Top Ten Investments to Beat the Crunch - InvestYour Way to Success in a Downturn
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Everyone has it within them to become a successful investor. Right here's where you start.

Ignore the doom and gloom merchants - now is the time to start investing for the future. Bestselling authors Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi were seen as the party poopers just a few years ago when they predicted the financial crisis in Wake Up! Now they take the opposite view - the party is about to start. It won't last forever, but in a few years a lot of money can be made by the astute and well-informed.

This is your step-by-step introduction to the world of investment - including all the BigIdeas seasoned investors are searching for. You'll pick up ingenious and lucrative investment ideas in:

  • Real Estate
  • Stocks and Mutual Funds
  • Bonds and Cash
  • The BRIC Economies
  • Commodities and Collectibles
  • Green Investments

"The DIY manual for building lasting wealth."
—Ross O'Brien, The Economist Group

"Packed with wise, practical advice, this book puts into plain English what every investor needs to know."
The Financial Times

"…the book's main benefit was to show me that the mysteries of investment… lie within my grasp."
Financial World

"...a timely, practical reminder that it's never too late to start investing for tomorrow."

"…the advice in this book will beat most professional fund managers by leaps and bounds."
—Sven Lorenz, market commentator, author & investor, and columnist for Money Week

Please note: this book is the paperback edition of Jim and Al's Top 10 Investments for the Next 10 Years.


Jim Mellon is an investor and entrepreneur with a flair for establishing successful companies around the globe. His businesses include a listed fund management company, an Asian mining group and an Isle of Man based bank. Burnbrae, his private company, is a substantial landlord in Germany and in the Isle of Man, and also owns Sleepwell Hotels.

Al Chalabi is a business consultant and entrepreneur who has been based in Asia for the past 13 years. He has extensive experience in establishing and growing businesses in developing economies. Currently based in Hong Kong, Al has lived, studied and worked in the UK, Canada, France and the United States.



Chapter One Why Are We Here?

Chapter Two Getting Your House in Order.

Chapter Three Real Estate.

Chapter Four Stocks and Mutual Funds.

Chapter Five Bonds and Cash.

Chapter Six The BRIC Economies.

Chapter Seven Commodities and Collectables.

Chapter Eight Green Investments.

Chapter Nine Diagnostic Grid.

Chapter Ten Summary


Appendix A How to Prepare Your Household Budget.

Appendix B How to Open a Brokerage Account.

Appendix C The Top Ten ETF Providers.