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Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market

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ISBN-10: 0060747692

ISBN-13: 9780060747695

Edition: 2006

Authors: Dan Reingold, Jennifer Reingold

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Dan Reingold was one of the top analysts on Wall Street. Specializing in telecom companies like WorldCom and Qwest, Reingold believed in Wall Street, and was a part of it. But in this insiders memoir, Reingold describes how his enthusiasm gradually gave way to disgust when he saw how deeply corrupt Wall Street really was. Because big investors had the advantage of inside information, which companies shared with more accomodating analysts, Reingold saw how a straight arrow like himself was doomed to fail. Reingold is like an incredulous minister who mistakenly finds himself in a whore house. He struggles with temptation: for example, his employer, Credit Suisse First Boston, wants him to…    
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Formerly the Partner-in-Charge of Ethics and Responsible Business Practices consulting services for Arthur Andersen,BARBARA LEY TOFFLERwas on the faculty of the Harvard Business School and now teaches at Columbia University's Business School. She is considered one of the nation's leading experts on management ethics, and has written extensively on the subject and has consulted to over sixty Fortune 500 companies. She lives in the New York area. Winner of a Deadline Club award for Best Business Reporting,JENNIFER REINGOLDhas served as management editor atBusiness Weekand senior writer atFast Company. She writes for national publications such asThe New York Times, IncandWorthand co-authored…    

Cast of Characters
Prologue: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
The Plunge: 1989-1991
"This Is the Street Where They Fool People."
From Consulting to Communications: MCI
My First Run-in with Jack Grubman
Street Smarts
Ed Comes Knocking
From the Jetway to the Attic
"We Do Not Make Negative or Controversial Comments About Our Clients."
Around the World in Seven Days (or Less): 1992-1993
Climbing Over the Wall
"You're the Only One."
"Hi, I'm John Mack..."
Privatization Pandemonium
The Perils of Papadam
Mississippi Madness
Rainmaker, Dealbreaker: 1993-1996
Fraud 101
Tone and Notice
Jack's Knack
Afternoon Tryst
My Major Opinion Change: Upgrading the Bells, Downgrading AT&T
The Power of the Poll
"Just to Make Things Interesting"
Intimidation: 1996-1997
M&A Mania
Nothing Personal?
Internet Ignorance
My Failed Quest for Qwest
Fido Loves WorldCom
Irrational Exuberance
Merger Mania: July 1997-January 1999
The Case of the Secret Document
MCI/BT: The "BloodBath"
Jack and Bernie: Inextricably Linked
Jack Plays Loose: I Play Banker
How I Lost My Bank $25 Million
Oxygen Deprivation: 1999
My Multibillion-Dollar Mistake: AT&T
"You're Missing the Fucking Boat on Level 3"
"You Know He Can't Keep His Mouth Shut"
The SEC's Deadly Mistake
"How Can Your Best Friends Become Your Worst Enemies?"
To Publish or Not?
The Leak, the Ambush, and the Dupe: 1999
"Shame on Them?"
The $14 Billion Leak
The Ambush
A Piece of the Action at CSFB
Merrill: I'm Outta Here
"Any Idea What the Hell They Were Talking About?"
The $1.5 Million Mistake
The Dupe: Jack's AT&T Upgrade
"I've Never Had a Conversation Like This."
Humpty-Dumpty: 2000
Playing with the Devil
My Mountaintop Message
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Two Minutes to Midnight
The Beginning of the End
The Guide-down Game
A Week from Hell
Crash and Burn: 2001
The Crash
The Show Must Go On
Global's Insider Game
Nacchio's Wrath
The Analyst Plays the Villain
Jack, the All-Knowing
Qwest and Global: The Swapstakes
Vindicated-But So What?
Outed: Qwest's Accounting Gimmicks
"How Do You Know This?"
Jack Fell Down: 2002-April 2003
The Worm Turns
Hearings from Hell
"What's a Level 3?"
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
So Long to the Street
Epilogue: Where Are They Now?
Afterword: Back to the Future: Some Policy Prescriptions
The Middleman's Dilemma
Why Spinning Off Research Won't Work
A Critique of Actual and Proposed Reforms
What Needs to Be Done