Summary of Aftershock
Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown
This detailed, depressing future scenario says bubbles persist in the US economy. And bubbles always pop.
Since ripples from the 2008 recession continue to affect investment planning, this gloomy treatise by consultants David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer and Cindy Spitzer may have special appeal for those preparing for worse times ahead. The authors’ analysis says that lingering aftereffects of the economic crisis – mostly due to the collapse in value of overinflated assets – mean investors still have not seen the bottom of price declines. The book contends that the bottom is not even in sight since the US still has a “multibubble economy.” But be forewarned: The authors’ predictions are pretty bleak. In fact, since they believe the US will default on its debt, you could find their take beyond pessimistic. While the book can be slow, repetitive reading, it offers an iconoclastic presentation with pertinent charts and advice to help investors defend their portfolios. But readers also have to trudge through some promotion for the authors’ investment counseling services and some hearty self-congratulations for their previous book’s predictions. Nonetheless, getAbstract suggests this detailed, depressing scenario to those looking for an alternative view on the postbubble economy. [Editors’ note: getAbstract does not offer or endorse investing advice.]
In this summary, you will learn
- How six financial bubbles led to the 2008 crisis and recession
- How these bursting bubbles will hurt the US economy in the long term
- What investors can do to protect themselves
About the Authors
David Wiedemer, PhD, is the chief economist for Absolute Investment Management, where Robert A. Wiedemer is a managing director. Cindy Spitzer is president of Aftershock Consultants.
Comment on this summary
5 years ago"....because the government did not collect enough in taxes to pay for its programs." Yup. no bias here.....no mention that there is another option: QUIT SPENDING and reduce government bloat.
5 years agoHi Keith - Thanks for your comment. I want to note for the sake of clarity that the opinions in our summaries are those of the books' authors, not of getAbstract, which is completely politically neutral. We cover respectable books across the spectrum. Our statements of opinion are limited to the recommendation and to how a particular book may serve our readers. Thanks for your comment and interaction with us. E. Rauzin, Managing Editor, getAbstract
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