Discover the Upside of Down: Investment Strategies for Volatile Times
Chapter 1: Bulls versus Bears, and the Winner Is . . . .
Chapter 2: Boomtown to Ghost Town.
Chapter 3: Today’s Dollar Is Worth Less, Tomorrow’s Dollar Could Be Worthless.
Chapter 4: Black Gold: Boom and Bust Profit Opportunities in Oil Stocks.
Chapter 5: Why Gold? The Proliferation of Paper Money Creation and Inflation.
Chapter 6: Nothing but Downside: The Road Ahead for Stocks, Bonds, and Real Estate?
Chapter 7: The Short Side: The Only Side to Make Money in a Bear Market.
Chapter 8: The Long Side of Your Portfolio and the Four Stages All Stocks Travel.
Chapter 9: Adventure Capital: Opportunities and Risks in Private Placements.
Chapter 10: How to Identify the Bottom from the Top.
Chapter 11: My Beat-Up Chevy and the 10 Iron Laws of Investing.
Chapter 12: Finding the Grail: The Chapter that Demanded to Be Written.
Epilogue: The Speed of Change.
--Victor Sperandeo, CEO of Alpha Financial Technologies, and author of Trader Vic on Commodities
"In today's macro-driven environment, Ron provides a roadmap for investors to embrace macro factors in their investment decisions. Ron's entertaining stories make complex concepts understandable and help investors protect their downside. This is an insightful read about the pitfalls of not having a global macro viewpoint and the need to stick to a basic set of "Iron Law" investing rules to keep out of trouble."
--Mark Argento, Senior Equity Analyst, Craig-Hallum Capital Group, LLC
"Ron navigates the dangerous waters of today’s markets and proves that he is much more profit than prophet, laying out a short side strategy that enables investors to surf volatility and come out a winner. Ron bares it all, and not just the glorious winners but the painful losers as well, using each to masterfully illustrate key principles. Like case studies, these investment stories put flesh on the cold hard axioms and make Ron’s strategy come to life. This book is a pleasure to read."
--Bob Scott, MBA, investor and fellow student of the "School of Hard Knocks"
"I was privileged to read an early copy of this book prior to the financial meltdown in the markets. As the news headlines in the weeks that followed began to echo Ron's predictions seemingly play-by-play, I found the book to be almost chillingly clairvoyant in its timeliness, scope, and accuracy. It’s clear, concise, and entertaining--a must read for today’s "average Joe" investor."
--Tom Burchill, author and "average Joe" investor