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One of the most frank and precise account of behind the scene dirty jobs at Wall Street. It's an eye opener for anyone who wants to know markets by it's real standards, if there are any standards to begin with.

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amazing look on the inside
great first hand take on wall street from an insider

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Great author. Great Book. A must buy if interested in mortgage backed securities and bond trading.

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Very entertaining and relevant book. Lewis tells the story of how Salomon Brothers rose to the peak of the bond trading world and eventually came crashing back down. He offers a great first hand perspective of how mortgages became securitized under Lewie Raineri and how Salomon profited bigtime off them. Lewis touches on many issues that still plague Wall St. today such as greed, over-compensation, complex markets, trader mentality, etc... The first half of the book is exceptionally funny.  

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