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Alchemy of Finance : Reading the Mind of the Market

Alchemy of Finance : Reading the Mind of the Market - rev edition

Alchemy of Finance : Reading the Mind of the Market - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780471042068

ISBN10: 0471042064

Alchemy of Finance : Reading the Mind of the Market by George Soros - ISBN 9780471042068
Edition: REV 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1994
International: No
Alchemy of Finance : Reading the Mind of the Market by George Soros - ISBN 9780471042068

ISBN13: 9780471042068

ISBN10: 0471042064

Edition: REV 94

Summary

Internationally-renowned investment guru, George Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends. Details his innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. President of the phenomenally successful Quantum Fund, which has 4.2 billion in net assets, Soros describes his ``theory of reflexivity'' which underlies his unique investment strategies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

THEORY.

The Theory of Reflexivity.

Reflexivity in the Stock Market.

Reflexivity in the Currency Market.

The Credit and Regulatory Cycle.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

The International Debt Problem.

The Collective System of Lending.

Reagan's Imperial Circle.

Evolution of the Banking System.

The ``Oligopolarization'' of America.

THE REAL-TIME EXPERIMENT.

The Starting Point: August 1985.

Phase 1: August 1985—December 1985.

Control Period: January 1986—July 1986.

Phase 2: July 1986—November 1986.

The Conclusion: November 1986.

EVALUATION.

The Scope for Financial Alchemy: An Evaluation of the Experiment.

The Quandary of the Social Sciences.

PRESCRIPTION.

Free Markets Versus Regulation.

Toward an International Central Bank.

The Paradox of Systemic Reform.

The Crash of '87.

Epilogue.

Notes.

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