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This review is from: The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets (Hardcover)I have been utilizing the author's Simple Ivy Portfolio Timing Model since early 2007 in several investment accounts and have been very happy with the results during this bear market.
Don't be misled by the title. There have been a number of books written in the past few years on the subject of successful endowment fund managers and the use of alternative asset classes (most not available to the small investor). While there is a very good discussion of the Harvard and Yale Endowment Funds, the heart of this book is a well laid out step by step explanation of several methods for improving returns and managing risk that are easy to follow and implement with a discount brokerage account. While some of the information is available on the "World Beta" web site, the book is a much easier and complete way to set about using the models and strategies.
Among other useful features I appreciate in a "how to" book that this book contains is a bullet point summary at the end of each chapter.