Wealth, War and Wisdom

Overview

At least once in every century there has been an episode of massive wealth destruction. How do you preserve wealth amidst chaos, and are there messages from what has happened in the past? In Wealth, War & Wisdom, renowned Wall Street investor Barton Biggs studies World War II. He notes the surprising and previously unrecognized wisdom of stock markets in discerning the major tripping points. He then examines the performance of different asset classes, and what happened to wealth before and during the war. ...

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Overview

At least once in every century there has been an episode of massive wealth destruction. How do you preserve wealth amidst chaos, and are there messages from what has happened in the past? In Wealth, War & Wisdom, renowned Wall Street investor Barton Biggs studies World War II. He notes the surprising and previously unrecognized wisdom of stock markets in discerning the major tripping points. He then examines the performance of different asset classes, and what happened to wealth before and during the war. Filled with in-depth observations and practical advice, Wealth, War & Wisdom provides lessons to be learned as to what steps should be taken to preserve and enhance wealth in times of the most extreme adversity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470474792
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 607,777
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Listen to the Market Crowd 7

Chapter 2 A World Darkened by Fear 19

Chapter 3 Stock Markets Struggle 35

Chapter 4 "1940: The Most Splendid, Most Deadly Year" 55

Chapter 5 Besieged and Alone: England in 1941 91

Chapter 6 Operation Barbarossa: Germany Attacks Russia 109

Chapter 7 Miracles at the Coral Sea and Midway: Japan and America 131

Chapter 8 Stock Markets Understood: Nobody Else Did 153

Chapter 9 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Ride Again 173

Chapter 10 France Declines Financially, Economically, and Socially 187

Chapter 11 Gone with the Wind: Preserving Wealth in Italy and Germany 203

Chapter 12 Stanlingrad: The Battle of the Century 231

Chapter 13 Defeats and Then Victories in Asia and North Africa 251

Chapter 14 The Test in Korea: The Last Battle of WWII 275

Chapter 15 Preserving Wealth in a Time of Cholera 303

Chapter 16 Barbarians at the Gate 321

Notes 335

Bibliography 347

Index 353

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