Book Club: 'A History of the United States in Five Crashes'
Join us for lunch and a presentation on Scott Nations book "A History of the United States in Five Crashes".
Go on a journey through the five signigicant stock market crashes in the past century to better understand how they defined the United States financial markets today. Written by Scott Nations, CNBC contributor, long-time trader and financial engineer, this book clearly reveals what happens when greed, speculation, new ill-understood financial instruments, lax regulation, and a catalyst coverage.
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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