"But as bitter as it is, 'Aftershock’s' message–that America has yet to pay its bills–deserves an audience. After all, the authors were right once before."
—Michael Casey, MarketBeat, blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat, November 2009
" … surrounded as we are by growing talk of recovery and news about ‘green shoots,’ it’s still refreshing to consider the different perspective that Wiedemer, Wiedemer and Spitzer offer here."
— Robert J. Hughes, Smart Money, December 2009
"Their scenario is dark, and their strategies bold and unconventional. But after being on target the last time they went against the grain, the Wiedemers merit being heard out." (The Associated Press, December 2009)
"This is a page turner, but it will be slow reading from the standpoint of having to constantly stop and make notes in the margin or pause to see how a particular point directly effects the reader’s own situation. Reading this book will make you aware of economics like you’ve never previously been aware."
—James Holland, Basil & Spice, December 2009
From the Inside Flap
In 2006, with home values high and credit flowing, authors David Wiedemer, Robert Wiedemer, and Cindy Spitzer accurately predicted the popping of the housing bubble, the collapse of the private debt bubble, the fall of the stock market bubble, the decline of consumer spending, and the widespread pain all of this was about to inflict on the rest of our economy. How did they get it so right while others got it so wrong? The authors saw a fundamental underlying pattern that others were—and, unfortunately, are still—missing. It may seem like the worst has come and gone, but it hasn't, say the authors in this new book. Things are not going back to how they were before. In Aftershock, the authors offer the definitive look at what is still to come—and what investors must do to protect themselves.
This is not merely a down market cycle, the authors explain, nor is it a typical recession. It is a multi-bubble economy that is being hit by a "Bubblequake"—and the coming Aftershock will be far more dangerous. Aftershock details the next bubbles about to burst, including the Dollar Bubble and the Government Debt Bubble, while there's still time to protect your assets and position yourself to survive and thrive in this dangerous, yet potentially profitable new environment. They offer specific advice on how to profit and, more importantly, how not to lose money during the Aftershock. They identify the best Bubblequake and Aftershock investments—those that take advantage of a falling stock market and those that take advantage of a falling dollar. And they reveal where the jobs will be in what they call the "Necessities Sector," composed primarily of health care, education, and government services.
Despite how well the economy appeared to be doing in 2006, these authors predicted it would only be two or three years before America's multiple bubbles would begin to decline and eventually burst. It turned out they were right. There is still time for individuals and businesses to cover their assets and even find ways to profit in the Aftershock. Those who followed the authors' advice in 2006 have profited handsomely—and now, readers of Aftershock will get a second chance.
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