I wanted to know more. Thus, Tim Higgins and Michael Hajek are passionate about their mission to eradicate group thinking which reflects the "old school" thinking that leads to delays resulting in problems with home ownership, retirement options, etc. You can quickly and easily find the specific topics of interest, e.g. tax-efficient investing, trend analysis, etc. Unconventional Investing is highly recommended.