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Title Panic : the story of modern financial insanity / [edited by] Michael Lewis.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.542 P193 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 391 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents I. A BRAND-NEW KIND OF CRASH. Riding the wild bull / Stephen Koepp -- The crash of '87: Chicago's shadow markets' led free fall in a plunge that began right at opening / Scott McMurry & Robert L. Rose -- From the Brady Commission Report -- From Black Monday: the catastrophe of Oct 18, 1987... and beyond / Tim Metz -- From Liar's poker: rising through the wreckage on Wall Street / Michael Lewis -- The lonely feeling of small investors / Stephen Labaton -- Yuppies' last rites readied / Richard J. Meislin -- What goes up / Eric J. Weiner -- Did the computer cause the crash? / Lester C. Thurow -- Crash-proofing the market; a lot of expert opinions but few results / Terri Thompson -- Short circuits / The Economist -- Crash course: Black Monday's biggest lesson: don't run scared / Robert J. Shiller -- II. FOREIGNERS GONE WILD. Mutual funds quarterly report; the forecast looks brighter for adventure travel / Reed Abelson -- Thailand warns currency speculators / The New York Times (NYT) -- A Thai business wonders, will it all crumble? / David Holley -- Reporter associate Jeremy Kahn, "Saving Asia" / Paul Krugman -- From Frontline's "The Crash" / Interview with Rob Johnson ; Interview with Jeffrey D Sachs -- Finance and economics: a detour or a derailment? / The Economist -- Pulling Russia's chain / Michael Lewis -- How the eggheads cracked / Michael Lewis -- 10 years after the Asian crisis, we're not out of the woods yet / Joseph Stiglitz -- Asia's long road to recovery / Keith Bradsher -- Tracking an online trend, and a route to suicide / Choe Sang-Hun --
III. THE NEW NEW PANIC. Bigger Netscape offering / NYT -- Underwriters raise offer price for Netscape Communication / NYT -- With internet cachet, not profit, a new stock is Wall Street's darling / Laurence Zuckerman -- How net fever sent shares of a firm on a 3-day joy ride / Carrick Mollenkamp & Karen Lundegaard -- "New new money," from The New New Thing / Michael Lewis -- Cooling it: Wall Street firms try to keep internet mania from ending badly / Rebecca Buckman & Aaron Lucchetti -- Burning up / Jack Willoughby -- from The greatest story ever sold / John Cassidy -- The high price of research: caveat investor: stock and research analysts covering dot-coms aren't as independent as you think / Erick Schonfeld -- internet companies threw millions into the air at the Super Bowl. They're still pretending they scored a touchdown / Katharine Mieszkowski -- Meet the dumbest dot-com in the world / Mark Gimein -- The financial page: how mountebanks became moguls / James Surowiecki -- Dot coms: what have we learned? / Jeremy Useem -- In defense of the boom / Michael Lewis -- IV. THE PEOPLE'S PANIC. How to get rich in real estate / Dave Barry -- Shaky foundation: rising home prices cast appraisers in a harsh light / John Hechinger -- The next crash / John Cassidy -- As bubble speculation rises, industry sees little fear / Robert Julavits -- This is the sound of a bubble bursting / Peter S. Goodman -- Opening statement of Charman Christopher Dodd: hearing on "Mortgage market turmoil: causes and consequences" -- Subprime homesick blues / James Surowiecki -- Triple-A failure / Roger Lowenstein -- from "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" / Larry Roberts -- Bear CEO's handling of crisis raises issues / Kate Kelly -- What Wall Street's CEOs don't know can kill you / Michael Lewis -- The Bear flu: how it spread / David Henry & Matthew Goldstein -- A Wall Street trader draws some subprime lessons / Michael Lewis -- After the money's gone / Paul Krugman -- Hedge funds come unstuck on truth-twisting lies / Matthew Lynn -- Trader made billions on subprime / Gregory Zuckerman.
Summary An analysis of five financial upheavals in recent history includes coverage of the 1987 stock market crash, the 1998 Russian default (and the consequent collapse of U.S. hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management), the Asian currency crisis of 1999, the Internet bubble of 1995-2001, and the 2008 sub-prime mortgage crisis, in an anecdotal report that reveals how public knowledge differed from what was actually taking place.
Subject Financial crises -- History -- 20th century.
Financial crises -- History -- 21st century.
Finance -- Psychological aspects.
Investments -- Psychological aspects.
Added Author Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
ISBN 0393065146 (hardcover)
9780393065145 (hardcover)
Standard No. NZ1 12482856

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