America's Bubble Economy: Profit When It Pops

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Overview

Real Estate is overpriced and starting to fall, the Dollar is onthe decline, Consumer Debt is at an all-time high, the TradeDeficit is massive, and National Debt is now more than $8trillion—with the federal government borrowing anastro-nomical $7 billion a week. No matter what the experts say,the U.S. economy is headed for trouble, and it's now up to each ofus to understand what is coming and how to protect ourselves.

Irreverent and instantly engaging, America's Bubble ...

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Overview

Real Estate is overpriced and starting to fall, the Dollar is onthe decline, Consumer Debt is at an all-time high, the TradeDeficit is massive, and National Debt is now more than $8trillion—with the federal government borrowing anastro-nomical $7 billion a week. No matter what the experts say,the U.S. economy is headed for trouble, and it's now up to each ofus to understand what is coming and how to protect ourselves.

Irreverent and instantly engaging, America's Bubble Economy:Profit When It Pops is the first book to focus, not just on oneeconomic problem, but several simultaneous financial bubbles thatare interacting to temporarily boost— and will ultimatelythreaten—the United States and world economies. While otherbooks address individual issues in isolation, America's BubbleEconomy connects the dots to show how all the bubbles interact.With expert analysis and straight talk, this book explains how eachbubble supports the others in the boom, and will ultimately collideand drag each other down when they pop.

More importantly, America's Bubble Economy offerspriceless, truly original insights about how to protect your home,savings, investment portfolio, and other financial assets whenthese bubbles pop. And best of all, it shows ordinarypeople—not just the fabulously wealthy—how to turn thecoming economic change into a once-in-a-lifetime wealth-buildingopportunity.

In addition, America's Bubble Economy is unique inplacing the current situation in the historical perspective of howthe bubbles developed over the past twenty-five years. The bookalso goes beyond the recent past to look at how the bubbles arepart of the long-term evolution of the economy and society.

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WORRIED ABOUT THE HOUSING BUBBLE? You should be, but don't let itmonopolize your agita. There are four other bubbles alsodeserving of attention, according to America's BubbleEconomy: a stock-market bubble, aforeigner-supported-dollar bubble, a consumer-debt bubble and aU.S.-debt bubble. When the five collide in a "bubblequake," thebook's authors predict, the air will rush out of the pumped-up U.S.economy, deflating the average American's assets and standard ofliving.
But not to panic. America's Bubble Economy has asubtitle: Profit When It Pops. Eric Janszen, one of its fourauthors, suggests keeping 10%-15% of your assets in gold, which hesees rising "to a peak price of $2,500 to $3,000'' an ounce.Janszen et al. also recommend eurobonds and euro-denominatedexchange-traded funds, because most of Europe isn't as indebted asthe U.S. and its main currency should outperform the dollar.
A former venture capitalist and founder of the financial WebsiteiTulip, Janszen says the U.S. is repeating errors of the Nixon era,including massive government deficits, under-funded entitlementsand an unpopular war the government can't fund with higher taxes orspecial bonds. Throw in today's growing global demand forcommodities, and "... all roads still lead to inflation, whetherdue to energy costs, unfunded deficits or dollar-currency risks,"he says.
Janszen, who was rightly skeptical of the Internet craze early-on,tells Barron's that the current stock-market bubble is "areflection of monetary inflation" rather than future earnings. Amore normal trendline, he says, would put the Dow at about half itspresent level, or 6,000. Now, that's something to worryabout.
—Susan Witty (Barron's, November 13, 2006)

Chosen by Kiplinger’s as one of the 30 Best BusinessBooks of 2007

Paul Farrell, Senior Columnist at Dow Jones MarketWatch said onFebruary 12, 2008, "In short, America's Bubble Economy'sprediction, though ignored, was accurate."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471753674
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 781,327
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID WIEDEMER, PhD, is a groundbreaking evolutionaryeconomist who created the rigorous economic analysis on which thisbook is based. He received a PhD in economics from the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Wiedemer has held senior managementpositions with several Washington, DC–area high technologycompanies and holds thirteen domestic and international patents oninformation technology.

ROBERT A. WIEDEMER, brings to the team the real-worldbusiness knowledge and investment understanding that comes fromfounding a NASDAQ-listed information services company. He iscurrently President of a business valuation firm that is theprimary business valuation advisor for the U.S. Small BusinessAdministration's Small Business Investment Company division (thelargest fund of venture capital funds in the world).

CINDY SPITZER is an award-winning writer who hascontributed to the Washington Post, Los AngelesTimes, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and many otherpublications and books, including the original Chicken Soup for theSoul.

ERIC JANSZEN is one of the nation's leading financialbubble experts, having written extensively on the Internet bubbleand developed the popular Web site, iTulip.com, which has beenpraised by the New York Times, BusinessWeek, National Public Radio,and CNBC. He has also been CEO of two venture-backed companies andmanaging director of Osborn Capital from 1998 to 2001. On hisiTulip Web site, he called the top of the dot com bubble in March2000 and recommended moving from cash to gold in 2001 when goldbottomed.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: America’s Bubble Economy.

Chapter 1: Executive Summary.

Chapter 2: Bubble Blind.

Chapter 3: Bubblequake.

Chapter 4: What!? You Mean We’re Not King of theWorld!?

Part Two: Profit When It Pops with AlternativeInvestments.

Chapter 5: Cashing in on Chaos.

Chapter 6: Gold for People Who Hate Gold by Eric Janszen.

Chapter 7: Survive and Thrive.

Part Three: The Really Big “Big Picture.”

Chapter 8: The View from 30,000 Feet.

Index.

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    A beginner¿s book about bubbles

    This simple book with a catchy title explains how the U.S. became susceptible to a variety of rapidly popping financial bubbles that will all have unhappy endings. David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy Spitzer and Eric Janszen have made their book easy to read, and it certainly describes the current forces at work on Wall Street. Yet, like other predictive books, it goes into more speculative detail than needed in the first section, which considers what factors could trigger a multistage bubble collapse. Readers may find the details in the book¿s second half more useful. It explains the investment vehicles that the authors believe could provide some upside protection when the bubbles burst. getAbstract recommends this intriguing, start-up introduction as an accessible first course on market survival, though it seems to need more extensive source citations. Such notes would have made this even more authoritative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2006

    Clear sound advice WITH a humoristic side!

    It's all about the right time, the right place. But that in itself won't help. Like all successes in life, it is about individuals taking action now to protect assets plus being part of the biggest wealth building boom of our time! It certainly is a wake-up call!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2006

    Very Thought Provoking

    This book was very easy to read and understand. The use of statistics, graphs and figures to back up claims and add visual interest makes the information understandable. This book is visionary and we plan to put to use the information we gained by reading it. I am Democrat, husband a Republican and we both really enjoyed reading and discussing this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2006

    Recommended Only for the Uninformed

    This book does provide some good information for those who do not know about the bubble economy we are in. But if you have any knowledge of it, this book comes up short because it does not provide the detail needed to truly understand both the short and long term problems for America. So for the less informed I would recommend it but not for those who have an idea what is going on. My rating is therefore 3.5. If you are not that informed, this book might be a good starter book to read before reading 'America's Financial Apocalypse' which is way more detailed and covers the short and longer term and gives excellent investment strategies. If you read both books like I have you will understand what I mean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2006

    A Timely Book for All Smart Entrepreneurs

    This book is timely, relevant and on-target. It offers knowledge that only accredited investors and billionaires usually know. Now, they offer it to the masses in step-by-step way to show how anyone can protect their assets and even profit from the Near Coming Financial Meltdown in the next three years. If you want to be one of the winners . Devour this book and apply it.

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