For the first time in 200 years, American consumers are stepping down from their position as the driving force behind the world's economy. In Fiscal Hangover, Keith Fitz-Gerald analyzes the declining power of the American consumer and introduces you to the resulting investment opportunities. Without question, the American consumer and the United States government have provided the rest of the world with liquidity in the form of cheap capital and abundant debt. But in light of recent economic events, the rules of the game have changed and that means you must change with them-if you intend on securing your financial future.
Unlike most of today's finance books that simply examine the end of the American Empire, Fiscal Hangover shows you how to prepare for the fall, effectively allocate your investments, and thrive in the new global economy. This book offers specific analysis and concrete actionable steps for individual investors interested in grabbing their fair share of what will be the greatest wealth creation in the history of mankind.
- Examines our current financial situation and offers practical investment advice to overcome the challenges you'll face
- Analyzes the declining power of the American consumer and introduces you to the resulting investment opportunities
- Details new investing benchmarks and discusses why the old ones no longer work
- Explores big picture economic issues that will affect your individual investment endeavors
The coming years may hold the greatest investment opportunities of our times, but in order to take advantage of this you'll need the insights that can only be found in Fiscal Hangover.
Introduction: A Refresher Course in Granny's Wisdom.
Part I America's Fiscal Hangover and the Binge That Got Us Here.
Chapter 1: History 101 – From 13 Colonies to Global Economic Power.
Chapter 2: Growth of the American Consumer – Role Model for World Spending.
Chapter 3: The Beginnings of America's Undoing.
Chapter 4: 'Bubble' Gum – How We All Finally Got Stuck.
Part II The Great Decoupling.
Chapter 5: Wait a Minute! We've Seen This Before (But We Still Haven't Learned).
Chapter 6: America's Economy and Its Place in the New World Order.
Chapter 7: Consumerism on the Move – An Engine for Recovery.
Part III Dr. Fitz-Gerald's Amazing Home Remedy for Hangover Relief.
Chapter 8: The World's Changing Investment Landscape.
Chapter 9: The New Money Rules, and Why You Must Follow Them.
Chapter 10: Go Global or Go Home – Where To Make Your Future Fortune.
Chapter 11: Brass Tacks – Key Countries, Sectors, Industries and Companies.
Chapter 12: Never Get Fooled Again – The Pyramid Strategies.
Conclusion: 10 More Rules for Successful Investing.
Appendix: The $300 Trillion Recovery Almost Nobody's Talking About.
About the Author.