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Richard (Rick) A. Ferri, CFA, founded Portfolio Solutions® in 1999. Rick is a leading expert on low-cost index fund investing and has authored six books on the subject. You can check out his books below or learn more about Rick Ferri here.

Power of Passive Investing by Rick Ferri

The Power of Passive Investing:
More Wealth with Less Work

Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this reliable resource offers practical guidance on creating a sound, long-term investment plan—within a framework of controlled risk—and helps clarify and quantify the purpose of investing along the way. Containing dozens of historical studies covering several decades and financial markets, it will clearly show you how passive investors who buy the market will capture better results than most active investors who try to beat the market.

All About Index Funds:
The Easy Way to Get Started, Second Edition

Everything you need to know about index funds, including:

  • The advantages of index funds over other mutual funds
  • How to use index funds and ETFs for effective asset allocation
  • Information on new index funds: oil, gold, and currencies
  • All the tools and techniques you need to invest successfully in high-yield, low-risk index funds.

The updated Second Edition of Richard Ferri’s bestselling All About Index Funds offers individual investors an easy-to-use guide for capitalizing on one of today’s hottest investing areas—index funds. This wealth-building resource provides essential information on index funds; expert advice on how to start investing; and winning strategies for better returns with low risk.

All About Asset Allocation:
The Easy Way to Get Started, Second Edition

All About Asset Allocation covers everything you need to know about asset allocation, including how to:

  • Implement a smart asset allocation strategy
  • Diversify your investments with stocks, bonds, real estate and other asset classes
  • Change your allocation and lock in gains

When it comes to investing for your future, there’s only one sure bet—asset allocation. Trying to outwit the market is a bad gamble. If you’re serious about investing for the long run, you have to take a no-nonsense, businesslike approach to your portfolio.

The ETF Book: All You Need to Know About
Exchange-Traded Funds, Updated Edition

When the original edition of The ETF Book was first published in 2007, it immediately became the source for cutting-edge information on many exchange-traded products (ETPs)—mainly exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The book has still not been surpassed, but with the marketplace for ETPs quickly evolving, now is the perfect time for the Updated Edition of The ETF Book.

This detailed, yet clearly articulated guide contains the most up-to-date information on navigating the growing number of ETPs available in today’s market. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this revised resource introduces you to everything from successful structures such as bond funds, commodities funds, and currency funds to concepts such as actively managed ETFs that have recently become a reality. Along the way, you’ll gain valuable insight into how you can effectively integrate ETFs into any portfolio.

Protecting Your Wealth
in Good Times and Bad

Markets go up. Markets go down. And somehow in that never-ending cycle, you have to invest and save wisely enough to keep your family safe from financial worry. Protecting Your Wealth in Good Times and Bad outlines an easy-to-understand, practical, and market-proven financial plan calculated to grow and protect your family’s savings as it substantially eases your money concerns and crises—today, tomorrow, and throughout a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

Serious Money, Straight Talk
About Investing for Retirement

This book is out of print. Get it as a free download.

Serious Moneyexplains why stockbrokers, investment firms, financial consultants and the mass media do not always have your best interests at heart. In this hard-hitting book, author Rick Ferri takes the investment industry to task for spending too much effort on selling and too little on meeting the needs of serious investors.

  • Find out why “beat the market” strategies almost always fail
  • Learn how management fees and commission costs erode your earnings
  • Understand the ulterior motive driving most investment advice

It’s time to take charge of your financial future and leave the gimmicks, false promises, “miracle” stories and media hype of today’s investment frenzy behind. Ferri maps out the steps you need to develop a successful approach to investing for retirement.

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