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Review Global Asset Allocation: A Survey of the World’s Top Asset Allocation Strategies 



Trading assets is one of the profitable investments in the modern era. Investors choose assets they want to trade and start their trading career from there. With their attention fixed on their assets, they sometimes tend to lose sight of the bigger considerations when trading. Global Asset Allocation is a perfect guide for traders to shift their focus on more aspects of trading rather than just their assets. 

The book presents the history of some of the tradable assets we have in the markets today – stocks, bonds, and bills. Inflation is then put into the picture to correlate its impact on the money. The book goes on to introduce the idea of combining assets as a viable option against potential risks there are when trading asset classes.

The book also put premium emphasis on several assets and their performances over the years and how traders of today can build trading strategies and make practical decisions. Trading portfolios are also discussed in this material, including some insightful tips from the most successful trader in history, Warren Buffett. 

About the Author

Aside from writing compelling investing books, Meb Faber is the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management.  He writes blogs, books, and studies. Faber also spoke at conferences and was featured on several platforms, including The New Yorker. Some of his writings include The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets and Global Asset Allocation. He is also a certified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Table of Contents

The book contains the following contents:



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  1. A History of Stocks, Bonds, and Bills
  2. The Benchmark Portfolio: 60/40
  3. Asset Class Building Blocks
  4. The Risk Parity and All Seasons Portfolios
  5. The Permanent Portfolio
  6. The Global Market Portfolio
  7. The Rob Arnott Portfolio
  8. The Marc Faber Portfolio
  9. The Endowment Portfolio: Swensen, El-Erian, and Ivy
  10. The Warren Buffett Asset Allocation Portfolio
  11. Comparison of the Strategies
  12. Implementation (ETFs, Fees, Taxes, Advisors)
  13. Summary

Appendix A – FAQs

Appendix B – The Tobias Portfolio

Appendix C – The Talmud Portfolio

Appendix D The Twelve Portfolio

Appendix E – The William Bernstein Portfolio

Appendix F – The Larry Swedroe Portfolio