Chapter 7

Adding other government and corporate bonds

The main focus of this book has been on creating a simple, yet powerful and robust portfolio for the rational investor. The message is hopefully clear: if you want no risk, pick the minimal risk asset; if you want a lot of risk, pick a broad-based equity portfolio. If you want a risk profile in between the two, you allocate between the two. And do this in a cheap and tax-efficient way. Simple. If you do this and read no further, in my view you are already doing better than the vast majority of investors, private or institutional.

If you ignore this chapter and stick with the simple minimum risk/world equity portfolio you are still doing very well. Only add other government and corporate ...

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