Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation from Scandal to Respectability Charles R. Geisst

ISBN: 9780470252437

Published: August 17th 2007

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368 pages


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Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation from Scandal to Respectability  by  Charles R. Geisst

Wheels of Fortune: The History of Speculation from Scandal to Respectability by Charles R. Geisst
August 17th 2007 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 368 pages | ISBN: 9780470252437 | 7.46 Mb

An intriguing history of the futures market and speculationFrom Jay Goulds attempt to corner the gold market in the 1860s to the Hunt brothers scandalous efforts to control the silver market in the 1980s, Wheels of Fortune traces the rich,MoreAn intriguing history of the futures market and speculationFrom Jay Goulds attempt to corner the gold market in the 1860s to the Hunt brothers scandalous efforts to control the silver market in the 1980s, Wheels of Fortune traces the rich, colorful history of the futures market on its quest for respectability and profit.

This comprehensive account shows readers why the markets have been grabbing headlines for over 100 years as both respectable economic institutions and hotbeds of gambling activity and scandal. Charles Geisst brings the personalities and strategies behind the futures market and speculation in general to life, against a backdrop of American life that begins prior to the Civil War.



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