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A first-class catastrophe : the road to Black Monday, the worst day in Wall Street history

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First edition.

Presents a cautionary account of the stock-market crash of 1987 that reveals longtime contributing factors, the ways the crash threatened the entire U.S. financial system, and the unexpected heroes who prevented a worse disaster.

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Wolcott Public Library 332.64 (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627791649
  • ISBN: 1627791647
  • Physical Description: xviii, 393 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A New York times book"
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: Vanishing borders. Silver Thursday ; Bright ideas ; Chicago vs. New York ; Shifting gears ; A deal in D.C. ; Stock futures, bond failures -- Part two: Titans and wizards. A plague from Oklahoma ; Bulls and banks ; Chicago rising ; Arbitrage and accommodation ; Banks on the brink -- Part three: Contagion. Mergers and mutations ; Berkeley rising, banks falling ; Witching hours ; Rational markets? ; Pandora's portfolios ; January omens, July alarms -- Part four: Reckoning. The worst weeks ever ; 508 points ; Juggling hand grenades ; Placing blame, dodging reality.
Summary, etc.:
Presents a cautionary account of the stock-market crash of 1987 that reveals longtime contributing factors, the ways the crash threatened the entire U.S. financial system, and the unexpected heroes who prevented a worse disaster.
Subject: Stock Market Crash, 1987
Financial crises > United States > History > 20th century.
Stock exchanges > United States > History > 20th century.
Finance > United States > History > 20th century.


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