In their 2004 book The Coming Collapse of the Dollar, James Turk and John Rubino advised readers to bet against the housing bubble before it popped and to buy gold before it soared. Those were literally the two best investment ideas of the decade.
Now Turk and Rubino are back to say that history is about to repeat. Instead of addressing the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the world's governments have continued along the same path, accumulating even more debt and inflating even bigger financial bubbles.
So another -- even bigger -- crisis is coming. Whether it ends up being called a "crack-up boom" or "the End of Paper Money" or "the Second Great Depression," it will change everything, from the kinds of investments that create new fortunes to the kinds of money that most of us save and spend.
Among many other things, the authors explain:
"Because the Money Bubble involves the world's major currencies rather than just a discrete asset class like houses or tech stocks, its bursting will be both far more devastating for the unprepared and far more profitable for those able to understand it and act accordingly. Our goal is to usher you into this small but happy second group."
- How governments are hiding the scope of the problems they face.
- Why the world's paper currencies will soon stop functioning as money.
- How you can protect your savings from the threats posed by this transition from "unsound" paper currencies to "sound" money like gold and silver.
- How you can actually make money -- perhaps a lot of it -- during this transition.
-- James Turk and John Rubino, The Money Bubble
About the Author
James Turk and John Rubino are the co-authors of The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How To Profit From It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold and Other Hard Assets (Doubleday, 2004). James Turk is the founder and a director of GoldMoney, a Jersey, Channel Islands company and a leader in online gold trading. He is also a director of the GoldMoney Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to providing information on sound money. After beginning his business career with The Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), he went onto manage the Commodity Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, that country’s sovereign wealth fund. He is the author of several monographs and numerous articles on money and banking. He and his wife live in London, England. John Rubino runs DollarCollapse.com, a popular financial website, and contributes regularly to CFA Magazine. His previous books include Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (Wiley, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) and Main Street, Not Wall Street (Morrow, 1998). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He lives in Idaho with his wife and two sons.