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The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets shows investors how to stay safe and stay liquid during economic downturns. Using economic history as a guide, Schiff looks at the bear markets that followed the bull markets of the 1920s and 1960s to predict what the American economy will look like after it corrects for the tech and real-estate bubbles of the 1990s and early 2000s.
Combining financial, economic, and political perspectives, Schiff looks at what worked in those earlier bear markets and predicts what strategies are most likely to work over the next 10 years. In the end, Schiff argues that the next decade will most closely resemble the 1970s, complete with inflation, rising interest rates, and soaring commodity prices. This reversal of trends will make past investment strategies obsolete and pose a challenge for investors trying to build and protect their wealth. Smart investing will always pay off; the key lies in using the best strategies for the market at hand.
For investors who see the writing on the wall but don't know what to do about it, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets offers a timely, critical answer.
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By morton on 10-29-08
Excellent and Timely
Schiff explains the financial situation facing all of us today and how best to deal with it. He takes into account, people at various stages of life: students contemplating education and career choices, mid-career people looking for shelter from the storm, and retirees who want the best possible lifestyle on fixed funds. It is an audio that could not be more relevant for today's global crisis.
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By Donald on 08-06-10
Commodities are not for beginners
The book includes a sales pitch to buy commodities and foreign stocks through the author’s services. However, being bearish on the US economy, I’m surprised that the author was bullish on commodities. Commodities typically fall as the economy moves toward recession and typically rise as the economy strengthens. Thus the price reflects changes in supply and demand. For example, if the US unemployment rate rises from 5% to 9.5% then there are 4.5% of them that will have a different set of gasoline and heating oil needs.
Written in the summer of 2008, the book was written after the price of oil has climbed from closing at $58.51 on 2/17/2007 on its way to $145.29 on 7/3/2008 and later falling to $34.43 on 2/12/2009. Obviously from the above numbers the price of oil is very volatile and has the ability to affect inflation numbers as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
Also, some oil exporting countries benefited as the price of oil rose. These include Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and Norway. Likewise they fell as the price of oil fell.
Overall, the author contributed to my view of economics. The book includes numerous examples to help illustrate economic points. Many of these examples would be suitable for sound bites on TV.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful