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Title:
Conquer the crash : you can survive and prosper in a deflationary depression
Author:
Prechter, Robert R., Jr. (Robert Rougelot), 1949-
Publication Information:
West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780470849828
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Book

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Summary

What if certain Japanese investors in 1989 had a book that prepared them for the economic DEFLATION and 12-year bear market? Likewise, what if certain American investors in 1929 had a book that prepared them for the stock market CRASH and Great Depression?

They would have used the forecast to avoid the crisis, of course -- perhaps even to come out ahead.

Robert Prechter has just published a book that will prepare YOU for a financial crisis at least as deep as Japan in the 1990s or the U.S. in the 1930s -- a deflationary depression that will wipe out the portfolios of most stock market investors.

Conquer the Crash first presents the economic facts that show why a massive deflation is virtually inevitable, and is underway already. The second part is practical -- virtually each of the 21 chapter titles explains "How To," "What To," and "Should You."

Learn for yourself why the most predictable episode in our financial future is the event no one expects

"Bob Prechter's new book, Conquer the Crash, provides a wealth of self help do's and don'ts. It's a must-read book which I'm personally putting on my gift list for friends and loved ones." - Martin D Weiss, Ph.D., author of the national best seller, the Ultimate Safe Money Guide

"This is the most crucial financial period in your life. This book explains why. It also tells you what you should do about it. If you want to preserve your wealth, I urge you to follow Prechter's advice. You will be grateful that you did." - Ian Gordon, The Long Wave Analyst

"Conquer the Crash provides disciplined investors with a map, compass and survival guide. Don't leave home without it." -Henry Van der Eb, President, Gabelli Mathers Fund

"Prechter knows the facts like few others. Read his forceful argument carefully. It can save you from financial loss." -James R. Cook, President, Investment Rarities

"Conquer the Crash ensures that at least some investors will stay on the "rational" side of a very emotional future." -Ted Workman, Asset Allocation Consultants, Ltd.


Author Notes

Robert Prechter is President of Elliott Wave International, which resides at www.elliottwave.com. EWI is a forecasting firm servicing institutional and private investors around the world, providing long-term as well as intraday analysis on stock markets, currencies, interest rates, commodities, and social trends.
Since 1978, Prechter has published ten financial books, which have been translated into as many as a dozen languages. Every month, he writes thoughtful market commentary in The Elliott Wave Theorist. He is currently developing a new Web site dedicated to the elucidation of what he terms socionomics, the new science of social prediction.
Prechter attended Yale University on a full scholarship and graduated in 1971 with a degree in psychology. He began his career as a Technical Market Specialist with the Merrill Lynch Market Analysis Department in New York City.


Table of Contents

Foreword
Book One: Why a Stock Market Crash, Monetary Deflation and Economic Depression are likely to occur soon
Part I The Case for Crash and Depression
A Myth Exposed
When Do Depressions Occur? When Do Stock Markets Turn from Up to Down? The Position of the Stock Market Today
Evidence from Stock Participation and Economic Performance
The Significance of Historically High Stock Market Valuation
The Significance of Histroically Optimistic Psychology
Implications for the Stock Market and the Economy
Part II The Case for Deflation
When Does Deflation Occur? Money, Credit and the Federal Reserve Banking System
What Makes Deflation Likely Today? Timing Deflations: The Kondratieff Cycle
Can the Fed Stop Deflation? Book Two: How to Protect Yourself and Profit from Deflation and Depression
Making Preparations and Taking Action
Should You Invest in Bonds? Should You Invest in Real Estate? Should You Invest in Collectibles? Should You Invest in "Cash"? How to Find a Safe Bank
Should You Speculate in Stocks? Should You Invest in Commodities? Should You Invest in Precious Metals? What To Do With Your Pension Plan
What To Do With Your Insurance and Annuities
Reliable Sources for Financial Warnings
How to Ensure Your Physical Safety
Preparing for a Change in Politics
How To Identify a Safe Haven
Calling in Loans and Paying off Debt
What You Should Do If You Run a Business
What You Should Do with Respect to Your Employment
Should You Rely on Government to Protect You? A Short List of Imperative "Do's" and "Don'ts". What To Do at the Bottom of a Deflationary Crash and Depression
Services That Can Help You Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression
Media and Misc
References