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Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse, 2nd Edition



Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse, 2nd Edition

Peter D. Schiff, John Downes (With)

ISBN: 978-0-470-47453-2 September 2009 384 Pages



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.

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Author’s Note, Crash Proof 2.0 vii

Preface xi

Introduction: The Delusion of Real Wealth xvii

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 341

Books for Further Reading 349

Glossary 353

Index 357