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

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…

Why Investors Have It Better Than Ever

by Alexander Green

At an investment conference last week, Scientific American columnist and Skeptic magazine founder Michael Shermer argued that we are living in the best of times. Living standards have never been higher. The human life span has never been longer. Educational attainment has never been greater. And violent crime is in a long-term cycle of decline. Yet some in the audience disagreed... Read On…

The Four Best Ways to Beat the Market

by Alexander Green

Studies show that the overwhelming majority of fund managers cannot beat an unmanaged benchmark like the S&P 500 or the Russell 2000. Approximately three out of four of them fail every year. Over longer periods of time, more than 95% of them do. Read On…

Why I Love Share Buybacks

by Alexander Green

Academic studies have consistently found that the average stock not only rises immediately after the announcement of a repurchase program but continues to beat the market for several years. Read On…