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Mortgage securities, CDO, default swaps, and synthetic derivatives - every topic is well explained.
Fortunately, The End of Wall Street is well written, as you would expect from Lowenstein, so be prepared to enjoy a thoughtful, well-researched and engaging story.
Roger Lowenstein's The End of Wall Street is a layman's primer on how we got into this Great Recession.
The stock market as it used to be known was corrupted by greed. Whether it can be restored to health is debatable. Read morePublished 9 months ago by S. M. Owens
In parallel universes, the plea in the 1939 movie to "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Candace Drimmer
Great read on the financial crisis even for a novice with little understanding of economics. A must read for everyone interestedPublished 18 months ago by Lori Bowermaster
A very entertaining and informative look at Wall Street and what lead to the fiasco in 2008. Well worth reading.Published 19 months ago by Brian Morgan
The book was a broad overview of the problems that befell Wall Street as a result of the abuses that took place in the markets for derivative products, with a focus on the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Thomas A. Banker
As I've commented before in my reviews, there are basically two types of books about the financial crisis, journalistic narratives and data-driven analytic books. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MT57
This book is great for those who like detail and a bit of intrigue along with it. It also sheds light on how imcompetent those, who we view as experts and leaders, really are.Published 22 months ago by william e. alt
This book delivers a comprehensive overview of the 2008 financial crisis. A trip into Economics 101, the narrative reviews all of the important players and their moves -- the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by W. Frazier
A good read. A book for those who are interested in the financial workings of our society. Also available at your library.Published on December 8, 2012 by Constance Damon