Market panic: wild gyrations, risks, and opportunities in stock markets

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An engaging book that offers a comprehensive and provocative analysis of the market panic phenomenon
Why are stock markets regularly gripped by panics? What gives rise to these panics? Are markets becoming more panic-prone? In Market Panic, leading market commentator Stephen Vines provides some unique answers to these questions and shows why panics offer incredible opportunities to stock market investors. He challenges some long-held assumptions about the benefits of investment diversification, offers new ways of understanding the panic cycle, and demonstrates how to predict the onset of panics. Vines also looks at how stock markets are becoming detached from the companies and economies they are supposed to represent, thus building a new and more dangerous form of instability into the market system

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About the author (2003)

Stephen Vines has been writing about markets and business for more than two decades. He was the Deputy Business Editor of the Observer and has worked for the Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph and the New York-based Daily Deal. More recently he has combined writing with founding and running a number of companies and learning a lot more about how business really works. He is also an active stock market investor and has provided consultancy services to a number of listed companies. Now based in Hong Kong, he is the author of The Years of Living Dangerously, a best-selling book that examined the Asian financial crisis of the late nineties. Stephen Vines was the founding Chief Editor of Eastern Express, a groundbreaking daily newspaper published in Hong Kong.

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