by Craig Stark

19 January 2009

How to Survive & Thrive
in the Coming Wave of Deflation

In investment circles, there are forecasters who get it right sometimes and wrong other times - as we would expect. Occasionally, however, there are those who get it right a lot. Such a case could be made for investment advisor A. Gary Shilling.

In 1999, Shilling published How to Survive & Thrive in the Coming Wave of Deflation. Essentially, it's a how-to on investing in anticipation of the onset of a deflationary cycle. Well, in 1999, almost nobody was talking about the possibility of deflation, and there weren't many buyers for this book. Today, few aren't talking about it. (And, for that matter, Shilling had been talking about for years previous to the publication of this book.)

A specific: Shilling correctly anticipated what's in fact happened to the stock market - a severe correction that destroyed much individual and corporate wealth and in short order, among other things, put the skids on consumer spending. The upshot of being right is that more and more people are listening to him now.

Which brings me back to his book. Despite a robust printing in 1999 and another in 2002, this book now commands prices north of $150 - not bad for a common paperback!

You'll see 100 profit-producing books like this every 3 months in BookThink's Quarterly Market Report of Common, Profitable Books, each one presented in a clear format with bibliographic essentials and links to photos. Here is the actual entry for How to Survive & Thrive in the Coming Wave of Deflation, #59 in QMR, issue #6 (soon to be published):

AUTHOR: A. Gary Shilling
PLACE: New York
COPYRIGHT DATE: 1999, 2002
IMPRINT: McGraw-Hill
ISBN or LCCN: 0071382518
ISBN-13: 978-0071382519
BINDING: Softcover

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