Slash Your Retirement Risk

Why do traditional investment strategies no longer work?

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When it comes to retirement investing, too much emphasis today is on investment returns, which often come at the expense of income dependability and peace of mind. Slash Your Retirement Risk redefines how to invest for retirement to maximize your reliable income and stabilize your financial future.  

Rather than the typical approach to portfolio management―focusing on returns and ignoring dramatic market downswings that can decimate portfolios―author Chris Cook shows investors how to create income reliability without sacrificing reasonable growth.  

Instead of chasing uncertain returns, Slash Your Retirement Risk's strategy will help ensure your retirement portfolio will capitalize on opportunities for growth while weathering the inevitable economic ups and downs. You will achieve reliable returns and suffer fewer sleepless nights worrying about whether your money will last as long as you do.  

  • Slash Your Retirement Risk is your step-by-step guide to create a retirement portfolio that will provide true financial peace of mind, one that features:
  • The broad diversification essential in today's globally interconnected marketplace.
  • A built-in ability to capitalize on market upswings to generate growth.
  • Automatic protections against inevitable market downswings.
  • An investing strategy that minimizes fees and costs to maximize portfolio gains.


Chris Cook

CHRIS COOK, entrepreneur and investment manager, is a strong proponent of improving investing outcomes with the application of scientific fundamentals. He’s founder and president of Dayton, Ohio–based Beacon Capital Management, a leading consultant to and award-winning asset manager for financial advisors and institutional investors in developing globally diversified portfolios to optimize long-term performance.  

His firm, Beacon Capital Management, has been recognized as one of the most innovative investment advisory firms in the industry by Wealth & Finance International, and it directly manages more than $2.5 billion in assets as of June 2017. Beacon also was honored by Financial Times as a Top Registered Investment Advisor of 2016 and was named as one of the Top 100 RIA Firms of 2016 by RIA Channel. In 2017, it has been named one of the ten fastest-growing U.S.-based RIA firms by Wealth Management Magazine and one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.  

Cook has earned a variety of licenses from FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), including Series 7 (General Securities Representative Qualification Examination), Series 4 (Registered Options Principal Examination), Series 24 (General Securities Principal Qualifications, applicable to supervisory manage- ment of a general securities broker-dealer), and Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal Qualification Examination); and from NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association), Series 63 (Uniform Securities State Law Examination) and Series 65 (Investment Advisers Law Examination). He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of science in business administration and a concentration in finance.

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"The traditional ways of investing for retirement won't work in the new era of rock-bottom interest rates and stock market volatility. Slash Your Retirement Risk details why the old methods are destined to fail and lays out in plain language a new financial plan that changes the focus from chasing a return on investment and toward what he calls the 'new ROI'―a reliability of income. Investors at all stages of the journey should heed this advice.​"

David Armstrong, editor-in-chief,


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"The New ROI means optimizing risk and maximizing gains, even amid the constant turmoil of the global economic picture."


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