In the Short Term, the Key Is Protection, Protection, Protection!
From now until inflation exceeds 10 percent and all the bubbles eventually fully pop, the main name of the game is protection, protection, protection! Of course, investment growth is always good, too, and there are ways to do that, as well, but in the coming rising inflation environment, not losing money to inflation is critical. That means not holding too much cash as inflation rises, and choosing investments that will not lose value as inflation creeps up and the dollar slides down.
Failing to protect assets in the short term will leave you fewer funds available to cash in later on the dollar and stock bubble pops, a major wealth growth opportunity.
Please see Chapter 6 for how not to lose money in the run up to and beyond the Aftershock, including the section on “Where’s the Best Place to Stash Cash.” For additional, updated information about investing in the short and long term, please see our newsletters and website www.aftershockeconomy.com, as well as our forthcoming book, The Aftershock Investment Guide: A Crash Course in Staying Afloat as the Economy Sinks, to be published in late 2011 or early 2012.