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  • Paperback: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (1971)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000H5LMV4
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Acute Observer on December 31, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Wall Street Jungle, by Richard Ney

Richard Ney majored in Economics at Columbia University. He became an actor (`Mrs. Miniver') then an "investment adviser". Ney predicted the stock market crash of May 1962. The `Preface' says the investment business is a practical means of making money for those with a talent for doing this. Money gives status and power that is unique in our society. The procedures of the Stock Exchange benefit its financial establishment at the expense of individual investors. There is more larceny in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) than any other place in the world (p.8). It is so powerful that it is identical to government itself.

Many people believe that stock prices result from the actions of buyers and sellers. This is not so (Chapter 1). Ney says specialists manipulate the prices (p.16). They control the buying and selling of their stocks (p.17). There is a conflict of interest between the specialist and his customers (p.18). Are prices rigged to favor the specialist (p.19)? After the assassination of JFK specialists profited when individual investors lost. When caught, the super-rich avoid punishment (p.21). The financial power and political control over economic resources by the NYSE are related to the big money institutions that use it for buying and selling (p.24). The NYSE buys off Senators, Congressmen, and even a Supreme Court Justice (p.25). Insiders are able to profit when a stock falls in value (p.26). The greatest advantage for a specialist is their control over sales and the knowledge of prices (Chapter 2). Demand for a stock may tend to send its price down (p.31). Ney explains how prices can be manipulated (pp.34-35). One example is on page 40. Did insider knowledge cause a drop in the price (p.44)?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frank on June 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Here.... finally is the answer to all the strange things that go on, on Wall Street. i.e. Why a stock price goes DOWN when GOOD news comes out about the company and visa versa why the stock price goes UP when BAD news comes out about it such as the silly statement... "Wellll, the Bad news was not as bad as originally projected". Duhhhh!
The "Wall Street Jungle" shows with facts and great research as well as examples of who is really behind the movements both up and down and the "Insiders" who benefit themselves at the expense of the Investors they are supposed to be protecting. Great Job.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Willard M. Payne on February 10, 2013
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The book is a must read for anyone who has no ability to see through the Wall Street trap. As the author says the only people who have any chance to make money on a consistent basis on Wall Street are those who know and invest in at least one of the floor traders. I once even heard some inside information, nearly ten years ago from an older woman as we were waiting for a meeting at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. I was not surprised she acted as if this happens all the time. There are people attending those meetings who own LaSalle Street, Chicago's Wall Street. They own the land the Board of Trade sits on, of course they may need some ready cash right away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By oneeyedfatman on January 17, 2013
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I've always believed that there are two things behind everything that gets done on Wall Street and in government. There's the excuse they give you, then the reason. The excuse for the markets existing is that they provide a way for producers to hedge risk and to acquire working capital. True. This happens. But the real "reason" for the markets is to separate little guys like you and me from our money. The book is dated, but what he has to say is still applicable today.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clifford on June 3, 2013
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Nothing still compares to Ted Warrens book. I needed to read other books to compare stock trades. Also review the differences
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