My second book: "Smart portfolios"

My new book: "Smart Portfolios" was published by Harriman House in September 2017.

For more information: and read my blog post on the book here. You can look at the google book preview of the hardback here (don't use amazon to "look inside" - it shows the kindle edition).

To buy:

(See here for information about my first book, "Systematic Trading")

Smart Portfolios(TM) is a registered trademark of Smart Portfolios LLC. The author and publisher have no endorsement from, or affiliation with, Smart Portfolios LLC.


"In Finance (like many other subjects) there is a large amount of research that is smart but impractical and an equally large amount of popular literature that is practical but dumb. This book is in that rare category of smart and practical – it is also an entertaining read in its own right." Francis Breedon, Professor of Finance Queen Mary, University of London and former head of currency strategy at a major investment bank

"Two years after the excellent Systematic Trading, Rob has done it again. Smart Portfolios offer a unique insight into how a finance professional approaches portfolio construction and investment. This book clears up many misconceptions about investing and offers rational methods and tools for taking care of your hard earned money." - Andreas F. Clenow, CIO Acies Asset Management, Zurich

I've been a fan of Robert Carver's work for quite a while now, and this book definitely adds to the knowledge and experiences he willingly shares with others.  Carver skillfully mixes theory and practicality, making this a great reference guide for intermediate and very experienced traders alike.  The Epilogue section alone is pure gold, even though it is only one page long.  This book will keep me quite busy for a while with investigating various portfolio sizing approaches.  Highly Recommended! - Kevin Davey, Champion full time trader, author "Building Winning Algorithmic Trading Systems - A Trader's Journey From Data Mining To Monte Carlo Simulation To Live Trading"    

"Smart Portfolios is a sophisticated but not overly technical treatment of a topic that every investor has to come to grips with. As such, it is a recommended read." Brenda Jubin, Reading the Markets [Full review]

Smart Portfolios is a very detailed, practical and comprehensive guide for anyone interested in building a portfolio of assets and increasing their long-term wealth. Master investor [Full review]

"Smart Portfolios introduces plenty of concepts that anyone should follow in thinking about how to structure their investment dollars… Smart Portfolios makes for a valuable read, because it always brings you back to the practical macro-level questions (what to invest in, how much to invest, what changes to make) instead of going so far down the rabbit hole that you forget why various formulas or charts are relevant. Carver’s pedigree and current status make him the right kind of author for this type of book" - Proud money [Full review]



  1. Congrats! Your first book and codes are very helpful. I will check out your second book to see if I can learn more.

  2. Hello, I bought your first book and reading now for the 3rd time. Also trying to incorporate some principles to my own system. Could you pls mention some reasons to buy the second book if any (different approach, more detailed, etc...)?


    2. yes i know, some self-interview i haven't time to read :-/