The Fearful Rise of Markets: Global Bubbles, Synchronized Meltdowns, and How To Prevent Them in the Future,

The Fearful Rise of Markets: Global Bubbles, Synchronized Meltdowns, and How To Prevent Them in the Future,

by John Authers
     
 

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Are we barreling toward another massive global financial catastrophe?

 

How can so many bubbles form all at once? Why are so many “disconnected” markets now capable of collapsing in unison? In this remarkably readable book, award-winning Financial Times columnist John Authers takes on these critical questions and

Overview

Are we barreling toward another massive global financial catastrophe?

 

How can so many bubbles form all at once? Why are so many “disconnected” markets now capable of collapsing in unison? In this remarkably readable book, award-winning Financial Times columnist John Authers takes on these critical questions and offers deeply sobering answers.

 

Authers reveals how the first truly global super bubble was inflated—and might now be inflating again. He illuminates the multiple roots of repeated financial crises: a massive shift in investing power from individuals to big institutions; the migration of key decisions from banks to capital markets; the wholesale financialization of many asset classes; and fundamental failures of both theory and policy.

 

The Fearful Rise of Markets presents a truly global view, avoiding oversimplifications and ideology as it outlines how we got here and where we stand. Even more valuable, it offers realistic solutions—for decision-makers who want to prevent disaster and investors who want to survive it.

  • The herd grows ever larger—and more dangerous
    How institutional investing, indexing, and efficient markets theory promote herding
  • Cheap money and irrational exuberance
    Super fuel for super bubbles
  • Too big to fail: the whole story of moral hazard
    Banks, hedge funds, and beyond
  • Danger signs of the next bubble
    Forex, equity, credit, and commodity markets move once more in alignment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131388147
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/08/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

John Authers, investment editor for the Financial Times, serves as its main commentator on international markets. In this role, he has become one of the world’s most influential financial journalists, with bylined columns on display pages of Financial Times five days a week. He will soon take over as the head of the Financial Times’ flagship Lex column.

 

Authers speaks worldwide and appears frequently on major U.S. and global media, including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. He was recently honored by the State Street Institutional Press Awards as the UK’s Investment Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the collapse of confidence in investment theory.

 

His book, The Victim’s Fortune, coauthored with Richard Wolffe, earned him the prestigious Best of Knight-Bagehot Award.

 

Authers lives and works in New York with his wife Sara Silver, also a financial journalist, and their three children.

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