Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything [NOOK Book]

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"This is an extremely powerful, sobering, well written and highly accessible book. It will demonstrate to you why there are no painless solutions to the mounting debt problems around the world—something that too many people are yet to realize. It will take you on a well-documented journey through the debt super cycle, making stops around the world and at critical junctures. And it is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the global debt dynamics and ways to protect against its bad consequences. "
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Overview

"This is an extremely powerful, sobering, well written and highly accessible book. It will demonstrate to you why there are no painless solutions to the mounting debt problems around the world—something that too many people are yet to realize. It will take you on a well-documented journey through the debt super cycle, making stops around the world and at critical junctures. And it is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the global debt dynamics and ways to protect against its bad consequences. "
Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO, PIMCO; author of When Markets Collide

"No one has thought more creatively about the economy. Mauldin's weekly newsletter is a must-read and his book is even more important if you want to understand a rapidly changing world."
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives

"Successful investors explore all possibilities. You should read this book so you can succeed in case the Endgame is our future."
Jim Rogers, author of A Gift to My Children

"I read everything John Mauldin writes. He travels the world and shares his financial stories like a good friend sharing a drink. Mauldin is that rarity—a skeptical optimist—who calls 'em straight and rewards his clients and fans."
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Columnist, Forbes magazine

Greece is a basket case, Ireland on life support, and Japan a bug in search of a windshield. In the times ahead, the global sovereign debt and credit crisis will continue to spread like wildfire. And while no nation, developed or emerging, can escape the pain, the extent of the disaster and how it plays itself out will vary from country to country. Endgame provides the road map ahead.

In Endgame, authors Mauldin and Tepper:

  • Reveal why the world economy is in for a protracted period of slow growth, high unemployment, volatile markets, and persistent recessions

  • Review global markets, country-by-country, detailing population trends, government policies, currency outlooks, and more

  • Offer investors practical advice on how to protect their assets through the worst of it and profit from emerging opportunities

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In Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything, Mauldin and Tepper pull no punches and get directly the point. ...Endgame is a veritable trip around the world, as Mauldin lays out the uncomfortable choices facing nearly every major country. While Mauldin’s analysis of the American debt problem is sobering, his comments on Europe are downright frightening…Given the noise dominating the newswires, it is refreshing to find clear, coherent thinking. Our compliments to Messrs. Mauldin and Tepper on a job well done.”
Charles Sizemore, HS Dent Research Analyst and Editor of the Sizemore Investment Letter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118058084
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 829,064
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

JOHN MAULDIN is a renowned financial expert, a multiple New York Times best-selling author, and a pioneering online commentator. His weekly e-newsletter, Thoughts From The Frontline, was one of the first publications to provide investors with free, unbiased information and guidance. Today, it is one of the most widely distributed investment newsletters in the world, translated into Chinese, Spanish and Italian. He is regularly seen on TV and in national print media. President of Millennium Wave Investments, he is the father of seven children (five adopted) and lives in Dallas, Texas.

JONATHAN TEPPER is the founder and Chief Editor of Variant Perception, a macroeconomic research group catering to hedge funds and high-net-worth individuals.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Endgame.

Part One: The End of the Debt Supercycle.

Chapter 1: The Beginning of the End.

Chapter 2: Why Greece Matters.

Chapter 3: Let’s Look at the Rules.

Chapter 4: The Burden of Lower Growth and More Frequent Recessions.

Chapter 5: This Time Is Different.

Chapter 6: The Future of Public Debt: An Unsustainable Path.

Chapter 7: The Elements of Deflation.

Chapter 8: Inflation and Hyperinflation.

Part Two: A World Tour: Who Will Face Endgame First?

Chapter 9: The United States: The Mess We Find Ourselves In.

Chapter 10: The European Periphery: A Modern-Day Gold Standard.

Chapter 11: Eastern European Problems.

Chapter 12: Japan: A Bug in Search of a Windshield.

Chapter 13: The United Kingdom: How to Quietly Inflate Away Your Debt.

Chapter 14: Australia: Could It Follow in Ireland’s Footsteps?

Chapter 15: Unintended Consequences: Loose Monetary Policies and Emerging Markets.

Conclusion: Investing and Profiting from Endgame.

Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts.

Notes.

About the Authors.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2011

    This is a sample?

    I sure can't decide anything about this book based on the 1 line "sample." 23 pages. Supposedly. But when that includes a table of contents, an acknowledgement, etc, etc, there is no sampling. Based on this I can't buy the book.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2011

    One of the most important books about money you'll ever read. Buy this book for everyone you care about.

    John Mauldin is neither a pessimist nor a market/political cheerleader. "Endgame" simply explains the political and sociological processes that have led America and the world to the difficult economic place that we find ourselves in. It is becoming evident to almost everyone that difficult fincancial decisons must be made at every level; from federal, state and local governments to businesses, individuals and families. "Endgame" makes it clear that there are no easy, pain-free choices remaining but that the worst course of action would be to try to continue "business as usual".

    Far from being just another expose of failed policies, "Endgame" provides both educational insight into economics and policy and potential courses of action that politicians and individuals may choose and possible results of these actions.

    If you care about your financial future, you'll want to read "Endgame" more than once!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

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    Amid all the postmortems of the 2008 recession, this might be th

    Amid all the postmortems of the 2008 recession, this might be the bleakest. Financial gurus John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper argue persuasively that no quick recovery is on the horizon. Instead, the world’s economies face years, perhaps decades, of tepid growth, roller-coaster markets and high unemployment. The authors combine their analysis with research from a variety of economists to reach the conclusion that deficits will continue to grow and politicians will continue to avoid making hard decisions. While their rambling reasoning is sometimes disjointed and their analysis presents nothing startlingly new, Mauldin and Tepper make an informed case that investors, consumers, managers and policy makers need to prepare for a rocky future that’s nothing like the comparatively easy years of the recent past. getAbstract recommends this sobering look at the future as important reading for those who want to follow the full spectrum of analysis.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    "Takes a very complex subject & makes it reasonably un

    "Takes a very complex subject & makes it reasonably understandable. Bottom line: There is no way the world economy (or the US economy) can possibly get better for any significant amount of time, without first getting worse. The only question is how much worse. Will we make the tough decisions to immediately accept and minimize the pain? Or will we make the politically easier decisions to procrastinate and thereby increase the ultimate pain?"

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    Posted April 23, 2012

    WAVRNS HOUSE

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    not recommended

    The text is fine bur due to the nature of the book (finance) there are
    quite a few charts & graphs that are almost impossible to read. I will
    probably have to buy the hard copy so I can get the information.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Must Read For Investors

    J. Mauldin clearly describes how and why the current world-wide economic challenges with debt are different from the business recessions endured over the past 60 years, and what you can do to protect your portfolios.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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