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Retirement GPS: How to Navigate Your Way to A Secure Financial Future with Global Investing by Aaron Katsman

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CHAPTER 2A Fresh Approach to Asset Allocation

Thanks largely to the 24/7 news channels that need to spin non-news into “news you can use,” investors are having a tough time cutting through the noise. It’s easy to be misled by the talking heads who have to face only their editors and makeup artists, not real investors. Too many investors accept their incessant table pounding urging people to “buy and hold” and “stay in for the long term.”

For the sake of full disclosure, I want to make it clear that I have an aversion to “conventional wisdom.” I think it has something to do with my upbringing. My father always made a point of not swallowing anything hook, line, and sinker (he happens to be an avid fisherman!), but rather making sure that the ...

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