With the weakening dollar a hot topic for retirees, savers, and investors, this Little Book delves into the economic turmoil in the U.S. and shows how to survive it The United States dollar is losing value at an alarming rate. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) index, the U.S. currency is 37 percent below fair value against the Australian dollar and 20 percent versus the Canadian dollar. The decline of the U.S. dollar is one of the biggest threats facing American investors today, but with the Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar: What You Can do to Protect Your Money Now in hand, you have the knowledge and the expertise you need to fight back. Written by New York Times bestselling author Addison Wiggin, a leading economic forecaster, the book explores the reasons for the dollar's decline, and its precarious relationship to other currencies around the world. Filled with invaluable strategies for retirees, savers, and investors who want to keep their money safe no matter what lies ahead, the book is your one-stop guide to weathering the storm.
* Covers strategies for safeguarding your wealth, including safer havens for money, alternative investments, and other opportunities * Written by Addison Wiggin, a three-time New York Times bestselling author and leading economic forecaster * Wiggin's predictions about the decline of the dollar have proven true time and again, making him the right man for the job when it comes to predicting what lies ahead The U.S. dollar is no longer the secure and stable currency that most Americans grew up believing in. Even after recent gains, the dollar remains weak. But with the Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar you have a concise guide to what's driving its demise and everything you need to protect your money today and in the years to come.
Addison Wiggin (Baltimore, MD) is the executive publisher of Agora Financial, LLC, a fiercely independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He's the creator and editorial director of Agora Financial's daily 5 Min. Forecast and editorial director of The Daily Reckoning. Wiggin is the founder of Agora Entertainment, executive producer and co-writer of I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature, and was also shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. Wiggin is a three-time New York Times bestselling author whose work has been recognized by The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Worth, The New York Times, The Washington Post as well as major network news programs. He also co-authored international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt with Bill Bonner.
Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv Chapter One Dollar Decline 1 Chapter Two Serial Bubble Blowers 9 Chapter Three Economic Reality Check 31 Chapter Four Debts Do Matter 49 Chapter Five Inflation 101 75 Chapter Six Something s Gotta Give 91 Chapter Seven A Tale of Two Deficits 121 Chapter Eight Dollar Codependents 133 Chapter Nine The Dollar s Days Are Numbered 153 Chapter Ten Currency Winners 175 Chapter Eleven Dollar Apocalypse 189 Chapter Twelve Tips on Surviving the Next Crisis 201