Index

A

Active portfolio management, 120, 139140, 142, 210, 231232, 297323

bonds, 142

creating, 302311

commodities, 308310

ETFs that short bonds, 311

ETFs that short the stock market, 310311

foreign currencies, 307308

gold, 303304

stocks, 304305

TIPS, 306307

evolving economy, 298299

goals of, 299302

minimal volatility, 300301

preservation of capital, 299

reasonable returns, 301302

gold, 231232, 303304

government intervention, 320322

insurance, 210

stocks, 139140, 304305

timing, 311318

Stage 1, 314315

Stage 2, 315

Stage 3, 315316

Stage 4, 317318

Aftershock (Wiedemer, Wiedemer, & Spitzer), 1, 3031, 51, 156

“Airbags,” temporary, 4951

massive government borrowing, 50

massive money printing, 5051

America's Bubble Economy (Wiedemer, Wiedemer, & Spitzer), 1, 77, 88, 214

Annuities. See Whole life insurance and annuities, future of

Australia, 70

Auto insurance, 208

B

Bernanke, Ben, xiiixiv, 108

Best, A. M., insurance company ratings, 196

Biderman, Charles, 352, 358

The Big Short (Lewis), 349

Bond ladder, 148

Bonds, 6, 43, 83, 141164, 332341

actively managed portfolio, 161163

mortgage-backed securities, 161162

short-term T-bills and shorter-term government bonds, 162163

TIPS, 163

Aftershock investing in, 160163

bottom line for, 163164

call, 333334

conventional wisdom on, 148156

incorrectness of, 151156

corporate bonds, 338339

fall of market, 156159

danger of buy-and-hold portfolio, 160

growth in (1980–2010), 150

money market funds, 339340

mortgage-backed ...

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