In the mid-2000s, optimists encouraged all kinds of risky behavior, such as: investing in stocks ("for the long run"), real estate ("it never goes down"), oil ("the world has run out"), commodities ("China must have them"), derivatives ("they will protect you"), hedge funds ("quants have it all figured out") and countless default-prone IOUs ("they're AAA rated and guaranteed by AIG!"). Everyone agreed that deflation was impossible. The people who read Conquer the Crash got a different story.
If you were fortunate enough to have read the first edition of Robert Prechter's Conquer the Crash, your money was safe and sound as stocks, real estate, commodities and many bonds plummeted. The book reads like an ongoing script of what has happened so far. If the author is right, the most intense portion of the financial crisis is yet to come, and those who are properly positioned will not just survive, but prosper. So you can still benefit from this book.
This brand-new second edition is being published near another peak in social optimism, with the S&P stock index back above 1000, high-profile bears calling for hyperinflation, economists assuring us that the recession is over and authorities announcing that they have saved the financial system. If you trust the experts that markets will soar, that all is well and your finances are safe, read this book before it's too late. If you act soon, it could save your financial life.