By Bob MorrisIt is helpful to our understanding of financial speculation early in the 21st century to view it within an historical framework. In Devil. Best Seller. Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor. Buy . “A lively history of speculative manias and bubbles by a British banker turned writer.”— Susan “This Bubble World”: The Origins of Financial Speculation 2. Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor, , available at Book Depository Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation.

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Chancellor explores bubbles from the Tulip to the Tech boom of the 90’s. Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Explore the Home Gift Guide. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on Japan in the late 80s and early 90s.

Devil Take the Hindmost : A History of Financial Speculation

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The second part of the title itself might deter a lot of readers, but it’s only a general hint about the book’s contents.

The biggest od I gave it three stars was because of the information devol that is thrown at you. Supported by this safety net – rising markets – export-oriented industries were supposed to reshape themselves so they could adapt to a domestic-led economy.

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Manias, Panics, and Crashes: Well written description of investment bubbles, and how people part company with reason as they embrace greed and dreams of wealth. Dall’indice dei nomi in ordine di tempo: From the Gilded Age to hindmoat Roaring Twenties, from historh railway mania of nineteenth-century America to the xpeculation offrom junk bonds and the Japanese bubble economy to day-traders of the Information Era, Devil Take the Hindmost tells a fascinating story of human dreams and folly through the ages.


Around mile 12 on the way up from the riverI found it extremely difficult to keep the same thought for more than 20 seconds. Maybe, during the time period sregulation or deregulation didn’t matter as much as greed Chancellor shows how we seem to be unable to stop or even recognize reckless speculation for what it is despite the clear pattern established by history: Customers who bought this item also bought.

One of the finest is Devil Take the Hindmost. The arguments in the book are only bolstered by the fact that it was written in and he mentions credit default swaps and mortgage-backed securities as the possible instruments of a future bubble and crisis.

Chancellor skillfully brings to life the psyches of the speculators as well as accurately portraying the social and political landscapes that existed when the bubbles began. About Devil Take the Hindmost Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly? Oct 10, Dmytro rated it really liked it. A pompous fellow, who like to hear himself talk. That is not the case.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This book turned out to fit well into the history category – if you’re looking for advanced financial analysis you won’t find it here, although the author clearly knows what he’s talking about.


So, Speculation is here to stay and we better learn to live with it.

It’s well-written and a good read, with lots of material from contemporary sources to illustrate both the ‘irrational exuberance’ of financizl time, as well as the existence of the few Cassandras who saw where it was all going.

And the quaestors had much to seek. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Ancient Rome’s financial players, on the other hand, were known as “quaestors,” or seekers.

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Published June 1st by Plume Books first published There was a problem hinsmost reviews right now. Japan in the late s, like China now, was a booming command and control economy.

May 07, George Jankovic rated it it was amazing. He isn’t opposed to financial regulation, merely resigned to the fact that it will be an ongoing game of whack-a-mole.

This strikes me as a more realistic assessment than those offered by free marked ideologues or quasi-messianic market regulators. Ah, the oft-asked question: But let’s get back to what matters, Chancellor’s book. There is a ton of history about the stock markets going back to Tulip Mania in the 17th century. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Devil Take the Hindmost is a lively, original, and challenging history of stock market speculation from the seventeenth century to the present day.