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The Top 10 Investments for the Next 10 Years: Investing Your Way to Financial Prosperity


How Am I Going to Fund My Life For 25+ Years Without A Salary?

The fact that we're all living longer is an undeniable trend and the massive shortfalls in state pension schemes have been largely ignored by governments. The prospect of living off our own savings for 20-30 years without a salary or a state pension of any real worth is a daunting one. Dire consequences await those caught by surprise.

Confront Reality, Get Your House in Order and Implement Change.

The good news is that it is never too late to start investing for tomorrow - and today is as good as any. We firmly believe that everyone has it within them to become a successful investor and secure for themselves a rich and rewarding financial future.

We Live in An Era of Enormous Opportunity.

Learn how BigIdeas can become MoneyFountains - and use our unique online resources, the DiagnosticGrid, to enable you to diversify knowledgeably and successfully. Access the DiagnosticGrid at and hear more from us about today's hot investment tips.

"Many powerful City pundits would give an arm and a leg for thirty minutes with Jim Mellon. Simply divide  your portfolio into 10 equal amounts and invest them in his 10 BigIdeas - the advice in this book will beat most professional fund managers by leaps and bounds." - Sven Lorenz, market commentator, author & investor, and columnist for Money Week

"Packed with wise, practical advice, this book puts in plain English what every investor needs to know." - Alexandra Harney, former South China Correspondent, The Financial Times

"If fund managers are so smart why do they sit opposite me? As an investor who backs his own judgment with cash, Jim Mellon sits on the same side, I only wish I had met him many many, years ago! - Peter Simon, owner and founder, Monsoon & Accessorize

Jim Mellon is an investor with interests in several industries.  After leaving Oxford in 1978, where he studied PPE, he worked in Asia and the US in two fund management companies, GT and Thornton, before establishing his own business in 1991. This now has two components – a listed fund management company - Charlemagne Capital - and an Asian mining group, Regent Metals.  In addition, Jim is the controlling shareholder and a director of Conister Trust, an Isle of Man based bank, Speymill Group, a property business, and Betinternet,.  He is a co-founder of Uramin and Red Dragon Resources, both listed mining groups.  Burnbrae, his private company, is a substantial landlord in Germany and in the Isle of Man, and also owns outright the hotel chain Sleepwell Hotels.  Jim spends most of his time working on startup ideas and on investing.  His book, 'Wake Up!' was published last year.  Jim lives in the Isle of Man and in Ibiza.

Al Chalabi is a business consultant, entrepreneur and author who has been based in Asia for eleven years and has extensive experience of developing economies. He assists corporations establish and grow their operations in Asia, particularly in emerging economies like China. He has a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA in Finance & Management. Originally from Iraq, Al grew up in the UK after his family moved there when he was a young child. Al has also lived in Canada, France and the United States and currently lives in Hong Kong.

Chapter One: Why Are We Here? 

Chapter Two: Getting Your House in Order.

Savings Crisis.

The Building Blocks to Prosperity.


Chapter Three: Real Estate.

Chapter Four: Stocks & Mutual Funds.

Chapter Five: Bonds and Cash.

Chapter Six: The BRIC Economies.

Chapter Seven: Commodities & Collectables.

Chapter Eight: Green Investments.

Chapter Nine: Diagnostic Grid.

Chapter Ten: Summary.


Appendix A: How to Prepare Your Household Budget.

Appendix B: How to Open A Brokerage Account.