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Blind Faith: Our Misplaced Trust in the Stock Market and Smarter, Safer Ways to Invest

Over 40 percent of households own some form of common stock. Winslow presents why Americans have misplaced trust in the stock market and presents smarter, safer ways to invest. Preview this book online. Follow the link below. Find at Blind Faith takes head on the unquestioned financial dogma of modern times: that stocks are the best long-term investment you will ever make. But, as Ed Winslow ably reveals, the way we’ve been counseled to “play the market” amounts to little more than gambling, not investing. The time-honored means for controlling risk: asset allocation, diversification and having a long-term time horizon are inadequate.

Blind Faith offers a new and easily understood means of investment risk management that will cause investment professionals to reexamine the underlying assumptions and foundation of Modern Portfolio Theory. From the Author The risk of investing in the stock market has increased remarkably over the last decade. In this period we’ve seen tremendous volatility in stock prices, a market bubble and its subsequent pop, a parade of corporate scandals, the demise of a leading accounting firm and proven deception by many so-called investment analysts employed by major brokerage firms. In addition, the realities of ever-increasing geopolitical risks contribute to an uncertain economic future. Blind Faith offers a cleverly simple yet revolutionary approach for managing investments in this perpetual high-risk environment. Corporate America and the investment industry have little to gain and lots to lose when investors decide to stop playing the traditional game that can –and has – destroyed trillions of dollars of individual wealth overnight. Readers will be equipped with both the strategy and the tools for success in virtually any economic environment while ending their participation in a system that has taken full advantage of their blind faith and misplaced trust.

By David Donhoff: Founder, Leverage Planners