According to investment strategists, recent big shifts in the markets make this a good time to consider changing or rebalancing your proportion of stocks and bonds.
These books can help you decide how to best adjust your investments:
The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them
by Peter Mallouk
Named the #1 independent financial adviser in America on Barron’s list, Mallouk defines the five most common investment missteps – market timing, active trading, misunderstanding financial information, letting yourself get in the way and working with the wrong investment adviser.
Grow Your Investments with the Best Mutual Funds and ETFs
by Stephen McKee
Exchange Traded Funds expert Stephen McKee introduces his “Comet System” – a proven system for selecting and timing the market to take full advantage of mutual funds and ETFs.
Guide to Investment Strategy
by Peter Stanyer
Exploring the many controversies that surround the management of wealth, this book provides guidance on constructing appropriate investment strategies, taking into account new research into behavioral and traditional finance.
The Aftershock Investor: A Crash Course in Staying Afloat in a Sinking Economy
by David Wiedemer, Robert Wiedemer, Cindy Spitzer
The authors, who accurately predicted the financial crisis of 2008, offer a newly revised second edition with tips and information for protecting your money and investments during a declining economy, including detailed investment advice, whether to buy or sell gold and silver, and how rising inflation can hurt certain investments.
The Education of a Value Investor
by Guy Spier
Spier reveals his transformation from a Gordon Gekko wannabe, driven by greed, to a sophisticated investor who enjoys success without selling his soul to the highest bidder.
Expert investor Timothy McCarthy has spent the last 30 years in the US and overseas providing investment solutions to individuals and their advisers. He believes that understanding how to create a truly globally diverse portfolio while applying the magic of time will help all investors navigate risky markets.
The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing
by Mel Lindauer, Taylor Larimore, Michael LeBoeuf
Reveals how the investment philosophy of John Bogle, the founder and retired chairman of Vanguard, can help any investor build wealth using his low-cost, tax-efficient philosophy.
The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs
by Ric Edelman
Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. Acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees, and here he shares everything you need to know as a plan participant.