The Investor's Manifesto (Paperback)

Preparing for Prosperity, Armageddon, and Everything in Between

By William J. Bernstein, Jonathan Clements (Foreword by)

John Wiley & Sons, 9781118073766, 201pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2012

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A timeless approach to investing wisely over an investment lifetime

With the current market maelstrom as a background, this timely guide describes just how to plan a lifetime of investing, in good times and bad, discussing stocks and bonds as well as the relationship between risk and return.

Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Investor's Manifesto will help you understand the nuts and bolts of executing a lifetime investment plan, including: how to survive dealing with the investment industry, the practical meaning of market efficiency, how much to save, how to maintain discipline in the face of panics and manias, and what vehicles to use to achieve financial security and freedom.

  • Written by bestselling author William J. Bernstein, well known for his insights on how individual investors can manage their personal wealth and retirement funds wisely
  • Examines how the financial landscape has radically altered in the past two years, and what investors should do about it
  • Contains practical insights that the everyday investor can understand
  • Focuses on the concept of Pascal's Wager-identifying and avoiding worst-case scenarios, and planning investment decisions on that basis

With The Investor's Manifesto as your guide, you'll quickly discover the timeless investment approaches that can put you in a better position to prosper over time.

About the Author

William J. Bernstein, PhD, MD, is a bestselling authorknown as a grassroots hero to independent investors. Formerly apracticing neurologist, Bernstein approaches the problems of savingand investing as someone who had to figure it out forhimself--from first principles up. He is the author of TheIntelligent Asset Allocator and The Four Pillars ofInvesting--highly regarded, plain-spoken guides on how tobuild a diversified portfolio without the help of a financialadvisor--the editor of the asset allocation journalEfficient Frontier, and the founder of the popular He has also written two volumes of economichistory, The Birth of Plenty and A Splendid Exchange, and is a coprincipal in Efficient Frontier Advisors.