7Twelve: A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan

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Wiley, Jul 2, 2010 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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A proven way to put together a portfolio that enhances performance and reduces risk

Professor Craig Israelsen of Brigham Young University is an important voice in the area of asset allocation. The reason? He keeps things simple. Now, in 7Twelve, he shows you how to do the same, and demonstrates how his approach to investing can help you grow your money as well as protect it.

7Twelve outlines a multi-asset balanced portfolio that is a logical starting point when assembling a portfolio-either as the blueprint for the entire portfolio or as a significant building block. Page by page, he will show you how to create a balanced portfolio utilizing multiple asset classes to enhance performance and reduce risk.

  • Discusses how the 7Twelve portfolio includes seven core asset classes and utilizes twelve specific mutual funds or exchange traded funds
  • Details the tax efficiency of this specific investment approach
  • Shows you how to use the 7Twelve portfolio as a pre-retirement accumulation portfolio or a post-retirement distribution portfolio

If you want to build a well-balanced, multi-asset portfolio, 7Twelve is the book for you.

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CRAIG L. ISRAELSEN, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, where he teaches personal and family finance to over 1,200 students each year. He holds a PhD in family resource management from BYU and received a BS in agribusiness and an MS in agricultural economics from Utah State University. Prior to teaching at BYU, Israelsen was on the faculty of the University of Missouri–Columbia for fourteen years where he taught personal and family finance in the Department of Personal Financial Planning.

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