The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award... show more
From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award nomin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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I wanted to read this book for a couple of reasons: 1) I loved the movie, 2) I am an avid student of financial stuff - I am a big fan of certain anchors/reporters from CNBC and Bloomburg channels, 3) I needed a book to fill in a bingo square "adapted for the big screen". ONE BIG CAVEAT to reading ...
The Big Short by Michael Lewis Achievement unlocked: I finally understand what the term "shorting" actually means. Lewis provides a thorough and interesting take on the financial crisis, and now I think I finally begin to understand what caused the world economy to tank. As Lewis notes, there was ...
The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to t...
[2/19/2016]I still don't understand what a credit default swap is, or a CDO, or even a short. But I understand a little better who was a fault, and the kind of people who were involved in the whole incredible mess.Well written, almost like a thriller, this book follows several men who saw what was ...
Michael Lewis has a way of making the most complicated financial actions seem simple and straightforward. This is the second book of his that I've read and the narrative touch that he brings really helps to make the true chaos of Wall Street understandable. This was no easy task, as the derivatives ...
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