Congratulations are in order to forum members craigr and medium tex, who have been contacted by a publisher to write a book updating Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio. The announcement appears in this January 3 announcement on the the PP forum: Important News: A New Permanent Portfolio Book Is On The Way!.
craigr wrote: I am happy to announce that Medium Tex and I were contacted many months back to write a book updating the Permanent Portfolio strategy. While the strategy itself is simple and timeless, many new investment vehicles to make the portfolio more accessible have opened up over the years since Harry Browne's passing. Additionally, many changes in US laws have made some of the advice (such as geographic diversification) more difficult for investors.
Medium Tex and I thought that an update would be a good idea and accepted the challenge. The book will be coming out around the end of the Q1 of this year in both print and electronic form. The manuscript of the book is well under way and we are announcing this book to not only let you know that it is coming, but also to let you give us input on topics you'd like to see specifically covered in the book. The book will address the following topics in detail:
Chapter – Our Stories
Chapter – 16 Golden Rules of Financial Safety
Chapter – Permanent Portfolio Performance
Chapter – How To Make Money In Investing
Chapter – Investing Based on Economic Conditions
Chapter – Stocks
Chapter – Bonds
Chapter – Cash
Chapter – Gold
Chapter – Implementing the Permanent Portfolio
Chapter – Rebalancing
Chapter – Tax Deferred Accounts and Tax Management
Chapter – Geographic and Institutional Diversification
Chapter - The Permanent Portfolio Fund
Chapter – Appendix and Resources
The book will contain not just updates to Harry Browne's ideas onto today's markets. But it will also have detailed and complete reviews of less orthodox but important topics such as geographic diversification techniques for today and more. While we feel that Harry Browne's previous books stand on their own in detail and clarity. We believe this book will carry on his tradition of sharing information to protect investors in any markets, no matter what the future brings.
Please feel free to offer comments on what you'd like to see covered to make this book something that will help you. I will keep you updated on the publication date and where you can order a copy when it is available. We are excited about this book and hope you will be, too.
Re-Posted on the Blog:
http://crawlingroad.com/blog/2012/01/03 ... n-the-way/