The Alchemy of Finance Reading the Mind of the Market

Soros, George

Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1987
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Title: The Alchemy of Finance Reading the Mind of ...

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Bound

Book Condition: As New

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Edition: First Edition; First Printing


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 351 pages; Contents: Introduction; Part I Theory: 1. The Theory of Reflexivity: Anti-equilibrium - The Problem of Imperfect Understanding - The Problem of the Social Sciences - The Participants' Bias - Reflexivity Versus Equilibrium. 2. Reflexivity in the Stock Market; 3. Reflexivity in the Currency Market; 4. The Credit and Regulatory Cycle. Part II Historical Perspective: 5. The International Debt Problem - 6. The Collective System of Lending - 7. Reagan's Imperial Circle; 8. Evolution of the Banking System; 9. The "Oligopolarization" of Ameria. Part III The Real-Time Experiment: 10. The Starting Point: August 1985. 11. Phase 1: August 1985 - December 1985; 12. Control Period: January 1986 - July 1986; 13. Phase 2: July 1986 - November 1986; 14. The Conclusion: November 1986. Part IV Evaluation: 15. The Scope for Financial Alchemy: An Evaluation of the Experiment; 16. The Quandary of the Social Sciences. Part V Prescription: 17. Free Markets Versus Regulation. 18. Toward an International Central Bank (Exchange Rates, , International Debt, Oil, An International Currency) ; 19. The Paradox of Systemic Reform. Epilogue; Notes. 0-671-63455-0. Bookseller Inventory # 3320

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