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In Conquer the Crash, Robert Prechter explains why he thinks the boom times are behind us. Based on his interpretation of the Elliott Wave principle (an idea premised on the notion that mass investor psychology is what really drives markets), Prechter believes that the U.S. economy is about to enter into a deflationary depression that few investors are prepared to deal with. In making his case, Prechter assembles an impressive array of data that in essence suggests that the bill for the last 10 years of market excess is about to come due. The second half of the book shows how to avoid becoming "a zombie-eyed victim of the depression" and offers advice on protecting one's assets in a deflationary environment (cash is king). If there's any good news in the future that Prechter sees coming (other than how to avoid it), it's that all-out depressions don't last very long. Conquer the Crash should appeal to gloom-and-doom investors and to those desperately looking for a safe haven from the uncertainties of today's markets. --Harry C. Edwards
"So why bother paying Prechter any mind at all?...he's more right than Wall Street's Establishment usually admits." (BusinessWeek, July 22, 2002)See all Product Description
there is going to be a major crash in the coming times and this book is an excellent guid to prepare for it.Published 21 months ago by gary smith
This book was full of a lot of unsubstantiated facts, guesswork and straight-line predictions which, together presented a mish-mash of script which, in my opinion, failed to... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Chris from Canada
Having read lots of Prechter's free reports, analysis and excerpts before buying two copies of this, I was expecting exactly what I got when I bought the 2ed the day it came out:... Read morePublished on March 14 2010 by Steve Howe
This is an excellent primer on the implications of elliott wave theory for the comming markets probable movement. A thorough "how to get your money safe" guide for everyone. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2009 by Luke Benard
I read this book back in 2003. Prechter talks about the extreme debt build up in the United States. The housing bubble and the problems with Fannie Mae are also discussed. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2008 by Patrick Sullivan
I like Prechter because he's an interesting, unconventional thinker. But... I want to be careful and fair... doesn't his track record leave quite a bit to be desired? Read morePublished on June 27 2004
Prophets of doom have always made entertaining reading. In his latest fire-and-brimstone warning, Robert R. Prechter, Jr. Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by Rolf Dobelli
Mr. Prechter is best known as a popular advocate for the Elliot Wave principle. He continues this school of thought in this book.
The book is divided into two parts. Read more
If you take anything at all from this book, it should be that the only way to stay afloat in the financial world is to spend wisely, save at least 10-15% of your income each year,... Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by Rocco A. Savaiano