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 theslow-growing and deflationary times that lie ahead

While many investors fear a rapid rise in inflation, author GaryShilling, an award-winning economic forecaster, argues that theglobal economy is going through a long period of de-leveraging andweak growth, which makes deflation far more likely and a fargreater threat to investors than inflation. Shilling explains inclear language and compelling logic why the world economy willstruggle for several more years and what investors can do toprotect and grow their wealth in the difficult times ahead. Theinvestment strategies that worked for last 25 years will not workin the next 10 years. Shilling advises readers to avoid broadexposure to stocks, real estate, and commodities and to focus onhigh-quality bonds, high-dividend stocks, and consumer staple andfood stocks.

Written by one of today's best forecasters of economictrends-twice voted by Institutional Investor as Wall Street's topeconomist Clearly explains what to invest in, what to avoid, and how tocope with a deflationary, slow-growth economy Demonstrates how Shilling has been consistently right aboutmajor economic trends since he began forecasting in the early1980s

Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this timelyguide lays out a convincing case for why investors need to beprepared for a long period of weak growth and deflation-notinflation-and what you can do to prosper in the difficult timesahead.

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 I would agree that this book is worth reading but it's a little out of date - some of his scenarios haven't happened - but in defense, he doesn't give time-frames.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 ?
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