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Book Review: The Future for Investors by Jeremy Siegel

Posted by jaystile on November 18, 2008

Originally Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006

I just finished reading ‘The Future for Investors’ by Jeremy Siegel. Before you invest a single dime more, make sure you read this book.

This book covers what type of stocks give you the best return on your investment. The short of it is, buy stocks that have consistently paid an increasing dividend over the last 15 years. Also, find out why people lost a lot of money during the dotcom boom. It is mostly due to the fact that those stock were trading up to 500 times earnings without paying a dividend. Also, how those stock prices directly related to the changes in law allowing stock option grants not to be accounted for as executive pay.

Finally, this answers the question, when all the baby boomers retire who are they going to sell their assets to? The boomers are the largest age demographic in the U.S. The short answer is, we’ll be fine. We’ll sell off our assets to developing countries and the center of econimic power will shift to the East. As long and we continue to promote free trade in the world economy.

Jeremy Siegel also writes a column on finance.yahoo.com


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