Panic! The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

ISBN-10: 0393337987
ISBN-13: 9780393337983
Edition: 2009
Authors: Michael Lewis
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction: Inside Wall Street's Black Hole
A Brand-New Kind of Crash
"Ridingthe Wild Bull"
"The Crash of'87: Chicago's 'Shadow Markets' Led Free Fall in a Plunge That Began Right at Opening"
From The Brady Commission Report
Black Monday: The Catastrophe ofOctober 19, 1987...and Beyond
Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street
"The Lonely Feeling of Smai! Investors"
"Yuppies' Last Rites Readied"
What Goes Up
"Did the Computer Cause the Crash?"
"Crash-Proofing the Market; A Lot of Expert Opinions, but Few Results"
The Economist, "Short Circuits"
"Crash Course: Black Monday's Biggest Lesson Don't Run Scared"
After the Crash
Foreigners Gone Wild
"Mutual Funds Quarterly Report; The Forecast Looks Brighter for Adventure Travel"
The New York Times, "Thailand Warns Currency Speculators"
"A Thai Business Wonders, Will It All Crumble?"
Reporter Associate Jeremy Kahn, "Saving Asia"
Interview With Rob Johnson, from Frontline's"The Crash"
The Economist, "Finance and Economics: A Detour or a Derailment?"
"Pulling Russia's Chain"
Interview With Jeffrey D. Sachs, from Frontline's "The Crash"
"How the Eggheads Cracked"
"10 Years After the Asian Crisis, We're Not Out of the Woods Yet"
"Asia's Long Road to Recovery"
"Tracking an Online Trend, and a Route to Suicide"
The New New Panic
The New York Times, "Bigger Netscape Offering"
The New York Times, "Underwriters Raise Offer Price for Netscape Communication"
"With Internet Cachet, Not Profit, a New Stock is Wall St.'s Darling"
"How Net Fever Sent Shares of a Firm on 3-Day Joy Ride"
"New New Money," from The New New Thing
"Cooling It: Wall Street Firms Try to Keep Internet Mania from Ending Badly"
"BurningUp"
Dotcom The Greatest Story Ever Sold
"The High Price of Research: Caveat Investor: Stock and Research Analysts Covering Dot-Corns Aren't as Independent as You Think"
"Fumble.com: Internet Companies Threw Millions into the Air at the Super Bowl. They're Still Pretending They Scored a Touchdown"
"Meet the Dumbest Dot-Corn in the World"
"The Financial Page: How Mountebanks Became Moguls"
"Dot Corns: What Have We Learned?"
"In Defense of the Boom"
The People's Panic
"How to Get Rich in Real Estate," from Dave Barry's Money Secrets
"Shaky Foundation: Rising Home Prices Cast Appraisers in a Harsh Light"
"The Next Crash"
"AS Bubble Speculation Rises, Industry Sees Little Fear"
"This Is the Sound of a Bubble Bursting"
Opening Statement of Chairman Christopher Dodd-Hearing on "Mortgage Market Turmoil: Causes and Consequences"
"Subprime Homesick Blues"
"Triple-A Failure"
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
"Bear CEO's Handling of Crisis Raises Issues"
"What Wall Street's CEOs Don't Know Can Kill You"
"The Bear Flu: How It Spread"
"A Wall Street Trader Draws Some Subprime Lessons"
"After the Money's Cone"
"Hedge Funds Come Unstuck on Truth-Twisting, Lies"
"Trader Made Billions on Subprime"
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Contributors' Biographies
Credits

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