When Giants Fall. An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era

  • ID: 687138
  • March 2009
  • Region: United States
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for When Giants Fall

"Michael Panzner has been dead right in his forecasts of financial Armageddon . . . His latest work is even more urgent in its warnings about the folly of our ways. We can only hope that he is wrong this time but betting against his take on the world has been a recipe for losing money."
Barry Ritholtz, CEO, Fusion IQ, and author of the popular financial blog The Big Picture

"We are at a pivotal point in history a time when tectonic plates are shifting markets and economies. The world will be a vastly more dangerous and unsettled place; nations, economies, and markets will be more vulnerable and disorderly; and volatility will rule the day. When Giants Fall is a prescient look at that world, and a must–read for those who plan on prospering and surviving."
Jim Puplava, President, PFS Group, and host of Financial Sense Newshour

"In a positive sequel to his bestseller Financial Armageddon, Panzner offers the perfect roadmap guiding you through today's financial and economic minefields. Narrated in the tradition of Sun Tzu's Art of War, Panzner reveals the secret of knowing your enemy and thus knowing yourself. Follow this READ MORE >

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Part I: Fault Lines of a Fading Empire 1

Chapter 1: Descent into Disorder 3

Chapter 2: Tides, Torrents, and Tsunamis 23

Chapter 3: A Future of Violence 43

Chapter 4: Money Talks 63

Chapter 5: Local Is the New Global 83

Chapter 6: Multiplying Divisions 103

Part II: Opportunities and Threats 123

Chapter 7: Everybody s Business 125

Chapter 8: Small Fortunes 145

Chapter 9: The Power of One 167

Conclusion 181

Bibliography 185

About the Author 253

Index 255

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Michael J. Panzner is a twenty–five–year veteran of the global stock, bond, and currency markets. During his career, he has worked in New York and London for leading companies such as HSBC, Soros Funds, ABN AMRO, Dresdner Bank, and JPMorgan Chase. He is an FT Knowledge/New York Institute of Finance faculty member specializing in equities, trading, global capital markets, and technical analysis, and is the author of
Financial Armageddon. Visit Panzner at www.economicroadmap.com.

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