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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.
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(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 "Gross". I looked her up on wikipedia. Turns out we have a lot in common. She wrote some books (see below picture). She also "spent much of her teenage years in shopping malls." So did I! And she has a lot more twitter followers than me.
I emailed her and asked her if she had actually read the book. She wrote back and was honest. "No," she said, "but the jacket copy is gross". Fine. I like that honesty. A lot of people judge books by their covers and then trash it to their 100,000 followers on twitter. At least she's honest about it. I'm not being bitter. I really do appreciate her honesty in her response. I would've ignored me. ...
[I then proceed to review my Amazon reviewers in the above link].
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.
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But here's the author saying he never did, too, and never will. Didnt even write it :)