The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and Other Unconventional Investments

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The New York Times bestseller-an investment book for the coming age of high inflation.

On the heels of the most recent economic crisis, America is headed toward another: high inflation and dollar devaluation. The signs are clear: Federal debt is compounding while growth has stalled, and America's foreign creditors are questioning the dollar's reserve currency status. Meanwhile, the "hidden" federal debt, much larger than the official debt, ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestseller-an investment book for the coming age of high inflation.

On the heels of the most recent economic crisis, America is headed toward another: high inflation and dollar devaluation. The signs are clear: Federal debt is compounding while growth has stalled, and America's foreign creditors are questioning the dollar's reserve currency status. Meanwhile, the "hidden" federal debt, much larger than the official debt, makes things even worse.

But the good news, according to Charles Goyette, is that those who are prepared can protect themselves-and even profit-in this new era. Drawing on historical examples and a clear, down-to-earth analysis, he explains the importance of gold, silver, and other alternative investments when inflation takes off. He also gives readers the investing tools to protect their savings and capitalize on the opportunities ahead. Savvy readers don't have to be left holding the bag after decades of government irresponsibility.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616880507
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/29/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Goyette, a former radio talk show host in Phoenix, has studied and practiced alternative investing for many years. He frequently appears in the media to discuss the intersection of economics, politics, and investing.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition ix

Section I Where we are

1 The Day Jim in Scottsdale Figured it All Out-and how the Treasury Secretary Saved Him from the Stock Market Crash! 3

2 Bailouts: Banking Blunders and Boondoggles 11

3 Debt: First There is a Mountain...Then There's a Bigger Mountain! 29

Section II How We Got Here

4 Gold: The Quality of Money 43

5 Inflation: The Quantity of Money 56

6 American Money: A Superior Sleight of Hand 71

Section III What Happens Next

7 How it Comes Down: Likely Scenarios 87

8 Toppling the Dollar: Your New World Order is Waiting! 107

9 The Authorities Are in Charge: Or So They Think! 121

Section IV What to Do

10 What to Do: Overview 139

11 Investing in Gold: Glittering Opportunity 148

12 Silver: Who Says It's Second Place? 166

13 Oil: Still Making the World Go Around 177

14 Real Things: Can't Live Without 'Em 196

15 Bonds: A Crash Course 211

16 Alternative Currencies: Worth Mentioning 222

17 Last Thoughts 230

Information and Resources for Investors 233

Acknowledgments 239

Bibliography 243

Index 247

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