HedgeHogging

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Through an interwoven series of entertaining and informative chapters, HedgeHogging reveals Biggs' experiences-with friends and acquaintances-over his investment years. Some of the material encompasses the highlights from his thirty-year career at Morgan Stanley, while many others parts are more recent and relate to the creation and investment endeavors of Biggs' hedge fund. Filled with in-depth insights and valuable lessons, the stories and events described throughout the book offer a rare glimpse of the ...
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Overview

Through an interwoven series of entertaining and informative chapters, HedgeHogging reveals Biggs' experiences-with friends and acquaintances-over his investment years. Some of the material encompasses the highlights from his thirty-year career at Morgan Stanley, while many others parts are more recent and relate to the creation and investment endeavors of Biggs' hedge fund. Filled with in-depth insights and valuable lessons, the stories and events described throughout the book offer a rare glimpse of the investment business and the people who are a part of it.
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"Highly Amusing" (Financial Times, Saturday 25th August 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471771913
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/3/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Barton Biggs spent thirty years at Morgan Stanley. In that time, he formed the firm's number-one-ranked research department, built up its investment management business, and served as chairman of the investment management firm. At various times during this period, he was ranked as the number one U.S. investment strategist by the Institutional Investor magazine poll and then, from 1996 to 2003, as the number one global strategist. He was also a member of the five-man executive committee that ran the firm until its merger with Dean Witter in 1996. In 2003, Biggs left Morgan Stanley and, with two other colleagues, formed Traxis Partners. Traxis now has well over a billion dollars under its management. Biggs' latest book, Wealth, War, and Wisdom, is also published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The triangle investment club dinner : hacking through the Hedgehog Jungle 1
Ch. 2 The New Hedgehogs may have been golden boys, but they still bleed red 9
Ch. 3 Short-selling oil : the crude joke was on us 21
Ch. 4 Short selling is not for sissies 34
Ch. 5 The odyssey of starting a hedge fund : a desperate, frantic adventure 46
Ch. 6 The roadshow grind : blood, sweat, toil, and tears 63
Ch. 7 The run-up and haunted by remembrances and doubt 80
Ch. 8 Hedgehogs come in all sizes and shapes 95
Ch. 9 The violence of secular market cycles 119
Ch. 10 The battle for investment survival : only egotists or fools try to pick tops and bottoms 133
Ch. 11 From one generation to another : Bismarck and the Yale endowment 149
Ch. 12 Nature's mysticism and groupthink stinks 162
Ch. 13 The Internet bubble : I'd still rather have air-conditioning 178
Ch. 14 Great investment managers are intense, disciplined maniacs 192
Ch. 15 You're only as beloved as your most recent performance 204
Ch. 16 Once you have a fortune, how can you hang on to it? 219
Ch. 17 Three investment religions : growth, value, and agnostic 239
Ch. 18 The trouble with being big 247
Ch. 19 Bubbles and the true believer 259
Ch. 20 Divine intervention, or inside information? : a tale that will make your blood run cold 269
Ch. 21 John Maynard Keynes : economist, hedge-fund manager, and fascinating character 285
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Lost Love Chapter 1 by Tails Power (No comments please, just read and move on)

    It was a nice day at Station Square. Our beloved hero, Sonic the Hedgehog was busy zipping in and out of shops. "What should I get for Sally's birthday?" He thought outloud. As he was running around he noticed a pink hedgehog walking down the street. He was thankful that she didn't notice him yet. He quickly turned a corner and sighed with relief. Sonic then continued his serch for a brithday present for his current girlfriend, Sally Acorn.[A few hours later]
    Amy hummed quietly to herself as she made her way to the park. Amy always went there every day or so to just relax and read. She entered the park and sat down on a bench and opened her book. After about 10 minutes of reading Amy heard voices behind her. The first one was Sally's. Anger made her fingers tighten their grip on the book. Sally used to be a friend of her's. Sally knew that she loved Sonic with all of her heart but Sally asked him out anyway and Sonic said yes. "No, you're the best!" Amy heard Salky cooned loudly. Amy felt a single tear slide down her cheek as she waited for her lover to answer but to her surprise it wasn't Sonic who answer. Amy got up from her seat and peeked behind a tree. She saw Sally with a red hedgehog, wearing jeans and a red shirt with a black stripe going across it. The red hedgehog had given Sally a necklace that was very expensive. "Only the best for my girl." The red hedgehog said with a smile. Amy gasped. Sally was cheating on Sonic! Amy stepped out from my hiding place. "Hey!" Amy shouted. Sally and the red hedgehog turned to her. "Uhh...babe, who's that?" The red hedgehog asked. Sally's face was pale white. Amy pulled out her hammer. "Your worst nightmare!" Amy shouted as she began to swing her hammer at both of them. Sonic, who had just finished buying Sally a gift heard the noise and ran to see what was going on. When he first got to the scene he saw Amy swinging her gaint Piko Piko Hammer at Sally and...a red hedgehog? Sonic didn't know what was going on but he dropped the wrapped gift on the ground and raced towards Amy. He snatched the hammer away from Amy. Amy turned to him. A look of bewilderness clearly on her face.
    "Sonic!" Amy cried.
    "Amy, what the h e double hockey sticks are you doing?!" Sonic yelled. Sonic knew Amy didn't approve of his and Sally's relationship which was probably why Amy was trying to hit Sally.
    "Sonic, Sally was..."
    "Amy, Sally is my girlfriend and that's that! When are you going to get it through your head that I don't like you and never will!" Sonic shouted. Amy's eyes widened in surprise. Then she turned and ran. Sonic turned back to Sally and the red hedgehog. They looked like they were arguing. Sonic picked up the gift and walked towards them. "Hey Sal! Who's your friend?" Sonic asked. Sally gave Sonic an uneasy smile. "Sonic, this is Mark. My..." "Her ex-boyfriend! " The red hedgehog yelled before he turned and walked away. Sonic noticed that Sally had a necklace around her neck. One he never bought. Sonic pulled the pieces together. "Sally, have you been cheating on me?" Sonic asked. "Well, yea. But only for a week! I was just about to break up with him but..." Sonic threw her gift on the ground. "I can't believe you would do this to me!" Sonic shouted. "WE'RE THROUGH!" Sonic yelled before he turned and speeded off. As Sonic was running he realized that that was what Amy was trying to tell him. "Oh Amy. What have I done?" He thought. "I need to find her." He thought as he raced towards her house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Carmella bio

    Name: (FACENOOK)<p>Gender: &female<p>Age: 16<p>Species: PokeHedgehog (half hedgehog, quarter Glaceon, quarter Leafeon)<p>Appearance: Gold eyes. Is light blue with dark blue and green patches. Wears brown tattered dress. Quills go down over shouldets then goes down until level with chest. Has two smaller quills on wrists.<p>Powers: Other than being able to do Pokemon attacks she inherited from her mother and grandfather, she is also to control ice. Prefers to fight with daggers.<p>Inventory: Daggers (one dagger with gold Ho-oh shaped hilt named Golden Ho-oh and one dagger with silver Lugia shaped hilt named Silver Lugia) and a book of Pokemon.<p>History: see 'carmella' res 1-4<p>Personality: Meet me!<p>Other: Ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Click here pls

    THIS IS SPARTA!!! I TAILS FOO AND SHADOW DA BOMB DUDE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Shadow the Hedgehog bio

    There's another shadow but call me Shadow #1 and him #2. You know how REAL Shadow looks like and who he is right? Ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Anynomous

    Watches from the shodows

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    What station from sema

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    may i help you

    ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Crystal the hedgehog

    Age: 18/ species: hedgehog/ appearance: looks almost exactly like silver in female form and slightly smaller. The marks on her hands are smaller as well./ powers: phsyokinesis, telekinesis, teleportation, flying/ personnality: tomboyish, has a big crush on silver, inexplicably hates blaize(probably because she thinks blaize and silver like each other) enjoys bugging silver because she likes him. She has a nasty temper. Generally gets along with everyone other than stated above, she can and often will use dropped weapons (such as in the game 'shadow the hedgehog') against enemies if she can get them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Hedgehog peeps!!!

    Im a humman girl named harley. Boom. Burn!!! Need some ice with that? Hahaha!!!!! (Hysterical laughter guys. Just deal.) Later my hedgehog peeps!!! - harley out!!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Wildfire da hedgehog MORE UPDAAAAAAAAATES

    Name: Wildfire. Age: 15. Species: hedgehog. Gender: male. Rp relationship status: single. Primary power: fire. Secondary power: lava. Wears: red sunglasses, red headset on neck, black leather jacket, black leather fingerless gloves, red pants, black shoes with red laces, red backpack. Eye colour: brown. Body colour: like Shadow's body colour, but red where it's black, black where it's red. Gear carried: laptop, iPad, iPhone 5. Personality: likes girls, easy to anger, generous, big gamer (hence the headset). Other info: likes PewDiePie and Tobuscus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Silver

    Species:hedgehog. Originates:200 year in he future. He had origilly coe to this time to kill sonic cuz he thinks sonic caed the destruction of the world. Other info:look it up."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Bio

    Lightning: faster than sonic

    Hedgehog

    Fur is black but turns yellow when he runs

    Hates sonic and his freinds.

    Wishes sonic was dead

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Shadow and Amy

    Shadow: A Black and grey hedgehog with green eyes Amy: A pink hedgehog with a crush on sonic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Blaze's bio

    A purple hedgehog with purple eyes a purple robe thingy with purple shoes has a dark purple jewel on her forehead and three purple strands of hair sticking up... gender:&female

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Golden the Echidna's Bio

    Name: Golden the Echidna Age: 15 years old Gender: Male Personality Traits: Secretive, reserved, quiet Other Info: Golden guarded the Master Emerald before Tikal. He guards an ancient, secret Chaos Emerald with power over the Space-Time Continuum, which is how he got to the present. He has golden fur with a golden aura. He can manipulate his aura. As SuperGolden, he glows like the Brawl Ball in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He lives near Angel Island.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Gaiaonline

    Gunsavy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    To blaze

    Go to second result

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Oceaneye

    Alrighty then. Meet u at "Mev" first result.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2006

    Hmmm¿

    I would recommend this book to those of us who are interested in reading a collection of Mr. Biggs¿s thoughts on the personalities of a few of the people involved in the money management business, particularly some of those who manage hedge funds. But the book goes further than that. Want to know more about Mr. Biggs¿s dismissive disdain for asset gathering and fund marketing and the people employed to perform these vile duties? He masterfully shares his frustrations throughout. Want a glimpse into the isolated world of Greenwich, country clubbing and silver spoon privilege? Too bad, the book would have been considerably more entertaining if it had more about that. How about a re-write of a clever article he wrote over thirty years ago? The sequel, the book¿s second to last chapter, isn¿t as good as the original (but isn¿t that what they always say?). Unfortunately, this book comes off as being a combination of accumulated journal entries and previously published and unpublished articles, giving one the impression Mr. Biggs lost momentum early on, never regained it and struggled to the end, pulling together a hodgepodge of loosely linked stuff¿ to some degree, just like the money management business. One useful takeaway is his listing of recommended readings.

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