Panics in the stock market are nothing new so what makes the recent events surrounding the credit crisis and Bear Stearns collapse so worrisome? More importantly, what does it mean to you as an individual investor?
In Bailout, John Waggoner the investment columnist for USA Today sheds light on the causes of the Bear Stearns collapse and the credit crunch, while offering a glimpse of what the future holds for investors. The fall of Bear Stearns, says Waggoner, signals a new era. Warning readers of the perils that lie ahead specifically inflation and debt liquidation he provides solid strategies for investors who want to begin protecting their portfolios. He explains step–by–step how to set short– and long–term investment goals and match your investments to those goals, creating a portfolio that can weather any storm.
From paying off debt to investing in treasury securities, the strategies laid out in Bailout will guide you to safety and success in today′s volatile market.
Chapter 1: What Just Happened Here?
Chapter 2: How Did It All Begin?
Chapter 3: Silly Season.
Chapter 4: Matters Become More Serious.
Chapter 5: Where Do We Go from Here?
Chapter 6: What′s the Worst That Could Happen?
Chapter 7: Fighting Depression.
Chapter 8: Creeping Infl ation.
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