The Age of Deleveraging

The Age of Deleveraging

Investment Strategies for A Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: New York : Wiley, c2011.
ISBN: 9780470596364
Branch Call Number: 332. 6 SHI
Characteristics: xvi, 512 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Sep 14, 2015

G Shilling is an excellent economist and his books (such as this one) are well regarded. I would agree that this book is worth reading but it's a little out of date - some of his scenarios haven't happened - but in defense, he doesn't give time-frames. Being over 500 pages and very detailed - a tough read.

q22 Jan 15, 2012

Pretty thorough discussion of current market dynamics with projections forward good on presenting the relevant trends, but somewhat lacking on strategy to capitalize on them. Overall, I have more confidence in Shilling's perspective than most other guru's. I liked his description of the time he spent with Milton Freidman.

Mar 20, 2011

Why does it take so long to buy a book that can be obtained at a local bookstore ?
R Hamilton

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