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Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown | [David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy S. Spitzer]

Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown

While the "experts" want us to believe that all is well (or will be soon), nothing could be further from the truth. The worldwide financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 was just a sneak preview of what is to come. But for those who act quickly and correctly, there is still time to protect yourself, your family, and your business in the next global money meltdown.
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Publisher's Summary

Recovery? What Recovery?

Did you lose money in the stock market in the last financial crisis of late 2008?

Has your home lost value?

Are you "underwater" in your mortgage or concerned about selling?

Do your dollars buy less than they used to at the grocery store and the gas pump?

Have you lost your job or know someone who did?

Are you worried about the safety of your money and investments?

Don't get fooled again! While the "experts" want us to believe that all is well (or will be soon), nothing could be further from the truth. The worldwide financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 was just a sneak preview of what is to come. For those who act quickly and correctly, there is still time to protect yourself, your family, and your business in the next global money meltdown. The Wall Street Journal business best seller Aftershock can help you:

  • Protect and grow your assets before, during, and after the next global financial crisis
  • Spot and cash-in on the best new investment opportunities
  • Know which jobs, careers, and business sectors will fare the best
  • Profit rather than lose when asset bubbles collapse around the world

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©2011 David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, and Cindy S. Spitzer (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Their scenario is dark, and their strategies bold and unconventional. But after being on target the last time they went against the grain, the Wiedemers merit being heard out." (The Associated Press)

"Surrounded as we are by growing talk of recovery and news about 'green shoots,' it's still refreshing to consider the different perspective that Wiedemer, Wiedemer, and Spitzer offer here." (Robert J. Hughes, SmartMoney)

"Aftershock makes a compelling argument for a chilling conclusion. Their track record demands our attention." (Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard & Poor's)

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    Theo Tsourdalakis 09-26-13
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    "WELL WORTH THE TIME"
    What did you love best about Aftershock?

    It was easy to understand and was mostly free from technical gibberish.
    It painted a clear and disturbing picture which will impact on all of us.
    I liked it especially in that they do not expect you to just accept their conclusion; they give you their reasoning and it is their well thought out reasing which is really valuable.
    It is mostly common sense - but it helps you to see through the BS that is fed to the public which prevents a public uproar.

    I found the book highly profitable. I was going to buy into the US property market; but after hearing Aftershock, I have abadoned that idea. It has also helped me see why my shares were doing poorly. The Macro picture is vital to micro investing.

    The chapter about economics and new theories etc was not as engaging as the first part of the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not applicable


    What three words best describe Christopher Kipiniak’s voice?

    The Narator was excellent


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the time.
    It could save you thousands of dollars

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    Rick Plano, TX, United States 01-07-13
    Rick Plano, TX, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2007

    Just some guy that likes to listen to things that inspire thought. I've grown tired of the insipidness of music and opinion pieces that now pass for "news". Just looking for inspiration and education.

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    "Started out strong"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    While I like a lot of the education that comes with learning how and why the American economy may soon fail, I sorta felt like I was being sold GOLD. Seems like 2/3 of the second part was BUY GOLD, BUY GOLD, BUY GOLD.

    If nothing else, the book does make perfect sense on why the economy is about to fail, but I feel like buying gold is somewhat pointless. The strenuous viewpoint on divesting on real estate seems a bit like flawed logic. They also say to sell your home and just rent. If the economy fails, people will need a place to live. Seems like rentals would be a rock-solid industry. Even if they can't pay in cash, it sets up an excellent opportunity to barter.

    I liked the book. Not sure if it'll be as doom and gloom as the author would like to believe.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    How the American economy has gone wrong.


    Did Aftershock inspire you to do anything?

    Re-balance my portfolio


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    Jeffrey 09-10-12
    Jeffrey 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Sobering Alarm"
    Would you listen to Aftershock again? Why?

    Yes. Because it is rich in vital financial information. If the authors are accurate in their prophecy of doom, only a fool would hear and not prepare.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There weren't any characters really to choose from. Just a few anecdotal short stories of a few people. One of which, saved only half his assets because he doubted the information he was given. Another was a woman who liquidated some or most of her valuable art pieces and was grateful that she did.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Kipiniak’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never heard of him prior to this performance; but he was very good.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The dollar's impending destruction, and what I should be doing to prepare for that era on the horizon. As a result of this information, I actually sold out of some of my stock holdings, and invested into to physical gold backed gold ETFs. Both are up already by several dollars, and I have not had them three weeks yet.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is extremely important for the near and destructive future; yet many will not receive it. "He that has an ear, let him hear..."

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    Ryan United States 08-16-12
    Ryan United States 08-16-12 Member Since 2012

    Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.

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    "Read whether you believe or not"
    What did you love best about Aftershock?

    The information and the way the author breaks down aspects of economics.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    During the reading of this book, certain events started to happen just as the author said it would.


    What about Christopher Kipiniak’s performance did you like?

    Very good. Easy to listen to.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    That gold was going to run a ten year bubble.......very curious to see if it happens.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this as a read whether you believe their theory or not. Once you get past their plugs, the information makes you look at things from a different angle. I am definately a bull investor, but after listening it made me look at possibilities of alternative exit strategies that could make me more money.

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    Anthony Heying Crossville, TN 07-04-12
    Anthony Heying Crossville, TN 07-04-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Very Depressing"
    What made the experience of listening to Aftershock the most enjoyable?

    I don't doubt the authors research or predicitons. According to the authors we're in for a really rough ride and nothing can really be done about it. How sad, what a great country we once were. Happy Independence Day!


    Any additional comments?

    I just thank God that America, the world for that matter, are in His hands and not really predictable at all. Peace out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GJL United States 02-19-12
    GJL United States 02-19-12
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    "Clearly, Something to be Thinking About."
    What made the experience of listening to Aftershock the most enjoyable?

    Some of the narrative is self-serving endorsements of the authors financial consulting-- but, the balance of the book addresses the economical collapses that may occur (if our economy is living within several interlocked bubbles) and the pending impacts of those collapse events. Whether you buy into the premise that our economy is existing within several interlocking bubbles or not-- this book gives you some valuable food for thought.


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    Karen F 02-19-12
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    I felt this was a very informative and eye-opening book. The narration was well done and easy to listen to. I learned a lot about economics in general that I did not previously understand and I think the author has made some very good points that are hard to argue with. It all makes sense to me and I intend to weigh the advice carefully. The author gained my trust at the end of chapter five where he states "It's not really about the money. Remember, the potential for happiness is actually always available to us because it comes, not from money or from things, but from other people." In the middle of a book that's all about making and keeping your money, that statement says volumes about the character of the author. I would highly recommend listening to it and weighing the words carefully.

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    Paul North Attleboro, MA, United States 01-24-12
    Paul North Attleboro, MA, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Annoying narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Book was very interesting, if you discount the shameless self-promotion and sales--pitching of the author's investment services and website. Narration was very annoying. The narrator clicks his mouse every few seconds which is very audible on the recording. Get's on your nerves after a while. Very distracting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Kipiniak?

    Christopher Kipiniak would be fine as a narrator if he wouldn't click his mouse every few seconds during the recording - I guess he is advancing his screen a line at a time...very annoying.


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    James Colts Neck, NJ, United States 12-13-11
    James Colts Neck, NJ, United States 12-13-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Summarizes the economic forces affecting us"
    Where does Aftershock rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Provides an easy to understand illustration of the economic forces that underlie our ability to get jobs, buy products, save and invest in the bubble popping of the mortgage market, as well as in the coming debt bubble and dollar bubble.


    What other book might you compare Aftershock to and why?

    Comparing it to The Lords of Finance, and How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World are most helpful for understanding the global economy, and comparing it to Reich's Aftershock is great as a political comparison as that book has a clear political leaning to the left.


    What about Christopher Kipiniak’s performance did you like?

    Read with emphasis on the meaning of what what being read.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The clarity with which folks participate in different roles, such as cheerleaders for the status quo of how to understand the present economic forces and how they differ to previous market cycles.


    Any additional comments?

    a great read

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-01-13
    Graham Los Angeles, CA, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Their Multi-Bubble Theory Deserves A Noble Prize"

    The Multi-Bubble Economy Theory expounded in this book may sound simplistic and ridiculous but it is actually a brilliant Economic theory, that perfectly models all the complexities of the modern free market economy. It may not be supported by confusing Mathematics, but the idea of multiple bubbles expanding is so intuitive and easy to visualize it must be correct. This is the most groundbreaking work since the contributions of Adam Smith. Multi-Bubbles are so comprehensive an explanation they can be applied to just about anything. In fact if you look as hard as the authors have for things to label as bubbles you will be seeing bubbles everywhere. Not only was there an internet bubble, and a housing bubble, there was also a government bubble, a bond bubble, a military bubble, a bubble bubble and a gangman style bubble. Its so exciting, i’m in a lather just thinking about it.

    Now, to the core prediction of the Bubble Theory, the absolute certainty of out of control inflation, greater than 10%, as a result of massive government stimulus and money printing. The authors were able to pinpoint exactly the time it takes for the inflation to begin after the money printing begins. The crystal bubble ball says that it can never take more than two years for the inflation to appear. Now since it has been over four years since quantitative easing began, and inflation has been quite stable, one might say that this book's bubble must have popped. But I say no, I say perhaps if you look more deeply you will see more bubbles. A bubble of lies, and a bubble of deceit by the government bubble.

    Now that we know that high inflation is certain (and has already begun in a bubble of secrecy), and that all of our money will lose much of its value shortly. Let us review the fantastic two pronged approach the authors propose to help protect ourselves. First we should sell all of our real estate and other hard assets and deposit our rapidly devaluing money into savings accounts. Second we should invest our money in the authors’ financial service products. The authors’ advice to stress savings as a hedge to inflation may seem counter intuitive, but it is actually brilliant. How else would they have sold so many of these books?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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