Book Club: 'A History of the United States in Five Crashes'

Thursday, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: CFALA Member Center - Biltmore Court
520 S Grand Ave. Suite 655
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Speaker: TBD
Time: 11:30AM - 12:00PM: Registration
12:00PM - 12:20PM: Lunch
12:20PM - 1:30PM: Presentation & Book Discussion
Dress: Business Casual
Add to Calendar 08/15/2019 11:30 AM 08/15/2019 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Book Club Speaker: Scott nations, Author of 'a history of the united states in five crashes'Scott Nations, Author of 'A History of the United Sates in Five Crashes' CFALA Member Center - Biltmore Court 506 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071 CFALA false MM/DD/YYYY
A Book Club Sponsored Event

Join us for lunch and a discussion on Scott Nations' book "A History of the United States in Five Crashes".

Go on a journey through the five significant stock market crashes in the past century to better understand how they defined the United States financial markets today.

The book dissects--The Panic of 1907: The Knickerbocker Trust failed, after a blatant attempt to manipulate the copper market which led to a disastrous run on the banks; Black Tuesday (1929): The newly created Federal Reserve misguidedly adjusted interest rates, while investment trusts, the darlings of that decade, became the catalyst that burst the bubble leading swiftly to the Great Depression; Black Monday (1987): A new tool called "Portfolio Insurance" perversely led to increased losses, and corporate raiders drove stocks above their intrinsic values; the Great Recession (2008):  Widespread mortgage defaults magnified by poorly understood derivatives, catapulted the nation's largest banks and much of the economy into a downward spiral; The Flash Crash (2010): One investment manager, using a dangerous runaway algorithm, reacted to the Greece economic crisis, sending the stock market into an unprecedentedly sudden plunge, with the Dow shed 998.5 points in just minutes.

A History of the United States in Five Crashes compellingly illustrates the connections between these major financial collapses and reveals the solid, clear-cut lessons they offer for preventing the next calamity.




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Geoff Wainwright, CFA















As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies for 1 credit hour. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.
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