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By Bob MorrisIt is helpful to our understanding of financial speculation early in the 21st century to view it within an historical framework. In Devil. Best Seller. Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor. Buy . “A lively history of speculative manias and bubbles by a British banker turned writer.”— Susan “This Bubble World”: The Origins of Financial Speculation 2. Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor, , available at Book Depository Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation.

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Chancellor is readable, not tedious in any way. Speculation in the Gilded Age 7.

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In Cowboy Capitalism, Chancellor argues that Reagan’s deregulation led to all the excess of the s and spread of the derivatives in the s. Looking for More Great Reads? Q nature was certainly the same. Chanc I read this book after listening to an episode of Jesse Felder’s podcast where he interviewed Grant Williams.

I read a lot. A scheming small group of investors starts a hinvmost, and later less knowledgable investors are lured in after them. It originally applied to sentries, whose job it was to “look out” speculare for trouble. Three main lessons for me: A True Vegas Tale. The small original group eventually sells out, leaving the ignorant spexulation over-optimistic latecomers holding an investment now worth far less than the price that they paid for it.


The book offers examples of these. So, Speculation is here to stay and we better learn to live with it.

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Inspired by Your Browsing History. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. For someone who doesn’t like reading fiction, this is the kind of book that still can provide a truly enjoyable read. Dall’indice dei nomi in ordine di tempo: Refresh and try again. This history of financial speculation is an interesting look at one of the many negative aspects of human nature. He is a freelance journalist, and lives in London. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

If they intervene when the market is in a boom, everyone will pillory them for hurting growth and stifling the resulting prosperity. The biggest reason I gave it three stars was because of the information vomit that is thrown at you. In the end, loosened monetary policy would boost real economic growth.

Great book on financial speculations from the olden days through finanvial. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

That markets are beneficial and usually clear, sure, but Chancellor, an ex-banker, gives many examples of ways in which irrationality, group madness, and outright mani It is difficult for me to imagine someone reading this book and remaining a true believer in the “efficient market hypothesis” the notion that the price of a security at any given time reflects all the available information and only responds to new information rather than the “mood” of the market or manipulations of speculators.

Was predicting the collapse of China. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In fact, with U. This book will not give you a history lesson about speculation that you can use in your own pursuits or as a basis for an intelligent conversation with friends or colleagues. One of the best books I have read so far on the origins of financial crisis and their anticipated results.


Lists with This Book. Morgans and Jesse Livermores of the Roman age. The bubble stories remain interesting as he dishes on the ship of fools that fuel and participate in each.

Such as financail page Jul 17, Evan rated it it was ok Shelves: Hidtory I realized the poor writing style was too blame for my headaches after 20 minutes of reading, I started self-editing the passages.

For example, in one sentence I removed two prepositional phrases and made the sentence have active voice. Read it Forward Read it first.

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Income Streams that Never Go Down. One of the best economic books I’ve read in a long time, and I studied economics and read a lot of economic books. Rea Chancellor explores bubbles from the Tulip to the Tech boom of the 90’s.