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Market Upside Down: How to Invest Profitably in a Shrinking Economy (paperback)

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Market Upside Down: How to Invest Profitably in a Shrinking Economy (paperback)


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One of the world's leading money managers gives indispensable strategies for building wealth and protecting against market declines.

  • Think the economic crisis is ending? It's just begun and if you're an investor, this book will show you exactly how to protect yourself.
  • Build a portfolio for long-term down markets: one that is liquid, safe, and profitable.
  • By the renowned Dr. Vinh Q. Tran, a money manager with over 20 years of experience in the markets, and author of Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance.
  • Description

    • Copyright 2010
    • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
    • Pages: 336
    • Edition: 1st
    • Book
    • ISBN-10: 0-13-338398-9
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-338398-0

    The Market Crisis Has Just Begun…

    Protect Your Wealth Through the Longest, Deepest Down Market in History

    “Vinh Tran’s deep knowledge of global economic events and his skill as a market participant shine through in Market Upside Down, wherein he illuminates the structural problems that exist in the U.S. economy and the ongoing risks these problems pose to investors. The book gives investors practical strategies for thriving in turbulent times and is important for anyone who wants to understand the new normal of the investing landscape.”

    Tony Crescenzi, Strategist and Portfolio Manager, PIMCO and Author of Investing from the Top Down and The Strategic Bond Investor

    “The fall in real estate values, credit market crises, and the stock market crash of 2008 and their effects worldwide put into question all that we have learned about investing. Vinh Tran provides the first best guide to making investment decisions for the future.”

    Ronald W. Sellers, Chairman, CEO, Atlantic Asset Management

    Market Upside Down is a cautionary tale of the evils of debt. Our economic woes won’t end with the resolution of the mortgage-backed securities crisis. Investors are facing a new crisis caused by massive government debt. But, fear not, Vinh Tran doesn’t leave his readers unprotected. In his insightful book, he shares his strategies for profiting in down markets by investing in assets that promote liquidity, are diverse, help preserve capital, and manage unforeseen risks.”

    Thong M. Nguyen, Group Executive, Fiduciary Solutions, Bank of America, Global Wealth and Investment Management

    “…This is a provocative and well-documented book, full of interesting ideas. It deserves your attention.”

    Annette Thau, Ph.D., Author of the bestselling The Bond Book

    Sample Content

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments     xii

    About the Author     xiii

    Introduction     1

    Chapter 1: Black Swan Octobers     7

    Chapter 2: Japan: The Setting Sun     33

    Chapter 3: The Root Causes: Leveraging and Excess     59

    Chapter 4: The New Economic Reality     83

    Chapter 5: Bulls and Bears: The Long Cycles     113

    Chapter 6: Investment Paradigms: Beliefs and Reality     133

    Chapter 7: Investing in Markets Upside Down     157

    Chapter 8: Beware of the Risks     181

    Chapter 9: Absolute Return: Manage Risks and Build Wealth     203

    Chapter 10: Absolute Return and Alpha     231

    Chapter 11: Beyond the Traditional     261

    Conclusion     287

    Notes     293

    Index     311


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