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Geisst, Charles R.

Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation from Scandal to Respectability

Geisst, Charles R. - Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation from Scandal to Respectability, ebook

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An intriguing history of the futures market and speculation

From Jay Gould's attempt to corner the gold market in the 1860s to the Hunt brothers' scandalous efforts to control the silver market in the 1980s, Wheels of Fortune traces the rich, colorful history of the futures market on its quest for respectability and profit. This comprehensive account shows readers why the markets have been grabbing headlines for over 100 years as both respectable economic institutions and hotbeds of gambling activity and scandal. Charles Geisst brings the personalities and strategies behind the futures market and speculation in general to life, against a backdrop of American life that begins prior to the Civil War.

Keywords: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance BUS027000

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2003
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
368 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780471471769
Printed ISBN
9780471479734

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