Bear-Trap: The Fall of Bear Stearns and the Panic of 2008

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Bear, Stearns & Co., a storied Wall Street firm with a maverick reputation, had endured many crises in its 85-year history. Nothing, however, could have prepared the firm for the sudden death spiral that would lead to its takeover for a pittance. In a dramatic showdown with JP Morgan and the Fed, this is the tragic story of how fortunes were made and lost. Bill Bramber, a senior executive at Bear Stearns, had a bird's eye view of just what happened inside Bear's offices and on the trading floor that led to ...

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Overview

Bear, Stearns & Co., a storied Wall Street firm with a maverick reputation, had endured many crises in its 85-year history. Nothing, however, could have prepared the firm for the sudden death spiral that would lead to its takeover for a pittance. In a dramatic showdown with JP Morgan and the Fed, this is the tragic story of how fortunes were made and lost. Bill Bramber, a senior executive at Bear Stearns, had a bird's eye view of just what happened inside Bear's offices and on the trading floor that led to the most sensational financial crisis of our times.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883283636
  • Publisher: Brick Tower Press
  • Publication date: 9/25/2008
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Fernando Diz Diz, Fernando

Prologue

Introduction 1

1 Of Bulls and Bears 11

2 Hedge Your Bets 25

3 Shoot to Kill 43

4 Truth Is What You Make It 61

5 Circular Reasoning 75

6 No News Is Good News 87

7 Bleeding Out 101

8 A Sucker Born Every Minute 115

9 Brother Can You Spare a Dime? 129

10 To the Victors Go the Spoils 139

11 Business as Usual 151

12 The Devil Is in the Details 165

13 What Do You Say When It's Over? 175

14 Survival of the Fittest 191

15 So What? 211

Epilogue 221

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2008

    One word - Extraordinary!

    This book's timing is just as amazing as the story told by this insider, Bill Bamber. We now know that fall of the legendary investment bank 'Bear Stearns' is only the tip of the iceberg! This story is a stimulating trip into the world of the big investment banking institutions, with true life drama and fascinating insight - like the prediction or warning that similar institutions Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch will fail - have you seen the news lately? One word - Extraordinary!

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