Alexander Green

Chief Investment Strategist

Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club and Investment U and Editor of The Momentum AlertThe Insider Alert and The True Value Alert.  The independent Hulbert Financial Digest has ranked his Oxford Communiqué on its Honor Roll of top-performing investment letters in the nation for the last 13 years. Alex is also the author of four national bestsellers: The Gone Fishin' Portfolio; Beyond Wealth: The Road Map to a Rich Life; The Secret of Shelter Island: Money and What Matters; and, most recently,  An Embarrassment of Riches.

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Alex's Investment Beginnings

What was the first dollar you ever earned?

Pulling my Dad's pull cart on the golf course for ten cents a hole when I was seven. I made my first dollar right after the turn.

What's been the most satisfying dollar (or dollars) you've ever earned?

The most satisfying money I've ever earned came from compound interest. Why not let your money do the heavy lifting?

What's your favorite way to make money?

Favorite way to make money? The stock market, of course. It's the quickest, easiest, most liquid, and least expensive way to gain an ownership stake in a profitable business.

What's the best investment advice you've given or ever heard?

Buy when others are despondently selling. Sell when others are enthusiastically buying. (John Templeton)

Alex's Investment Newsletters and Trading Services:

  • Editor, True Value Alert
  • Editor, Insider Alert
  • Editor, Momentum Alert
  • Editor, The Pacific Advantage Alert

Article Archive

Here's What This Top Money Manager Thinks You Should Buy Now

by Alexander Green

When the markets start to get tricky, I often call up my old friend and former Wall Street colleague Rick Pfeifer for a chat. With almost 30 years' experience as a researcher and money manager, much of his success is due to his global perspective, a decidedly contrarian bent and an unconventional point of view. Here are just a few of his thoughts from an interview this week. Read On…

How to Play the World's Geopolitical Crises

by Alexander Green

Pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV and it seems like the world is going up in flames. As a global investor, how should you react to unsettling events? You shouldn't. This is a considered answer, not a flip one. Let's take a dispassionate look at the history of the stock market... Read On…

Why Investors Have Never Had It Better

by Alexander Green

We have near-zero short-term rates, an accommodative Fed keeping down long-term rates, a rebounding housing market, a booming auto market, unemployment at its lowest point since September of 2008, an energy renaissance in the U.S., growing end markets for U.S. goods and services in giants like China, India and Brazil, U.S. household net worth at an all-time high of $81.8 trillion, record corporate profits, record corporate profit margins and record corporate profits as a percentage of GDP. The trend is indeed your friend. Read On…

Why You Need an Investment System - Part 2

by Alexander Green

In my last column - and at The Oxford Club's Private Wealth Seminar in Quebec City this week - I made the case that every investor should run his money using a proven investment system. If you don't, you're just flying by the seat of your pants. And that isn't likely to deliver market-beating results. A complete investment system should cover these six foundations: Read On…

Why You Need an Investment System

by Alexander Green

At The Oxford Club's Private Wealth Seminar at The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec this week, I suggested that what every investor should really seek first and foremost is an all-encompassing investment system, one that will generate above-average returns in the good times and protect their hard-earned capital when things go off the rails, as they inevitably do from time to time. Why is this so important? Let me go back to the beginning... Read On…

Is Your Stock Portfolio Threatening the Nation?

by Alexander Green

The stock market hit another all-time high this week. If you're an investor, that's cause to celebrate. For others, it's a reason to grumble. Why? Because rising asset values increase economic inequality, enhancing the wealth of the "haves" and leaving the "have-nots" further behind. Don't scoff. This is becoming a major issue in this country. Read On…