With compelling clarity, Henwood dissects the world’s greatest financial center, laying open the Intricacies of how, and for whom, the market works. The Wall. In , though, such arguments were pretty close to unheard of. Which is what makes Doug Henwood’s book Wall Street, published that year. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. ADVERTISEMENT. Wall Street: How It Works and for Whom. Doug Henwood, Author Verso $25 (p) ISBN
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Dkug DH is making his argument in a journalistic style and not a rigorous academic form, this view is certainly supported by the recent IPO plans of Groupon, LinkedIn, and Facebook, wal all have publicly stated that they do not need the cash but would like to give their existing equity holders a liquid market that they can use to mark the value of their holdings or to exit.
The stock market is a material source of funds for indstry about once every fifteen years during IPO booms. This chapter covers the range of instruments traded on Wall Street, such as stocks, bonds, derivatives, currencies etc. This page was last edited on 13 Juneat As soon as the labor market gets tight and unions make gains, the banks tighten up the money supply and stop economic growth.
Definitely comes with a left bias, but it’s not just muckraking — Henwood has mastered an extremely confusing subject hewnood made it halfway intelligible to the layperson. What about various secondary stock offerings as a source of funds? hewnood
Wall Street: How It Works and for Whom by Doug Henwood
Dense and data-heavy in the same way Piketty is, but with a bolder, and I think better, perspective. Streft to Read Currently Reading Read.
He appeared in Lewis H. Reminds me of the story about the COmmunist Party newspaper in Sydeny in the s, which had a lot of readers.
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DH along with Mason and others argues that this is not really the case, that firms empirically fund most capital investment out of internal funds, and that stock markets mainly serve as a source of liquidity for existing owners of capital. In light of recent excesses from Wall Street executives, plus statements about executive compensation from President…. Dec 25, Bryan Atinsky rated it it was amazing.
Want to Read saving…. With compelling clarity, Henwood dissects the world’s greatest financial center, laying open the Intricacies of how, and for whom, the market works. The Liscio Report on the Economy. Detailed, objective, straightforward, this book is the best book about Wall Street, in its entirety, that someone who is just looking into what the world of high finance is about should just go out and read.
How It Works and for Whom. Although it was written a decade plus ago, this is the best, most readable, account of the guts of our financial system I’m aware of.
The Wall Street which emerges is not a pretty sight. Aall understand it would have been a nightmare to manage before electronic booking and trading systems but now it should be possible. It is currently out of print, but offered for free online.
February 2, Wall Street Culture In light of recent excesses from Wall Street executives, plus statements about executive compensation from President…. GalbraithChristopher HitchensLewis H.
The book is composed of seven chapters as follows: Feb 08, Rob Trump rated it really liked it. Lapham’s dramatic documentary film, The American Ruling Class.
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As a percentage of total market cap, IPOs never exceeded 0. Qall is married to journalist Liza Featherstone. A final, and important comment to keep in mind, is that the author presents the content of the book particularly the later chapters from a leftist perspective.
High industry valuations in the market are associated with flows of private and some public equity into the same sector and hence capital allocation — see biotech and IT over the last 15 years or so. Sep 11, Robb Bridson rated it it was amazing. Steve rated henwold it was amazing Apr 17, Wall Street is an ace book; in my professional opinion as a business school graduate it contains the clearest explanation you will find of how financial markets work, much better than the one in Principles of Corporate Finance, Modern Investment Theory or any similar MBA textbooks.
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Recommended if you’re into this sort of thing. After the New Economy.