DEVIL'S FINANCIAL DICTIONARY


DEVIL'S FINANCIAL DICTIONARY

JASON ZWEIG    Book Number: 87902    Product format: Hardback

The great American satirist Ambrose Bierce assembled his masterpiece 'The Devil's Dictionary' and was a ferocious enemy of euphemism, hypocrisy and muddleheaded thinking. It was finally published in book form in 1906. Jason Zweig has been a financial journalist since 1987 and does not believe that Wall Street is evil. Inner tension, complacency and over-confidence have contributed far more to the financial crisis than dishonesty did. If you find yourself fooled by stock market gibberish and buy the wrong investment, this book can help distil the complexities, obscurities and pomposities into pithy definitions anyone can understand. Thus it is a survival guide to the hostile wilderness of financial markets and the definitions cover a wide range of business and financial knowledge, from accounting and corporate finance to behavioural economics, investment management, and technical analysis. Beginning with Triple A and Account Statement, Acquisition and Activist, Algo (short for Algorithmic Trader) through Hindenburg Omen, Proprietary Mutual Funds, Saucer and Universe, although essentially American, all Europeans have much to learn from this. The dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. The book cuts through the fads and fakery and delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. Prettily decorated 236pp.
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ISBN 9781610396998
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