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Profiting from the world's economic crisis : finding investment opportunities by tracking global market trends /
Bud Conrad.
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Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2010.
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xviii, 446 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780470460351 (cloth)
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Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2010.
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9780470460351 (cloth)
contents note
The budget deficit drives the growth of all debt -- The trade deficit and U.S. dependency on foreign investments -- The big costs of healthcare, social security, and the military -- The Federal Reserve prints our money (stop the presses!) -- The importance of debt for predicting our economy -- The big-picture model of our economy -- What can the 1929 Great Depression teach us about today's crisis? -- What the U.S. can learn from Japan's lost decade(s) : 1989-2009 -- What the U.S. can learn from German and other European hyperinflations and from China today.
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Includes index.
catalogue key
7132097
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In Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis , author Bud Conrad, Chief Economist for Casey Research, predicts a rough road ahead for us-due to economic imbalances that have built up over the past decade-but reveals how you can prosper during these difficult times by tracking global market trends and finding investment opportunities that match those trends. With this book, Conrad outlines the long-term direction of our economy as driven by increasing U.S. government and trade deficits, oil prices, Social Security and Medicare obligations for baby boomers, the credit crisis, and the weakening dollar. He also examines why some of the government's actions-such as bailing out banks and curbing interest rates-fail to address more serious, long-term issues such as too much debt. The crisis we have entered is not a typical business recession, but, instead, a major deleveraging which is the biggest shift since the Great Depression. The stagflation of the U.S. economy will present great challenges on a global scale. And since no market travels in a straight line, you need to be positioned correctly, with the right investments, to protect yourself and profit from the twists and turns you'll inevitably face in today's turbulent economic environment. Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis deftly addresses how to gain your financial footing during these difficult times by highlighting global investment opportunities-such as gold, interest rates, currency, and commodities-that are likely to help you profit in the coming years.
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In Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis, author Bud Conrad, Chief Economist for Casey Research, predicts a rough road ahead for us-due to economic imbalances that have built up over the past decade-but reveals how you can prosper during these difficult times by tracking global market trends and finding investment opportunities that match those trends.With this book, Conrad outlines the long-term direction of our economy as driven by increasing U.S. government and trade deficits, oil prices, Social Security and Medicare obligations for baby boomers, the credit crisis, and the weakening dollar. He also examines why some of the government's actions-such as bailing out banks and curbing interest rates-fail to address more serious, long-term issues such as too much debt.The crisis we have entered is not a typical business recession, but, instead, a major deleveraging which is the biggest shift since the Great Depression. The stagflation of the U.S. economy will present great challenges on a global scale. And since no market travels in a straight line, you need to be positioned correctly, with the right investments, to protect yourself and profit from the twists and turns you'll inevitably face in today's turbulent economic environment.Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis deftly addresses how to gain your financial footing during these difficult times by highlighting global investment opportunities-such as gold, interest rates, currency, and commodities-that are likely to help you profit in the coming years.
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Timely advice for finding investment opportunities during a global economic crisis. In 'Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis', author Bud Conrad predicts a rough road ahead for our economy and reveals nontraditional investments that can make big money in difficult times.
Long Description
Praise for Profiting From the World's Economic Crisis"Someone is going to make money in the next decade. Perhaps Bud will help you find your way." -Jim Rogers, cofounder, Quantum Fund; author, A Gift to My Children"Where everyone today has an opinion on everything, much of it gleaned from a blog, Bud Conrad's constant mantra is 'What does the data say?' And then he rolls up his sleeves and works almost around the clock for as many days as it takes to get to a defensible answer. In other words, there are those who talk, and those who do. Bud does. In Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis, Bud tells you what the data shows about the risks and opportunities just ahead. You'll want to pay attention." -David Galland, Managing Editor, The Casey Report"Bud Conrad's book is a brutally honest journey into the future. Honest because Bud builds on facts, not popular opinion; brutal as he'illustrates the logical consequences as global dynamics play out. You can't afford not to read this book." -Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer, Merk Mutual Funds; author, Sustainable Wealth"This book could not be better timed, as the government and Wall Street do their best to convince the public that the financial storm has passed. Bud Conrad begs to differ and using his unique ability to take complex data and distill it into straightforward charts, he not only explains how the hurricane developed, but why it's far from over. He then goes on to show investors not just how to survive the storm's resurgence, but how to prosper." -Steve Henningsen, Chief Financial Strategist, The Wealth Conservancy"Right now you may be asking yourself 'What's going to happen to the economy, why is it happening, and what can I do to profit from it?' As far as I'm concerned, Bud has the correct answers to these questions. Among other things, this book will become 'the' reference book for data and charts that economists and investors will go to for years to come. I urge you to read this book-now-and act on its advice." -DOUG CASEY, Chairman, Casey Research, bestselling author, Crisis Investing
Main Description
Praise for Profiting From the World's Economic Crisis "Someone is going to make money in the next decade. Perhaps Bud will help you find your way." -Jim Rogers, cofounder, Quantum Fund; author, A Gift to My Children "Where everyone today has an opinion on everything, much of it gleaned from a blog, Bud Conrad's constant mantra is 'What does the data say?' And then he rolls up his sleeves and works almost around the clock for as many days as it takes to get to a defensible answer. In other words, there are those who talk, and those who do. Bud does. In Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis , Bud tells you what the data shows about the risks and opportunities just ahead. You'll want to pay attention." -David Galland, Managing Editor, The Casey Report "Bud Conrad's book is a brutally honest journey into the future. Honest because Bud builds on facts, not popular opinion; brutal as he)illustrates the logical consequences as global dynamics play out. You can't afford not to read this book." -Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer, Merk Mutual Funds; author, Sustainable Wealth "This book could not be better timed, as the government and Wall Street do their best to convince the public that the financial storm has passed. Bud Conrad begs to differ and using his unique ability to take complex data and distill it into straightforward charts, he not only explains how the hurricane developed, but why it's far from over. He then goes on to show investors not just how to survive the storm's resurgence, but how to prosper." -Steve Henningsen, Chief Financial Strategist, The Wealth Conservancy "Right now you may be asking yourself 'What's going to happen to the economy, why is it happening, and what can I do to profit from it?' As far as I'm concerned, Bud has the correct answers to these questions. Among other things, this book will become 'the' reference book for data and charts that economists and investors will go to for years to come. I urge you to read this book-now-and act on its advice." -DOUG CASEY, Chairman, Casey Research, bestselling author, Crisis Investing
Main Description
Praise for Profiting From the World's Economic Crisis "Someone is going to make money in the next decade. Perhaps Bud will help you find your way." -Jim Rogers, cofounder, Quantum Fund; author, A Gift to My Children "Where everyone today has an opinion on everything, much of it gleaned from a blog, Bud Conrad's constant mantra is 'What does the data say?' And then he rolls up his sleeves and works almost around the clock for as many days as it takes to get to a defensible answer. In other words, there are those who talk, and those who do. Bud does. In Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis, Bud tells you what the data shows about the risks and opportunities just ahead. You'll want to pay attention." -David Galland, Managing Editor, The Casey Report. "Bud Conrad's book is a brutally honest journey into the future. Honest because Bud builds on facts, not popular opinion; brutal as he illustrates the logical consequences as global dynamics play out. You can't afford not to read this book." -Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer, Merk Mutual Funds; author, Sustainable Wealth "This book could not be better timed, as the government and Wall Street do their best to convince the public that the financial storm has passed. Bud Conrad begs to differ and using his unique ability to take complex data and distill it into straightforward charts, he not only explains how the hurricane developed, but why it's far from over. He then goes on to show investors not just how to survive the storm's resurgence, but how to prosper." -Steve Henningsen, Chief Financial Strategist, The Wealth Conservancy "Right now you may be asking yourself 'What's going to happen to the economy, why is it happening, and what can I do to profit from it?' As far as I'm concerned, Bud has the correct answers to these questions. Among other things, this book will become 'the' reference book for data and charts that economists and investors will go to for years to come. I urge you to read this book-now-and act on its advice." -DOUG CASEY, Chairman, Casey Research, bestselling author, Crisis Investing.
Main Description
Timely advice for finding investment opportunities during a global economic crisis In Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis, author Bud Conrad predicts a rough road ahead for our economy and reveals nontraditional investments that can make big money in difficult times. The crisis we are now entering is not the typical business recession but a major deleveraging that will be the biggest shift since the Great Depression. The stagflation of the U.S. economy will present great challenges on a global scale. Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis deftly addresses what investors need to know about today's turbulent economy, and highlights investments and global opportunities such as gold, interest rates, currency, and commodities that are likely to be profitable in the coming years. Bud Conrad, MBA (San Francisco, CA), is the Chief Economist at Casey Research and has been a futures investor for 25 years, as well as a full-time investor for more than a decade.
Main Description
Timely advice for finding investment opportunities during a global economic crisis In Profiting from the Worlds Economic Crisis, author Bud Conrad predicts a rough road ahead for our economy and reveals nontraditional investments that can make big money in difficult times. The crisis we are now entering is not the typical business recession but a major deleveraging that will be the biggest shift since the Great Depression. The stagflation of the U.S. economy will present great challenges on a global scale. Profiting from the Worlds Economic Crisis deftly addresses what investors need to know about todays turbulent economy, and highlights investments and global opportunities such as gold, interest rates, currency, and commodities that are likely to be profitable in the coming years. Bud Conrad, MBA (San Francisco, CA), is the Chief Economist at Casey Research and has been a futures investor for 25 years, as well as a full-time investor for more than a decade.
Main Description
Timely advice for finding investment opportunities during a global economic crisisIn Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis, author Bud Conrad predicts a rough road ahead for our economy and reveals nontraditional investments that can make big money in difficult times. The crisis we are now entering is not the typical business recession but a major deleveraging that will be the biggest shift since the Great Depression. The stagflation of the U.S. economy will present great challenges on a global scale. Profiting from the World's Economic Crisis deftly addresses what investors need to know about today's turbulent economy, and highlights investments and global opportunities such as gold, interest rates, currency, and commodities that are likely to be profitable in the coming years.Bud Conrad, MBA (San Francisco, CA), is the Chief Economist at Casey Research and has been a futures investor for 25 years, as well as a full-time investor for more than a decade.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Economic Forces
The Budget Deficit Drives the Growth of All Debt
The Trade Deficit and U.S. Dependency on Foreign Investments
The Big Costs of Healthcare, Social Security, and the Military
Financial Crisis Response
The Federal Reserve Prints Our Money (Stop the Presses!)
The Importance of Debt for Predicting Our Economy
The Big-Picture Model of Our Economy
Recession or Depression?
What Can the 1929 Great Depression Teach Us About Today's Crisis?
What the U.S. Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decade(s): 1989-2009
What the U.S. Can Learn from German and Other European Hyperinflations and from China Today
Investment Opportunities
The Stock Market May Be Dead for Another Decade
Energy in the 21st Century: The End of the Petroleum Age
Food, Grain Trading
The Demise of the Dollar
Interest Rates: The Trade of the Decade
Gold is the Only Real Money
Putting It All Together
Forecast for the Future
Looking over the Horizon to See the Best Investments
About the Author
Index
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