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The Little Book of Bull Moves Updated and Expanded: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market Is Up, Down, or Sideways

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In The Little Book of Bull Moves, popular author and economic advisor, Peter Schiff, takes a new look at America's bull markets of the 1920's, 1960's, and 1990's, and the bear markets that followed. Analyzing similarities and differences from both an economic and political perspective, Schiff discusses investment strategies that worked then and explains how those same conservative approaches to investing can be applied in today's market.

  • Provides detailed advice on the techniques and strategies that can help investors maintain and even build wealth now and in the turbulent times that lie just ahead

  • Filled with insightful commentary, inventive metaphors, and prescriptive advice

  • Other titles by Schiff: Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse, and The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets

Written by a seasoned Wall Street prognosticator, The Little Book of Bull Moves shows readers how to make money under adverse market conditions by using conservative, nontraditional investment strategies.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Disclosure
  3. Foreword
  4. Prologue to the 2010 Edition
    1. A Note on the Format and Title
  5. Author's Note
    1. What Do We Mean by Bull and Bear Markets?
    2. Some Historical Perspective
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. Let's Do the Time Warp Again
    1. 1.1. The Healthy 1950s
    2. 1.2. The Coming Economic Collapse
    3. 1.3. Doctor Doom
    4. 1.4. The Real Estate Bubble Bursts
    5. 1.5. A Hair of the Dog: Paulson and Bernanke to the Rescue
    6. 1.6. The Outlook
  8. 2. Saving Your Assets
    1. 2.1. A Little Background
    2. 2.2. Understanding Inflation
    3. 2.3. Price versus Systemic Inflation
    4. 2.4. Exported Inflation
    5. 2.5. The Bretton Woods Agreements of 1944
    6. 2.6. The Dollar's Reserve Currency Status
    7. 2.7. The Significance of Decoupling
  9. 3. Beware of False Prophets
    1. 3.1. Usual Suspect 1: Uncle Sam
      1. 3.1.1. Misrepresenting Inflation
      2. 3.1.2. The GDP
      3. 3.1.3. Productivity
      4. 3.1.4. Unemployment
    2. 3.2. Usual Suspect 2: Wall Street
      1. 3.2.1. Investment Banks
      2. 3.2.2. Mutual Funds
      3. 3.2.3. Hedge Funds
    3. 3.3. Usual Suspect 3: Industry Groups
  10. 4. Of Babies and Bathwater
    1. 4.1. The Current United States Stock Market
    2. 4.2. Historical Parallels
      1. 4.2.1. The 1930s
      2. 4.2.2. The 1970s
  11. 5. Hot Stuff
    1. 5.1. By Way of Background
    2. 5.2. Forces of Nature
    3. 5.3. So What Commodities Are We Talking About and What Are the Ways to Play Them?
    4. 5.4. Ways to Own Futures Contracts
      1. 5.4.1. Nondiscretionary Individual Account
      2. 5.4.2. Managed Account
      3. 5.4.3. Commodity Pool
      4. 5.4.4. Commodity Index Funds
    5. 5.5. Investing
  12. 6. The Ring in the Bull's Nose
    1. 6.1. Digging for Gold
    2. 6.2. A Silver Lining
    3. 6.3. The Six Ways to Play Gold and Silver
      1. 6.3.1. Physical Ownership
      2. 6.3.2. Perth Mint
      3. 6.3.3. Exchange-Traded Funds and Notes
      4. 6.3.4. Gold Money
      5. 6.3.5. Commodity Futures
      6. 6.3.6. Mining Stocks
  13. 7. Weathering the Storm
    1. 7.1. Steering Clear of the Garden of Worms
    2. 7.2. Fact or Fiction?
    3. 7.3. Investing in Foreign Economies
      1. 7.3.1. American Depositary Receipts
      2. 7.3.2. Mutual Funds
      3. 7.3.3. Exchange-Traded Funds
      4. 7.3.4. Other Vehicles
        1. 7.3.4.1. Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs)
        2. 7.3.4.2. Unit Investment Trusts (UITs)
        3. 7.3.4.3. Closed-End Funds (CEFs)
    4. 7.4. The Better Option
    5. 7.5. Beware of Pink Sheets
    6. 7.6. How, Then, Do You Go About Selecting a Broker Who Will Execute Your Foreign Stock Orders on a Local Foreign Exchange?
  14. 8. Favorite Nations
    1. 8.1. Desirable Industrial Sectors
    2. 8.2. Some Favorite Nations
      1. 8.2.1. Australia
      2. 8.2.2. Canada
      3. 8.2.3. Singapore
      4. 8.2.4. Norway
      5. 8.2.5. Hong Kong
      6. 8.2.6. Switzerland
      7. 8.2.7. New Zealand
      8. 8.2.8. The Netherlands
  15. 9. If You Want to Roll the Dice
    1. 9.1. An Impressive Track Record
    2. 9.2. How Do I Ride This Emerging Bull?
  16. 10. To Infinity and Beyond
    1. 10.1. Service without a Smile
      1. 10.1.1. Real Estate
      2. 10.1.2. Finance and Banking
      3. 10.1.3. Retail
      4. 10.1.4. Health Care
      5. 10.1.5. Travel and Tourism
    2. 10.2. Rebuilding the United States
    3. 10.3. Major Decisions
  17. 11. A Decade of Frugality
    1. 11.1. The Cause ...
    2. 11.2. ... And the Effect
    3. 11.3. Start Saving Now—But Not in Dollars
    4. 11.4. Get Rid of Debt—Especially Variable-Rate Debt
    5. 11.5. Stockpile Goods
    6. 11.6. Get Good at Fixing Things
  18. 12. Pack Your Bags
    1. 12.1. How Can You Decide If You Will Need a Haven?
    2. 12.2. Where Should You Go?
    3. 12.3. Other Factors to Consider
      1. 12.3.1. Immigration Laws
      2. 12.3.2. Banking Environment
      3. 12.3.3. Language
      4. 12.3.4. Lifestyle
      5. 12.3.5. Personal History
    4. 12.4. If You Stay Home
  19. 13. The Light at the End of the Tunnel
    1. 13.1. The Box the Federal Reserve Is In
    2. 13.2. Why We Should Take a Solutions Approach to the Crisis and Look at Some Things Differently
    3. 13.3. Thoughts on the Upcoming Presidential Election and How It Might Affect Our Economy
    4. 13.4. Tunnels and Lights
    5. 13.5. Why Lower Living Standards Will Hurt More This Time
    6. 13.6. The Positive Side of Demand Destruction