The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 12, 2010 - Business & Economics - 544 pages
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Top economist Gary Shilling shows you how to prosper in the slow-growing and deflationary times that lie ahead

While many investors fear a rapid rise in inflation, author Gary Shilling, an award-winning economic forecaster, argues that the global economy is going through a long period of de-leveraging and weak growth, which makes deflation far more likely and a far greater threat to investors than inflation. Shilling explains in clear language and compelling logic why the world economy will struggle for several more years and what investors can do to protect and grow their wealth in the difficult times ahead. The investment strategies that worked for last 25 years will not work in the next 10 years. Shilling advises readers to avoid broad exposure to stocks, real estate, and commodities and to focus on high-quality bonds, high-dividend stocks, and consumer staple and food stocks.

  • Written by one of today's best forecasters of economic trends-twice voted by Institutional Investor as Wall Street's top economist
  • Clearly explains what to invest in, what to avoid, and how to cope with a deflationary, slow-growth economy
  • Demonstrates how Shilling has been consistently right about major economic trends since he began forecasting in the early 1980s

Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this timely guide lays out a convincing case for why investors need to be prepared for a long period of weak growth and deflation-not inflation-and what you can do to prosper in the difficult times ahead.

  

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Review: The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation

User Review  - Mitchell Rubin - Goodreads

Unconventional insight. Worth reading especially if you are among the increasing number of hard asset/physical gold doomsayers, Read full review

Review: The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation

User Review  - Goodreads

Unconventional insight. Worth reading especially if you are among the increasing number of hard asset/physical gold doomsayers, Read full review

Contents

The Housing Bubble Great Call 6 53
6
Making Great Calls
29
The Financial Bubble Great Call 7
95
The Results of Denial
123
Slow Growth Ahead
159
No Help from Anywhere
225
Chronic Worldwide Deflation
273
Monetary and Fiscal Excesses
311
The Outlook for Stocks
339
Twelve Investments to Sell or Avoid
363
Ten Investments to Buy
425
About the Author
493
Index
499
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About the author (2010)

A. Gary Shilling is President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., an economic consulting firm and a registered investment advisor. He has been a columnist for Forbes magazine since 1983, frequently appears on business news programs, and is quoted regularly in the print media. Shilling has been warning about the long-term threat of deflation for several years and has even created a board game, aptly titled The Deflation Game. He received his bachelor's degree from Amherst College and earned his master's degree and PhD in economics at Stanford University. Before establishing his own firm in 1978, Shilling was senior vice president and chief economist of White, Weld & Co., Inc. Earlier, he set up the Economics Department at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and served as the firm's first chief economist.

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