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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Investing in the Apocalypse: Make Money by Seeing Opportunity Where Others See Peril (Wall Street Journal Guides) Paperback – February 1, 2011
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From the Back Cover
Disasters happen every day.
Are your investments prepared?
The investor who knows how to anticipate historically significant or earth-shattering events—who is prepared to act when others are frozen with fear—will always have a substantial advantage. By closely analyzing potential global threats and the opportunities they present, The Wall Street Journal Guide to Investing in the Apocalypse offers investors the key to finding a silver lining in almost any cataclysm. Even if the catastrophic does not occur, the strategies here can pay huge dividends even under more mundane circumstances.
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Investing in the Apocalypse provides readers with valuable information for investment success: the ability to see opportunity where others see peril. Whether a global disaster is natural or man-made, environmental or financial, every fearsome scenario contains the seeds of profit for the investor who stays calm and thinks rather than panics and runs.
About the Author
Entrepreneur, investor, writer, and media personality James Altucher is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and other media outlets, and he appears regularly on CNBC, Fox Business, and CNN Radio. He is the author of four books, including Trade Like a Hedge Fund and The Forever Portfolio.
Douglas R. Sease was a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal for twenty-six years. He is the author of five books on investing and tax policy and has edited or ghostwritten more than a dozen books on management, finance, government, and foreign business.
More About the Author
writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies and is currently invested in over 30.
He is the author of 17 books, including WSJ best-sellers: 'The Power of No' and 'Choose Yourself'.
His writing has appeared in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Observer, Techcrunch , The Financial Times, Yahoo Finance and others. His blog, JamesAltucher.com, has attracted more than 20 million readers since its launch in 2010.
He hosts two super successful podcasts "The James Altucher Show" with guests of the caliber of Tony Robbins, Mark Cuban, Pieter Thiel, etc. and the daily "Ask Altucher" show with his wife and co-host Claudia Azula Altucher. Both shows have been downloaded over 12 Million times.
Join him at JamesAltucher.com or on Twitter @Jaltucher.
You can also text him questions on his personal cell phone (203) 512-2161 and he will respond on a future episode of Ask Altucher.
Top Customer Reviews
So, based on this promise, I paid my money and got the entire book. Apparently, who ever wrote the intro never really read the book. Worse yet, if the author of the book also wrote the intro, he forgot what he promised. At any rate, after promising not to just recommend individual stocks, he does just that. Worse yet, he continually recommends a small group of his favorites. There is a lot of verbiage on creating baskets of stock but no details on how to do that.
What put me over the top was his adamant defense of global warming. Whether you believe it or not is irrelevant. To create an investment strategy that discounts the possibility that global warming will not pan out is risky. To recommend an investment strategy that does not allow for the possibility that the tide will turn is irresponsible.
This book was a great disappointment to me, and I suggest you not waste your money buying it, or your time reading it. The author does not deliver serious investment strategy as he promised.
Its true that to some it may seem unseemly to invest in companies likely to profit in the event of a disaster. It shouldn't be. It's what smart investors have done forever. And who better than a veteran investor (Altucher) and a well-respected financial journalist (Sease)? They written a short snappy book that won't leave your head spinning with financial mumbo jumbo and may leave your better equipped to navigate the investing landscape.
If it still leaves you feeling queezy about say, investing in Caterpillar stock after an earthquake, then you can donate your profits to the relevant charities.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think by and large this Journal Guide was misleading and because of this I will not order any promoted items in the future from what I consider a neutral site.Published on December 1, 2013 by Susan Ohnmacht
I absolutely love James' blog, so I knew I'd love his book, too. Sharp, witty and funny. An amazing writer.Published on March 29, 2011 by Natasha Hoover
Yes this book is going to rock, I can tell from the cover alone. I haven't purchased it yet because like most astute investors, I'm waiting for the price to bottom before going all... Read morePublished on March 23, 2011 by Theodore Coleman
(go to the above link for the whole review of my reviewers but here's how it starts):
First off, on twitter, someone named Naomi Klein called my book... Read more