Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Car Wreck, Traffic Jam, or Freeway? 2. Faith versus History. 3. The Trend Is Your Friend (Until It Isn?t). 4. Catching the Next Wave. 5. Into the Matrix: History?s Guide to Realistic Expectations. 6. Financial Physics: Interconnected Relationships. 7. Risky Expectations. 8. Plausible Expectations: A Realistic Appraisal of the Prospects for Earnings Growth. 9. Pension Fund Problems in Your Backyard. 10. The Issue of Retirement in an Aging World: Is It Something in the Water? 11. Demography Is Destiny. 12. King Dollar and the Guillotine. 13. The Muddle Through Economy. 14. Chairman Greenspan and the Shoot-Out at the OK Corral. 15. Why Investors Fail: Analyzing Risk. 16. Taking Stock: The Fundamental Nature of Bull?s Eye Investing. 17. Bringing Out Your Inner Spock. 18. The Value in Stocks. 19. Investing in Bonds: Or the Sisyphus Syndrome. 20. Hedge Funds 101: The Basics. 21. Investing in a Fund of Hedge Funds. 22. Doing Your Due Diligence. 23. All That Glitters, Etc. 24. Bull?s Eye Investing. Appendix A: Suggested Reading Material. Appendix B: Bond Information. Appendix C: Hedge Fund Industry Resources. Appendix D: Hedge Fund Net Worth Requirements: Why a Million Isn?t Always Enough. Source Notes. Bibliography. About the Author. Index.
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