Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse

Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse

by Peter D. Schiff, John Downes (With)

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A fully updated follow-up to Peter Schiff's bestselling financial survival guide-Crash Proof, which described the economy as a house of cards on the verge of collapse, with over 80 pages of new material

The economic and monetary disaster which seasoned prognosticator Peter Schiff predicted is no longer hypothetical-it is here today. And nobody understands what to do in this situation better than the man who saw it coming. For more than a decade, Schiff has not only observed the economy, but also helped his clients restructure their portfolios to reflect his outlook. What he sees today is a nation facing an economic storm brought on by growing federal, personal, and corporate debt; too little savings; and a declining dollar. Crash Proof 2.0 picks up right where the first edition-a bestselling book that predicted the current market mayhem-left off. This timely guide takes into account the dramatic economic shifts that are reshaping the world and provides you with the insights and information to navigate the dangerous terrain. Throughout the book, Schiff explains the factors that will affect your future financial stability and offers a specific three step plan to battle the current economic downturn.

  • Discusses the measures you can take to protect yourself-as well as profit-during these difficult times
  • Offers an insightful examination of the structural weaknesses underlying the economic meltdown
  • Outlines a plan that will allow you to preserve wealth and protect the purchasing power of your savings
  • Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Crash Proof 2.0 will help you survive and thrive during the coming years of economic uncertainty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118152003
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 192,351
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Peter D. Schiff is a seasoned Wall Street prognosticator best known for his accurate predictions of the performance of the stock market, commodities, gold, and the dollar. He is one of the few unbiased investment advisors to have predicted the current bear market and positioned his clients accordingly. Schiff began his career at Shearson Lehman and joined Euro Pacific Capital in 1996, becoming President of the firm in 2000. He appears frequently on Fox Business News, CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV, and has been quoted in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. Schiff is also the author of the original edition of Crash Proof as well as The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets, both published by Wiley.

John Downes is coauthor of the bestselling Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, Barron's Finance and Investment Handbook, and Beating the Dow. He lives in Poughquag, New York.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note, Crash Proof 2.0 vii

Preface xv

Introduction: The Delusion of Real Wealth xxi

1 The Slippery Slope: Consumers, Not Producers 1

2 What Uncle Sam, the Mass Media, and Wall Street Don't Want You to Know 33

3 For a Few Dollars More: Our Declining Currency 63

4 Inflation Nation: The Federal Reserve Fallacy 91

5 My Kingdom for a Buyer: Stock Market Chaos 129

6 They Burst Bubbles, Don't They?: The Coming Real Estate Debacle 159

7 Come On In, the Water's Fine: Our Consumer Debt Problem 199

8 How to Survive and Thrive, Step 1: Rethinking Your Stock Portfolio 237

9 How to Survive and Thrive, Step 2: Gold Rush—Be the First Person on Your Block to Stake a Claim 283

10 How to Survive and Thrive, Step 3: Stay Liquid 317

Epilogue 339

Books for Further Reading 345

Glossary 349

Index 353

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