Friday, November 6, 2009
January 12, 2012 Update: The old link no longer works. The old link is still below but the new leak is right below the old link. Thanks to the person that commented.
This book is probably the most informative book on inflation (and how to prepare for it) than any other book available. It is written with the layman in mind. It is only 99 pages long and available in PDF form.
The book was written by John A. Pugsley in 1980. In 1981, it was on the New York Times bestseller list for about nine weeks. It contains some of the same material covered by Peter Schiff in his 2007 and 2009 "Crash Proof" series.
Peter Schiff is a great financial commentator, and I'd trust him as an economic adviser, but Pugsley's book is a steal. Why get a book for $15+ when you can get the same information for free.
Well, maybe it isn't completely the same.
The Alpha Strategy talks more about the history of inflation, its causes, and how to prepare for it.
Crash Proof seems to be tailored toward those who are already investors and includes more recent information on the housing bubble, the stock market crash, and the underlying causes of the recent financial meltdown.
If you could care less about the history of inflation, the fractional-reserve banking system, and myths and facts about the causes of inflation, and you want to go directly to the investment strategies, skip to page 59, where Pugsley talks about the solution.
But if you want to know about the causes of the problem, which is equally important as the solution, then read The Alpha Strategy from the beginning.
Then share the book with a friend.
It is available for download here:
New Link: The Alpha Strategy: The Ultimate Plan for Financial Self-Defense for the Small Investor
Old Link:The Alpha Strategy: The Ultimate Plan for Financial Self-Defense for the Small Investor