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From the authors who correctly predicted the first phase of our current economic downturn in their landmark 2006 book, America's Bubble Economy, comes on insightful sequel in which they forecast the next stage of the Bubble Economy. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Aftershock shows readers how to seek safety and profits in these dynamic economic conditions.

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From the authors who correctly predicted the first phase of our current economic downturn in their landmark 2006 book, America's Bubble Economy, comes on insightful sequel in which they forecast the next stage of the Bubble Economy. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Aftershock shows readers how to seek safety and profits in these dynamic economic conditions.

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Editorial Reviews

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"But as bitter as it is, 'Aftershock’s' message–that America has yet to pay its bills–deserves an audience. After all, the authors were right once before."
Michael Casey, MarketBeat, blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat, November 2009

" … surrounded as we are by growing talk of recovery and news about ‘green shoots,’ it’s still refreshing to consider the different perspective that Wiedemer, Wiedemer and Spitzer offer here."
Robert J. Hughes, Smart Money, December 2009

"Their scenario is dark, and their strategies bold and unconventional. But after being on target the last time they went against the grain, the Wiedemers merit being heard out." (The Associated Press, December 2009)

"This is a page turner, but it will be slow reading from the standpoint of having to constantly stop and make notes in the margin or pause to see how a particular point directly effects the reader’s own situation. Reading this book will make you aware of economics like you’ve never previously been aware."
James Holland, Basil & Spice, December 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481561
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Wiedemer, PhD, is a world leader in macro-evolutionary economic analysis. His work in information dynamics, technological evolution, and economic history form the basis for the predictions in Aftershock. Dr. Wiedemer is the Chief Economist for Absolute Investment Management. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Robert A. Wiedemer is a Managing Director of Absolute Investment Management, a macro-focused money management firm that is in alignment with the macroeconomic analysis and perspective of Aftershock. Mr. Wiedemer holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cindy Spitzer is an award-winning author who has collaborated on more than twenty books since 1993 including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Buy and Hold Is Dead (Again), America's Bubble Economy, and many others. She is President of Aftershock Consultants, a consulting firm that provides support and insights to individuals, families, and businesses, based on the ideas in Aftershock.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 First the Bubblequake, Next the Aftershock

Chapter 1 America's Bubble Economy 3

Chapter 2 Phase I: The Bubblequake 25

Chapter 3 Phase II: The Aftershock 60

Chapter 4 Global Mega-Money Meltdown 98

Part 2 Aftershock Dangers and Profits

Chapter 5 Covering Your Assets: How Not to Lose Money 115

Chapter 6 Cashing in on Chaos 127

Chapter 7 Aftershock Jobs and Businesses 148

Part 3 A New View of the Economy

Chapter 8 Forget Economic Cycles, This Economy Is Evolving 163

Chapter 9 The New View of the Economy Helped Us Predict the Current Bubblequake, So Why Don't Some People Like It? 191

Chapter 10 Phase III: A Look Ahead to the Post-Dollar-Bubble World 207

Epilogue Say Good-bye to the Age of Excess 225

Appendix A Forces Driving the Collapse of the Bubbles 229

Appendix B How We Can (and Will) Solve Our Economic Problems 255

Bibliography 261

Index 265

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

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  • Posted November 2, 2009

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    AFTERSHOCK - Failure to read could harm you financial health.

    I had the opportunity to meet Bob and Dave Wiedemer back in May 09 as a result of some business I was conducting. At that time they were hard at work on AFTERSHOCK - their second book. They gave me a copy of their original book - America's Bubble Economy. As soon as I read it, I was sold on their vision and philosophy of the markets. In fact I wished I had found the book back in March of 08. At that time, I was having a running argument with my financial advisors at Bernstein Alliance regarding the direction of the markets. I felt sure, based on all my research, that we were headed into a major correction, but did not have the clean, well documented framework around my arguments that were articulated in America's Bubble Economy.

    I continued to pester the Wiedemers for an early copy of their second book AFTERSHOCK, which they graciously provided to me in August. I devoured the book over the next few days and could not find any flaws in their logic. The book is very well laid out, extremely insightful and very easy to read. While I must admit I follow no one single investment strategy, I am in the process of slowly repositioning my investments to incorporate their recommended approach for 25 to 40% of my invested assets.

    For anyone who is inherently uncomfortable with their current investment options, tired of the 2 minute talking heads with their random predictions, and single brokers claiming they know which stocks to buy, AFTERSHOCK is a must read. AFTERSHOCK provides an original way to look at the current market volatility and turmoil. If after reading AFTERSHOCK, one has any doubts as to their predictions, I would strongly encourage you to read their first book America's Bubble Economy, to get a sense of just how accurately they predicted the "Great Recession" we are currently experiencing.

    David and Bob Wiedemer's first book, America's Bubble Economy, published in Oct. 06, not only correctly predicted the "Great Recession" we are in before it started, but more importantly they predicted it for the right reasons in the right order. They predicted it would begin with the deflating of the sub prime loan bubble and then spread to the housing bubble, credit bubble, stock market bubble and finally consumer spending.

    One point of disclosure please. I have become so convinced of their vision and philosophy that I elected to join their economic consulting company as the COO. I hope you find as much wisdom and pleasure in Aftershock as I did.

    21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2010

    They got it wrong!

    It's simple, if you had followed their advice, you would have been heavly invested in Euro bonds and stocks, and the 2010 crash would have killed you. They "predicted" the mortgage crisis but got hit by the Euro Crisis head on. The book also has a wide variety of online resources by the authors (blogs etc). They are not current and have not been kept up. I would guess because of the bad predictions in this book.

    Some good stuff in there but most of it is them bragging about the last prediction they got right. When you brag about your accuracy in predicting, and then get it way wrong... well Kings had a punishment for mages that got it wrong that bad.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2010

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    Outstanding Work

    If you want to know what is coming down the pike then read this book. Mr. Wiedemer explains in very good detail the reality of how bad the economic situation is and what you can do to better protect yourself. Very good book if your into the real doom of what is coming around the corner. Great explanation on bubbles and how they are popping - how to approach this "Grand SuperCycle Depression". Batten down the hatches boys this one is for real. You think the 1929 depression was bad? You haven't seen anything yet. Only one other author I like more and that is the great Peter Schiff.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    Not a review. Second edition is out. What's taking so long? Amazon has ed. 2.

    This is not a review. I'm just asking why is B&N so slow with 2nd edition for the Nook release. Amazon's kindle already has it.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2012

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    This book is not worth reading

    Pro's: The authors correctly cite the impact of the Fed's actions of printing money, the fact that there are multiple "bubbles" in the economy, are accurate in the presentation of historical economic conditions

    Con's: The authors write in a sophomoric style, continuously pat themselves on the back about their predictions, sell their website and services, don't provide sufficient background when making predictive statements, leap to conclusions that are not supported and ignore the dynamics of a worldwide economy.
    They predict total collapse and then tell you that the layman cannot protect themselves against the calamity. You are led to the conclusion that you must use their services to protect your assets. Sell,sell,sell.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Mixed review - lots of repetition but some salient points

    The authors repeated their central themes over and over. This book could have been halved in length and had a more powerful impact on the reader. I resented all of the commercials throughout the book on why readers should use the authors' investment services. In addition, the authors disparaged other economists and books on economics. They came off as smug and self-righteous.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    OK

    This was recommended to me by a professor, so I thought I would give it a look.

    This book is interesting as economic theories go, but I looked at their strategy for Euro vs Dollar and it is failing. They might be right on some other details, but economics, like the rest of the sciences moves very fast.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    A Warning Sign To The Road Ahead!

    Sadly this book makes all too much sense. It clearly states what no one wants to hear but what everyone really needs to know. You can ignore their advice but doing so could prove disasterous to your investments. Buckle up, the worst of the ride is still ahead of us.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Bd

    A very informative book. I agree with most of what they convey. The only problem i have, is that they do not mention, that gold is not tied to any currency, anywhere. The world banks, along with all countries in the world do not have gold backing up their currency. So if that bubble pops, gold will go down, just as silver, platinum, and palladium do.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Riveting

    This book has opened my husband's and my eyes to reality. I highly recommend it to everyone concerned about their future

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    The best Book I ever read

    I can recommend this great book without hesitation. It's a must read for people who are looking into their private and financial future.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Great job in predictions of our soon downfall of the financial markets

    I'm still trying to figure out how to save my 401k from being underwater..Not certain I can move funds to purchase gold..which is their strongest recommendation. Hmmmmm

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Tap Here!!!

    Someone I know has read this book. She recomended it to me. Though I have not read it yet, I fully intend to in the near future. My rating is only accurate to my families' desire for me to post.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    Highly recommend

    Great book , good insight on the economy.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2010

    a must read..spot on and informative

    The direction cannot be refuted and the facts are the facts no pink skies here!!! Great for anyone who desires the reality of the world economic conditions mainly the U.S.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Eye opening book!

    I highly recommend reading this book, it's a real eye opener regarding the financial mess we're all in. All the 'experts' keep trying to give us a 'pep talk' about how wonderfully the economy is supposedly turning around. However, my guts keep telling me they're not being honest with us in regards to how we got into this mess in the first place and how we might riding out the financial storm. This book has served to confirm a number of my suspicions and was very enlightening.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Interesting Read

    Overall I would recommend the book as it presents some interesting ideas. What they say makes a lot of sense, is well written and fairly easy to understand. Even if one gets lost in some of their technical terminology the concept still comes across well enough. It is also cheaper here than from them directly.

    What I didn't like about it is the amount of space they take up tooting their own horn. Yes they predicted the housing bubble crash, etc but touting this in practically every chapter get a bit old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    A Must read

    This book has changed my thinking about stocks and bonds and what the future holds. After a few chapters I ordered the book they wrote next "the Aftershock Investor." Some people will not want to believe what they predict, but if what they say happens or just part of what they say happens, they will wish they had known.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Good thoughtful and timely information

    The book could certainly be more concise and tends to circle back to the same points and information more than necessary. The points made are insightful and important (they just get repeated a bit too much). The coming after shock as outlined, even if only a fraction of that predicted, is scary and helps readers to both understand the cause and the effect as well as prepare for it.

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