The Aftershock Investor: A Crash Course in Staying Afloat in a Sinking Economy

The Aftershock Investor: A Crash Course in Staying Afloat in a Sinking Economy

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 1118733363

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

From the authors who accurately predicted the domino fall of the conjoined real estate, stock, and private debt bubbles that led to the financial crisis of 2008, comes the definitive guide to protection and profit in 2013 and beyond. Based on the authors' unmatched track record of accurate predictions in their three landmark books, America’s Bubble Economy, Aftershock, and Aftershock Second Edition, this new book offers what readers have been clamouring for: a detailed guide to how to survive and thrive in the next global money meltdown.

Entirely updated with three new chapters, plus more actionable insights and detailed advice, The Aftershock Investor second edition spells out clearly and concisely exactly what smart investors need to know right now, before the worldwide Aftershock hits. Specifically, readers will discover that…

  • This so-called economic "recovery" is 100% fake (see new Chapter 1)
  • And is working to temporarily support our multibubble economy (Chapter 2)
  • Based on massive money printing that will only make our problem even worse later (Chapter 3)
  • When mounting future inflation and climbing interest rates will inevitably push us over the Market Cliff (new Chapter 4)
  • Going over the Market Cliff will surprise most conventional investors (Chapter 5),
  • Crash the stock market (Chapter 6)
  • Diminish bonds (Chapter 7)
  • Depress real estate (Chapter 8)
  • Threaten insurance and annuities (Chapter 9)
  • And make gold and other precious metals soar (Chapter 10)
  • If you can keep your job or business before and during the Aftershock (Chapter 11)
  • And be smart about spending, savings, and debt (new Chapter 12)
  • You can learn now how to best protect your retirement (Chapter 13)
  • And most importantly, how to defend yourself and your assets with an innovative, actively managed Aftershock investment portfolio (Chapter 14)…

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investment, you generally have to pay taxes on that capital gain. Of course, there is much more to the story. Here are the stock topics we will discuss in this appendix: Understanding the public offering Knowing the difference between common stock and preferred stock Options for buying stocks Making sense of stock and company data Using a registered investment adviser Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) protection Knowing your options for “short” selling, including put options and

time, real estate has been a great investment, not just for a few decades but for many generations. More recently, especially between 2001 and 2006, real estate profits had become enormous, morphing into a supercharged investment. Not only could you earn a cool 10 to 15 percent or more (in some cases even 25 percent) per year in increasing equity, you could leverage that investment with other people’s money at super low interest rates. It used to be that only the big players, like hedge funds

measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, leaped up an astounding 1,100 percent! Figure 1.3 GDP up 260 Percent, Dow up More than 1,000 Percent, 1980–2000 The stock market rose almost four times as much as the economy grew from 1980 to 2000. That’s a good indicator of a bubble. Source: Dow Jones and Federal Reserve. We call that a stock market bubble! It looks even more out of line when you consider that the population of the United States grew only 25 percent from 1980 to 2000. Given that

life insurance will help replace your income should you happen to die while you are still a breadwinner, so the timing of the policy is important. If you get it for too short a term, the risk is that you may not be able to get it again because you may have developed a medical problem that will push up the cost of term insurance beyond your reach. Longer-term plans solve those problems. They are more affected by inflation, but the premiums you pay don’t go up with inflation either, so you aren’t

retirement account is going to suffer when the stock and bond markets collapse. In most cases, employees with 401(k) plans have no good Aftershock options. At some point, obviously, you’ll need to get out. But not so fast. There are some mitigating factors that can make holding onto a 401(k) worthwhile, at least in the near term. First of all, you can always ask your employer for more diversity in investment options, including a gold or foreign currency fund that is more likely to hold its value

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