Solin lists the Supersmart Portfolio as 2 Bond and 7 Equity funds.
For Equities, Chapter 21 wrote:20% US Large
20% US Large Value
20% US Small Value
10% US Real Estate
10% International Value
10% International Small
10% Emerging Markets
Right, and Bill Schultheis's Coffeehouse Porfolio, published in 1998, apportions equities as 1/6th each U.S. large, U. S. large value, U. S. Small, U. S. Small value, REIT, and International.
So, what's the difference? Greater tilting to small-caps, more international, and an overweight to emerging markets within international.
So the question I would ask is this: what portfolio was Dan Solin recommending as supersmart in 1998?
Was he prescient? Or has he simply "tilted" his portfolio, using 20/20 hindsight, to include bigger portions of those asset classes that have outperformed during last decade?
But then again, brand-name-like phrases like "Supersmart Portfolio" turn me off. Exactly what is the basis for judging the portfolio to be supersmart? Does he go into this in the book? OK, Amazon's peek into it suggests to me that he's surrounding himself with the aura of supersmart Fama and supersmart French. (I notice too that he leads off with a phony story about Einstein, without even having the honesty to lead off with a "legend has it" or "an apocryphal tale says").
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness; Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.