Noted journalist and financial reporter Maggie Mahar has written the first book on the remarkable bull market that began in and ended just in the early. I finally got around to reading Bull: A History of the Boom and Bust, by Maggie Mahar and it was well worth my time. This book. I read Maggie Mahar’s book Bull!. It’s a wonderful read that details, better than any other book I’ve come across, the stock market mania that.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Inthe Dow hovered below Then, the market rose and rapidly gained speed until it peaked above 11, Noted journalist and financial reporter Maggie Mahar has written the first book on the remarkable bull market that mahgie in and ended just in the early s.
This inside look at that year cycle of growth, built upon interviews and unparalleled access to the most important analysts, market observers, and fund managers who eagerly tell the tales of excesses, presents the period with a historical perspective and explains what really happened and why. Paperbackpages. Published October 12th by HarperBusiness bul published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Bull! I understand this book was recommended by Warren Buffett, and he avoids recommending books, so something must have moved him here. Anyone read it and thoughts?
Lists with This Book. Feb 25, Vitalijus Sostak rated it really liked it. History is one of the most important mediums to understand market workings and this book is a fine piece of financial history: It’s telling, though, how events are clear in retrospect and with hindsight.
Great bull market of ies is presented in “crystal clear” manner with each and History is one of the most important mediums to understand market maygie and this book is a fine piece of financial history: Great bull market of ies is presented in “crystal bul, manner with each and every part falling into neat place in the bigger puzzle. However, in the epilogue author tries to forecast what’s coming starting from late and this part of the book is an obvious failure: Jan 10, Henrik Haapala rated it it was amazing.
Despite all the financial engineering that attempts to eliminate risk, cycles appear to be as inevitable as the seasons.
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Investors who understand these cycles are more likely to survive the winter of a bear market and to avoid its final phase – despair. They know that eventually, summer always returns, and more than that, they know that somewhere on the planet it is always summer.
When the market is down and dull, it is hard to make people believe that this is the prelude to a period of activity and advance. When prices are up and the country is prosperous, investors are even more loath to believe that the years of plenty will end. The second stage is panic.
People suddenly say, ‘I’ve got to sell’. The third phase is despair. In a bear market, this is what is most important: The goal is to conserve capital. When a long bear market finally ends, those with cash will find bargains galore. Focus not on the odds, but on the size of the risk. Russell called compounding “The Royal Road to Riches”. The wealthy investor never feels pressured to ‘make money’ in the market.
Jun 16, Nishant Sampat rated it really liked it Amhar Book recommended by Warren Buffett. Ok book Good history but not as insightful as I expected.
Events r narrated but not insights. That would have been icing on the cake. Jun 23, Brian rated it it was ok. I like value investing and this book supports that, but I maar didn’t like reading about some of the bbull.
Jan 22, Joel Gray rated it liked it. Platforms make it easier to switch funds and shares – encourages short-termism.
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In the Dow was at 8x. Deals give companies more ways to play with their accounting. Taleb made his living betting on unlikely events. IF you can find the right analogy suddenly people understand. I was torn between rating this book as ‘ok’ or ‘I liked it’. On one bulll, it was an excellent book in terms of being packed with details about the people and events of the bull market.
The author did an excellent job of keeping all the facts straight, making the story flow, and mahag it interesting. On the other hand, it didn’t meeting my expectations in terms of education about the stock market.
I would highly recommend that an investor read Juggling Dynamite and A Short History of I was torn between rating this book as ‘ok’ or ‘I liked it’. I would highly recommend that an investor read Juggling Dynamite and A Short History of Financial Euphoria in order to get a more direct message. I would say that if you want to read this book, read the first 50 pages or so then read the last chapter. The pages in the middle are only for those who like soap operas. Jul 31, Vonetta rated it really liked it.
Great overview of the causes and effects of the bull and bust of the 90s and early 00s. Mahar is definitely a journalist: Maggiee liked the way she integrated personal stories with the facts. I think Michael Mmahar does a better job with creating a compelling narrative, but this was well researched and enjoyable.
An update would be awesome, though. I’d love I see how Mahar explains the events of the past 5 to 7 years.
Bull!: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004
I read up to p. It appears to msggie a very well researched book, bulp that is my impression only – I have not checked footnotes. But I could not finish. Given the current state of the market, this book is applicable Exactly what the full title advertises – an approachable and well written history, if a bit subjective. Aug 02, David rated it really liked it.
Interesting read and an important read if you are too young to remember it. Apr 08, Tirath rated it really liked it. The book is a fantastic review mauar what happened leading up to the IT bubble and how crazy things really became. Not technical or jargonny; is almost like a chapter out of a history of financial markets. Aug 04, Angela rated it it was amazing. Excellent historical summary of financial markets and the role of media.
Bull!: A History of the Boom and Bust, by Maggie Mahar
Jan 22, pavana Kumar Varanasi added it. A nice history of financial markets in USA. Apr 16, David added it. Oct 25, Gary J rated it really liked it.
Sep 25, Parag Magie rated it really liked it. Great lessons on how to think about financial markets from their history. Jul 12, VJ rated it liked it.
Jan 28, Ming rated it really liked it. A very detailed and empirical account of the US stock markets through history. Sweet book, must read for anyone wanting to dabble in stocks. Jan 23, Santosh Shetty rated it it was amazing. A tour de US capitalism. Keywestgourmet rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Ashutosh rated it really liked it Apr 09, Frank rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Samer Mzggie rated it liked it Oct 04, Rita rated it liked it Nov 20,