Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation. Edward Chancellor. Read March-April This is a history of speculatory bubbles over the past. Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly? How has the. In “Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation” by Edward Chancellor, Chancellor provides such a framework and more.
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Not love and hate. Similarly, I found myself trying to get into what Chancellor was writing, only to find myself skimming as fast as I could 20 seconds later.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The biggest reason I gave it three stars was because of the information vomit that is thrown at you.
Holy moly this book has a lot of information. A contributing writer to The Financial Times and The Economistlooks at both the psychological and economic forces that drive people to yindmost their money in markets; how markets are made, unmade, and manipulated; and who wins when chancellod runs rampant.
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Manias, Panics, and Crashes: He uses significant unnecessary footnotes and asterisks that destroy the flow of the book. I thought this was a great book. A contributi Is your investment in that new Internet stock a chabcellor of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly?
Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition. This Time Is Different: Chancellor also adds some interesting conclusions on what many bubbles seem to have in common and what thus can set ihndmost off in the first place. World Dominating Dividend Growers: On top of that, he name Very poorly written and designed book.
This book turned out to fit well into the history category – if you’re looking for advanced financial analysis you won’t find it here, although the author clearly knows what he’s talking about. Those looking for practical policy solutions will be disappointed. For example, in one sentence I removed two prepositional phrases and made the sentence have active voice. Read it Forward Read it first. Great mix on history of financial markets, psychology of speculation and biggest chqncellor of all times.
Many books have referred to it. Dec 05, J added it Shelves: Edward starts with the Tulip Mania of the s and provides many examples of financial speculation running up through the late s.
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DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST by Edward Chancellor | Kirkus Reviews
Be the first to ask a question about Devil Take the Hindmost. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. As t In some sense, this book is more about the great human failings of Greed, ‘Follow the Leader’ mentality, Fear and Panic – all thr through examples from the history of the stock market.
Edward Chancellor examines the nature of speculation–from medieval Dwvil to the Tulip hte of the s to today’s Internet stock craze. English Choose a language for shopping. Mar 19, Michele rated it it was amazing.
It’ll show you all the ways you might be getting swept up in speculative excess, of which you might not be aware, even if you’re invested in the greatest businesses that have ever existed.
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Even better, Chancellor makes sure to get his facts right, and I’m quite impressed at the work he has gone through to find all the stories and facts. Common Sense on Mutual Funds: I spent lunch with Chancellor when he was at GMO or University of Notre Dame Australia. Please try again later. Although many volumes have already appeared on both financial speculation in general and individual historic events in particular, even well-informed readers will find new material and interpretation here.
Ancient Rome’s financial players, on the other hand, were known as “quaestors,” or seekers. Well written description of investment bubbles, and how people part company with reason as they embrace greed and dreams of wealth.
The patterns and indicators are the same, from the ‘s to the twenty-first century. Absolutely the single best history of financial speculation. As I read this post great recession, I can see the looming derivatives bubble coming.
The author hints at Speculators as the culprit and the need for regulation.