18.57 Maggie Mahar Bull!

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Bull!

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Financial journalist Mahar offers a thorough and accessible history of the explosive 1982-1999 bull market that is illuminating as well as sobering from the current bear market perspective. She notes that most people swept up in the euphoria of this latest market surge failed to recall the lessons of 1929-1934 and 1970-1974, when earlier bubbles collapsed and investors lost heavily. Citing studies by esteemed economists John Kenneth Galbraith and Charles Kindleberger, Mahar reminds readers that this self-blinding euphoria is a regular feature of every bull market. In vivid detail, she documents the trends and outsized personalities that fueled this particular bull market, including the surge of leveraged buyouts of 1984-1987, the mania for junk bonds, falling short-term interest rates, the rush of individual investors into 401(k) retirement plans, the power (and appetites) of mutual funds and the media frenzy that lent an unlikely allure to quarterly corporate earnings reports. As the runup in stock prices gained momentum in the late 1990s while evidence of corporate accounting shenanigans mounted, Mahar's account assumes the compelling power of an oncoming train wreck. Survivors of the recent market meltdown can profit from Mahar's assertion: "Ultimately, secular bear markets teach investors to learn to manage risk in a different way, focusing not on the odds, but on the size of risk." Individual investors will also gather that they need to be more skeptical of some sources of "information" and to be much better informed not to be burned again. Charts.

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In 1982, the Dow hovered below 1000. Then, the market rose and rapidly gained speed until it peaked above 11,000. Noted journalist and financial reporter Maggie Mahar has written the first book on the remarkable bull market that began in 1982 and ended just in the early 2000s. For almost two decades, a colorful cast of characters such as Abby Joseph Cohen, Mary Meeker, Henry Blodget, and Alan Greenspan came to dominate the market news.

This inside look at that 17-year cycle of growth, built upon interviews and unparalleled access to the most important analysts, market observers, and fund managers who eagerly tell the tales of excesses, presents the period with a historical perspective and explains what really happened and why.

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"Mahar imparts a forward-looking and worrisome lesson that makes Bull! intriguing reading."--Boston Globe

"Highly readable and insightful... makes a devastating case against the contention that the market is almost perfectly efficient."--New York Times

"Bull!! also offers individual investors prescriptive data on how to position oneself for the next bull-market cycle."--International Herald Tribune

"Striking...has a lot of the writing pizzazz lacking in 'Origins of the Crash'"--New York Times Book Review

"Mahar takes complicated topics and explains them clearly for the average reader. Her exceptional book is most highly recommended."--Library Journal

Bull!! also offers individual investors prescriptive data on how to position oneself for the next bull-market cycle. --International Herald Tribune"

Mahar takes complicated topics and explains them clearly for the average reader. Her exceptional book is most highly recommended. --Library Journal"

Mahar imparts a forward-looking and worrisome lesson that makes Bull! intriguing reading. --Boston Globe"

Highly readable and insightful... makes a devastating case against the contention that the market is almost perfectly efficient. --New York Times"

Striking...has a lot of the writing pizzazz lacking in Origins of the Crash --New York Times Book Review"

The other question on which Mahar is very interesting is the behavior of Greenspan . . the best account I've seen.--UPI

-Bull!! also offers individual investors prescriptive data on how to position oneself for the next bull-market cycle.---International Herald Tribune

-Mahar takes complicated topics and explains them clearly for the average reader. Her exceptional book is most highly recommended.---Library Journal

-Mahar imparts a forward-looking and worrisome lesson that makes Bull! intriguing reading.---Boston Globe

-Highly readable and insightful... makes a devastating case against the contention that the market is almost perfectly efficient.---New York Times

-Striking...has a lot of the writing pizzazz lacking in 'Origins of the Crash'---New York Times Book Review

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