The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market / Edition 2

The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market / Edition 2

by George Soros, Grover Gardner
     
 

Critical Praise . . .

"The Alchemy joins Reminiscences of a Stock Operator as a timelessinstructional guide of the marketplace." - Paul Tudor Jones fromthe Foreword

"An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-makingprocess of the most successful money manager of our time.Fantastic."- The Wall Street Journal

"A breathtakingly brilliant book. Soros is

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Critical Praise . . .

"The Alchemy joins Reminiscences of a Stock Operator as a timelessinstructional guide of the marketplace." - Paul Tudor Jones fromthe Foreword

"An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-makingprocess of the most successful money manager of our time.Fantastic."- The Wall Street Journal

"A breathtakingly brilliant book. Soros is one of the core ofmasters . . . who can actually begin to digest the astonishingcomplexity . . . of the game of finance in recent years."-Esquire

"A seminal investment book . . . it should be read, underlined, andthought about page-by-page, concept-by-idea. . . . He's the bestpure investor ever . . . probably the finest analyst of the worldin our time." - Barton M. Biggs, Morgan Stanley

George Soros is unquestionably the most powerful and profitableinvestor in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "The Man WhoMoves Markets," Soros has made a billion dollars going up againstthe British pound. Soros is not merely a man of finance, but athinker to reckon with as well. Now, in The Alchemy of Finance,this extraordinary man reveals the investment strategies that havemade him "a superstar among money managers" (The New York Times).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471043133
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/1994
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Preface4
Introduction11
1The Theory of Reflexivity27
2Reflexivity in the Stock Market46
3Reflexivity in the Currency Market69
4The Credit and Regulatory Cycle81
5The International Debt Problem91
6The Collection System of Lending103
7Reagan's Imperial Circle110
8Evolution of the Banking System118
9The "Oligopolarization" of America128
10The Starting Point: August 1985141
11Phase 1: August 1985-December 1985148
12Control Period: January 1986-July 1986196
13Phase 2: July 1986-November 1986236
14The Conclusion: November 1986288
15The Scope for Financial Alchemy: An Evaluation of the Experiment299
16The Quandary of the Social Sciences309
17Free Markets Versus Regulation317
18Toward an International Central Bank324
19The Paradox of Systemic Reform341
20The Crash of '87345
Epilogue361
Notes366

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