Table of Contents
   Why We Wrote this Bookp. 1
   Introductionp. 5
   The Decisions
      The Do-It-Yourself Decisionp. 11
         Do-It-Yourselfp. 11
         Retail Brokersp. 16
         Independent, Fee-Only Advisorsp. 18
         How to Select an Independent, Fee-Only Advisorp. 20
      The Asset Allocation Decisionp. 23
         The Impact of Volatility on Returnsp. 23
         Risk and Return are Relatedp. 27
         The Asset Allocation Decisionp. 31
      The Diversification Decisionp. 35
      The Active versus Passive Decisionp. 41
         Active Investingp. 41
         Passive Investingp. 45
      The Rebalancing Decisionp. 51
   Conclusions
      Compared to What?p. 57
      What About Alternatives?p. 59
         Hedge Fundsp. 60
         Private Equity (Including Venture Capital)p. 62
         Commodities (Gold, Oil & Gas, Etc.)p. 63
      Everyone Can Succeedp. 65
   A Personal Note from the Authorsp. 67
   About the Authorsp. 71
   Appendixp. 75
   Sources and Descriptions of Datap. 79
   Indexp. 87