The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Google eBook)
The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairThe real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking.
Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.
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Review: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineUser Review - David02139 - Goodreads
Interesting history of the failure of Wall Street and three groups of investors that predicted this. Three stars because it was hard to understand how hedging against the sub-prime mortgages bonds worked although I think I understand it. Read full review
Review: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineUser Review - Abhijit Joshi - Goodreads
Fantastic book every investor should read. Great way to understand the financial crisis. Read full review
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