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Copyright © 2009 by Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Mellon, Jim.

Top ten investments to beat the crunch! : invest your way to success in a downturn / by Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi.

    p. cm.

Rev. ed. of: Th e top 10 investments for the next 10 years / Jim Mellon & Al Chalabi. 2008.

Includes index.

ISBN 978-1-906465-40-7 (pbk.)

1. Investments. 2. Finance, Personal. 3. Speculation. I. Chalabi, Al. II. Mellon, Jim. Top 10 investments for the next 10 years. III. Title.

HG4521.M4354 2009



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