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MoneyShift: How to Prosper from What You Can't Control

MoneyShift: How to Prosper from What You Can't Control

Jerry Webman

ISBN: 978-1-118-18140-9

May 2012

209 pages

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The financial world is changing; this book shows you how to update your ideas about investing and keep pace

Investing successfully means figuring out where economic value is being created, and then identifying the investment opportunities that result. MoneyShift: How to Prosper From What You Can't Control helps readers do just that. In addition to explaining the epic shifts in global economic momentum that have created a new financial reality for investors in recent years, the book offers readers a guide through new investment opportunities available in both emerging and developed markets.

This book also points out the potential risks and then puts opportunities and risks together in outlining a sensible approach all readers can follow to develop their own investment strategy. Describing the transformation in global economic momentum and explaining why and where the centers of growth have moved, the book explores the new opportunity this change represents and sets realistic expectations for creating wealth through investment.

  • Presents a new kind of investment strategy, including investing in your own human capital, while not neglecting advice on how to identify, assess, and manage risk
  • Provides navigational tools for financial planning and for making money in a new environment we cannot simply wish or vote away
  • Explains how domestic economic problems, the damage done to the financial system, government debt crises around the world, and even changing birth rates and aging populations have wrought a fundamental transformation in how wealth is and is not now created, and that these changes, while challenging, present great investment opportunities for those prepared to seize them

By demonstrating the seismic changes in the economic topography, MoneyShift teaches you how these changes can be turned into an exceptional opportunity for increasing wealth through investing. To put it simply, there is money to be made in what you can't change about the world's economy. This book shows you how.

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: What’s Shifting xi

Chapter 1 Where Has All the Prosperity Gone? 1

Chapter 2 What You Can’t Control 23

Chapter 3 For the New Prosperity, You’ll Need a New Investment Strategy 41

Chapter 4 Where the Wealth Is 63

Chapter 5 How to Read Your Shirt Label: The Myth and Reality of Investing in Emerging Markets 79

Chapter 6 There Is Still Profit Among the Rich 101

Chapter 7 The New Diversification: Alternatives to What? 119

Chapter 8 Investing in Human Capital—Yours 145

Chapter 9 MoneyShift: Getting Results 161

Further Reading 187

Notes 191

About the Author 197

Index 199