Introduction. Chapter 1: Why a Depression Is Inevitable. How to Reduce Debts in Bad Times. How to Protect Your Job in Bad Times. Chapter 2: How to Escape the Housing Nightmare. 10 Steps for Selling Your Home in a Sinking Market Want to Keep Your House Come Hell or High Water? Then Here?s How to Cut Expenses or Get Assistance. Chapter 3: Sell Your Stocks?Before It?s Too Late! How to Get Your 401(k) Out of Danger. Chapter 4: The Hidden Traps of Wall Street. With Most Corporate and Municipal Bonds Overrated, Here?s What to Do With Them. How to Find Safe Insurance. Chapter 5: How Safe Is Your Bank? How to Save in a Depression. What Happens to Your Money If Your Bank Fails. Chapter 6: The Safest Place in the World for Your Money. How to Use a Treasury-Only Money Fund for Almost All Your Banking Needs. Chapter 7: All-Weather Investments for the Best and the Worst of Times. How to Build Your Personal Hedge Program. Chapter 8: How to Profit Directly from the Decline. How to Go For Profits in a Down Market. Chapter 9: How to Continue Making Money Even with the Worst Disasters. How to Invest in Foreign Currencies. Chapter 10: When to Buy the Best Bargains of the Century. Basic Principles for Buying at the Bottom. Chapter 11: Bonds: Your First Great Income Opportunity. How to Maximize Your Yield with Safety. Chapter 12: Dividends: Your Second Great Income Opportunity. How to Find Stocks with Steadily Rising Dividends. Chapter 13: The Great Fork in the Road: Inflation or Deflation? How to Invest in Gold in a Depression. Chapter 14: The Triumph of the Dollar. Chapter 15: The Foundation for Recovery. Chapter 16: Future Fortunes. Five Golden Rules for Building New Fortunes. Acknowledgments. About the Author. Notes. Index.
Martin D. Weiss , PhD, is President of Weiss Research, Inc., and Editor of the Safe Money Report , known for warning investors of this crisis well ahead of time. He is the author of two other Wiley bestsellers, including The Ultimate Safe Money Guide: How Everyone 50 and Over Can Protect, Save, and Grow Their Money and Crash Profits: Make Money When Stocks Sink and Soar .
After a bleak assessment of the magnitude of the current financial crisis, Weiss (chair, Weiss Group, LLC; editor, Safe Money Report) warns of the likelihood of a prolonged, deep deflationary depression. He advises that the best way to ride it out is to convert all possible assets and investments into U.S. Treasury bills or U.S. Treasury money market funds. For those with money to place at risk, he explains how to profit from declines through reverse ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), determine a financial bottom, and buy at distressed levels. Weiss's dire predictions could come to pass, considering the experiences of the past 18 months, and he has credentials to make such a forecast. While his short-term outlook is bleak, he offers sage advice for long-term investing. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.