The Mind of Wall Street

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PublicAffairs, 2002 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
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Most of us are in the stock market, but few of us understand how it really works. This text explains the hidden dynamics of Wall Street, and its message is urgent and disturbing. As stock prices and investor confidence have collapsed in the wake of Enron, WorldCom, and the dot-com crash, people want to know how this happened and how to make sense of the uncertain times to come. Into the breach comes one of Wall Street's legendary investors, Leon Levy, to explain why the market so often confounds us, and why those who ought to understand it tend to get chewed up and spat out.
  

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Rare Insight from a Seasoned Professional If you are looking for a secret formula to accumulate wealth in the stock market, don’t buy this book. Leon Levy, a founder of Oppenheimer Funds, Odyssey ... Read full review

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Levy, one of the founders of the giant Oppenheimer Fund, offers a biography of his business life with lessons and opinions based on his over 50 years on Wall Street. Both a value investor and a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Reason Does Not Prevail
15
Jeromes Legacy
25
The Right Time
41
A Galaxy of Financial Talent
65
A Fresh Look at the Familiar
77
Beware Overreachers
93
Beauty and the Beast
105
The Pretty Efficient Market
137
False Profits
151
Investing Under the Influence
169
Betting on Economies Rather Than Stocks
177
Honor Thy Father
191
Acknowledgments
201
Index
205
Copyright

Unlocking Value
121

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About the author (2002)

Leon Levy is the president and founder of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and the president of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

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