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  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781911709626
  • Imprint: Torva
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99

How to Listen When Markets Speak

Risks, Myths and Investment Opportunities in a Radically Reshaped Economy




The first investment playbook to make sense of our radically reshaped global economy, with new strategies to get ahead of the market in uncertain times.

'Any investor with skin in the game needs to buy this book.' Niall Ferguson

From the Stock Exchange to Westminster, the fantasy of an eventual 'return to normal' is still alive and well. But the economic world as we know it - and the rules that govern it - are over. And few are prepared.

Here, market risk expert Lawrence McDonald unveils the predictive model he developed in the aftermath of Lehman Brothers’ collapse, outlining actionable trading ideas for a radically reshaped economy. Readers will discover:

  • Why inflation will stay near 3-5% for the next decade
  • Why hard assets and rare minerals like lithium and cobalt will outperform growth stocks and passive investment strategies
  • Why America will likely lose its position as a global superpower and holder of the world's premier reserve currency

Rather than merely doomsaying, How to Listen When Markets Speak equips readers to make sense of our current moment, resist reactionary narratives and baseless analysis and pounce on a new investing playbook.

  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781911709626
  • Imprint: Torva
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99

About the authors

Lawrence McDonald

Lawrence McDonald is the founder of the advisory platform The Bear Traps Report, with clients spanning twenty-three countries, and is one of Wall Street's most respected financial experts. He's made over 1,400 media appearances. Previously, he was a VP at Lehman Brothers.

James Robinson

James Robinson is English born but has lived in Southern California for almost twenty years. He has spent many of those years solely as a writer of comics, most noteworthy being THE GOLDEN AGE, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, STARMAN and Leave It To Chance. In addition to the page, Robinson has also written several screenplays, including the movie adaptation of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. He currently is the writer of EARTH 2.

Praise for How to Listen When Markets Speak

As soon as I finished How to Listen When Markets Speak, I took a long, hard look at my portfolio. Any investor with skin in the game needs to buy this book.

Niall Ferguson, Harvard historian and author of The Ascent of Money and Doom

I can't tell you how much I learned from How to Listen When Markets Speak. The historical perspectives and insights are something every investor needs to know. Buy this book.

Mark Cuban, founder of Cost Plus Drugs and former owner of the Dallas Mavericks

Larry McDonald's deep knowledge, experience, and insights have been invaluable in shaping my investment strategies, and How to Listen When Markets Speak is no different. It will sit on the edge of my desk, ready to refer back to frequently. I highly recommended it to anyone keen to protect their wealth in tumultuous times.

Raoul Pal, CEO and co-founder of Real Vision

McDonald's provocative, passionate and sometimes prophetic insights are always worth pondering, even (or especially) when you disagree. His latest book offers strong riposte to the tech hype, bull-market euphoria, and wishful thinking about a soft landing. It is a thought-provoking work at a time when the global zeitgeist is changing in profound ways.

Gillian Tett, columnist for the Financial Times, provost at King's College, and author of Anthro-Vision

How to Listen When Markets Speak is a consistently compelling contribution to today's debate on the future of financial markets and a challenge to assumptions that have outlived their value.

Ian Bremmer, political scientist and president of the Eurasia Group

How to Listen When Markets Speak makes gutsy predictions about seismic shifts in the global economy, advises readers on how to prepare for those shifts, and anticipates trends in almost every asset class while sharing important signals that can give investors an edge in the volatile years to come.

Gregory Zuckerman, author of The Man Who Solved the Market