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The fully revised classic on employing asset allocation techniques to grow real wealth
A global leader and preeminent expert in asset allocation, David Darst delivers his masterwork on the topic. In a fully updated and expanded second edition of The Art of Asset Allocation, Morgan Stanley's Chief Investment Strategist covers the historic market events, instruments, asset classes, and economic forces that investors need to be aware of as they create asset-building portfolios. He then explains how to use modern asset allocation concepts and tools to augment returns and control risks in a wide range of financial market environments. This completely revised edition shows how to achieve asset balance with the author's proven methods, decades of expertise, relevant charts, practical tools, and astute analyses.
Known as the king of asset allocation, Darst brings his expertise to bear to provide complete asset class descriptions, identifying historical risk, return, and correlation characteristics for all major asset classes. Using actual data, he explains the differences between tactical and strategic asset allocation, outlines clear rebalancing guidelines, and includes an annotated guide to both traditional and Internet-based information sources.
Praise for the first edition:
“You want to be a better investor, a better client, or a better advisor? DEVOUR THIS BOOK NOW!”-James J. Cramer
“David Darst is the expert on Asset Allocation. He has chosen to share his decades of practical experience in The Art of Asset Allocation, to the benefit of professional and individual investors alike.”-Seth A. Klarman
When the first edition of this book appeared it was before the economic crash. This new edition shows how David Darst's particular kind of asset allocation helped his investors during that volatile period. It also contains a discussion of downside and risk tolerance and new self-tests for determining your risk tolerance. And, finally, it reveals how the asset allocation model has changed since 2008. In all of these areas, the author will continue to include new insightful anecdotes like those that peppered the first edition.
- Shows how to tap into the use of asset allocation strategies to protect your investments
- Offers updated information on downside and risk tolerance
- The next step resource from a managing director of Morgan Stanley and the bestselling author David Darst
- Includes a Foreword by Jim Cramer
David Darst reveals how to use asset allocation to increase your portfolio that tap into the investment strategies of the wealthy.
Gain new insights into why asset allocation works and learn advanced investing strategies
You know that asset allocation requires much more than cookie-cutter analysis. You want precise, detailed techniques for analyzing and applying asset allocation principles. The high-level, applications-oriented Mastering the Art of Asset Allocation examines the inner working of numerous asset allocation strategies and covers everything from ways to determine the portfolio value of various asset classes to insights into changing patterns of investment returns and standard deviations in different time periods and market environments.
In this handy new e-book, bestselling author David M. Darst provides the latest information on managed futures and their appropriate role within investment portfolios. The first section of the e-book covers select investment advantages and potential risks of managed futures, including historical background on futures, their advantages, risks involved, and key trends and drivers. The second section offers a summary of managed futures investment performance and correlation, including the performance of the major futures indices. The remaining sections provide an overview of the current investment landscape, a glossary of available indices, and important sources of further information. Portfolio Investment Opportunities in Managed Futures gives investors the information they need to make intelligent investment decisions in this important asset class.
- Covers key factors investors need to know about managed futures, including advantages, risks, and investment performance
- Written by David M. Darst, CFA, the bestselling author of The Little Book That Saves Your Assets
- Perfect for individual investors, financial advisors, and CFAs interested in how managed futures can meaningfully improve the risk-reward profile of their portfolios