Survival Investing

Survival Investing

How to Prosper Amid Thieving Banks and Corrupt Governments

Book - 2012
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"Most individuals and institutions hold the preponderance of their investments in common stocks, corporate bonds, mutual funds, index funds, muni bonds, money markets, bank CDs, and Treasury securities. But these conventional investments will not do well in a world dominated by corrupt, debt-laden governments and thieving bankers, brokers and middlemen. Finance guru John R. Talbott, prescient predictor of the financial crisis and the housing market crash, offers a new paradigm for the coming economic reality. He shows how the recent housing collapse and global economic crisis left governments of the world with enormous annual operating deficits at a time when the banking system continues to struggle with bad debts and requires additional government guarantees and bailouts. Add the fact that growth is constrained because the first wave of the baby boom is hitting 65 and consumers are still loaded with unsustainable levels of debt, and you have a recipe for an economic catastrophe. In this uncertain atmosphere, Talbott offers clear strategies on what you can do to protect your investments and your family. Among the global dynamics covered are: *the low-wage threat of China and India *the legitimacy of gold investing *the false security of diversification *the risks of sovereign debt. and why most economists are missing the boat"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780230341227
Characteristics: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jan 14, 2018

With all the subtlety of a 2 x4 to the head, the author trots out all the usual perma- bear arguments, concluding that gold or possibly real estate are the only plausible investments that will survive the coming inflationary apocalypse. He makes excellent points about the pernicious effects of money on politics - think Citizens United - but fails to back up his fears of runaway inflation other than pointing to QE.

Nov 17, 2012

Worth reading, makes a lot of excellent points. But caution is advised. Like so many of the books on investing, it is also a sales pitch for the author's own business, a subscription-based investment newsletter. The only one guaranteed to profit is the author himself.

Oct 17, 2012

With the boomers retiring in droves, the question often thought about is whether or not their pensions and other retirement resources will survive. This important book gives extremely valuable background information that is necessary to understand the sand foundation the house of retirement cards is built upon. I am about to read this book for the second time it is that good. It should be on everybody's home bookshelf as reference material. Well done John Talbott.


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