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

Article Archive

What’s Wrong With This Market?

by Alexander Green

Over the last two months, the S&P 500 has gone from a double-digit gain for the year into the red. Small cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 index, have gone from a correction (a decline of 10% or more) into almost bear market territory (a decline of 20% or more). What's wrong with this market? Less than you might think. But let's start with the negatives. Read On…

Your Most Important Tax Savings This Year

by Alexander Green

You have to give the government high marks for thoroughness. They tax you when you earn it, when you save it, when you invest it and when you spend it. When you die, they tax what's left over. Fortunately, you have a legal right to minimize what the government takes. Read On…

Even Washington Can’t Screw This Up

by Alexander Green

I have often argued that the biggest challenge facing investors today is our "bipolar world." In the public sector, for instance, we have stifling regulations that cost Americans $1.8 trillion a year. That's $14,768 per household. And we have a federal budget deficit and unfunded liabilities for entitlements amounting to $1.25 million per taxpayer. How can anyone apprised of these facts be optimistic about the future or long-term bullish on stocks? Read On…

Investment U Explains: Asset Allocation

by Alexander Green

Using asset allocation - which is exactly what we've been recommending for years - would not have left you entirely unscathed by the recent market meltdown. But you would be in far better shape than the many thousands of investors who still haven't summoned the courage to open their brokerage statements. Read On…

Don’t Bail on This Market

by Alexander Green

The market has teetered in recent weeks. And the volatility has caused some investors to head for the sidelines. They are almost certainly making a mistake. To time the market correctly, you have to make not one great call but two. And the consequences of getting either wrong can be grave. Read On…

How to Overcome the “Conspiracy of Misinformation”

by Alexander Green

Major media outlets are biased and relentlessly negative. The vast majority of websites and blogs are either inaccurate or misleading. Even the opinions of your friends and colleagues tend to be prejudiced or self-serving. The inability to get the plain, unvarnished facts you need to make informed and rational decisions has serious consequences. In particular, it leads to terrible investment decisions. Read On…

The “Burdens” of Great Wealth

by Alexander Green

People want to be rich for different reasons. Some want the things money can buy. Others seek the power it bestows. Or the status it confers. Or the security it brings. Wealth is real independence. It liberates you from want, from work that is drudgery, from relationships that confine you. Read On…

Investment U Explains: High-Frequency Trading

by Alexander Green

Americans today are increasingly obsessed with the issue of "fairness." This obsession is now spilling over to the stock market, where certain folks claim that high-frequency traders are using a technology advantage to cheat ordinary investors. The technology advantage is real. The harm done is more imaginary. Here's why... Read On…