Bail Out: What the Rescue of Bear Stearns and the Credit Crisis Mean for Your Investments

Overview

In Bailout, John Waggoner answers the essential questions surrounding recent market catastrophes—from the failure of Bear Stearns to the credit crisis—and reveals how you can protect your portfolio during these turbulent times. Waggoner offers a wide range of strategies to help your portfolio weather this storm, including rebalancing and using foreign currencies, and discusses how Treasury bonds, gold, commodities, and real estate can solidify your financial standing. With the expert advice found here, you’ll ...

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Overview

In Bailout, John Waggoner answers the essential questions surrounding recent market catastrophes—from the failure of Bear Stearns to the credit crisis—and reveals how you can protect your portfolio during these turbulent times. Waggoner offers a wide range of strategies to help your portfolio weather this storm, including rebalancing and using foreign currencies, and discusses how Treasury bonds, gold, commodities, and real estate can solidify your financial standing. With the expert advice found here, you’ll quickly discover what it takes to achieve safety and success in today’s volatile market.

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"USA TODAY investment columnist John Waggoner provides sensible, specific steps to help investors navigate through…the volatile financial markets likely to continue for the months ahead." (USA Today)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470401255
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,230,869
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Waggoner is the investment columnist and personal finance reporter for USA Today, where he writes a weekly investing column. Previously, he was senior editor at the Independent Investor, an investment advisory newsletter. He is also the author of The Fast Forward MBA in Investing, which is published by Wiley, and coauthor of The Busy Family's Guide to Money.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1: What Just Happened Here?

Chapter 2: How Did It All Begin?

Chapter 3: Silly Season.

Chapter 4: Matters Become More Serious.

Chapter 5: Where Do We Go from Here?

Chapter 6: What's the Worst That Could Happen?

Chapter 7: Fighting Depression.

Chapter 8: Creeping Infl ation.

Appendix.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    Insightful read

    This book helped me understand the whole process of how our financial markets work and what it means for me. Lots of wit and humor as well

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