Economist on Wall Street
Notes on the Sanctity of Gold, the Value of Money, the Security of Investments, and Other Delusions
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Economist on Wall Street by Peter L. Bernstein
Book DescriptionOne of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with classic titles such as Economist on Wall Street, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, and The Price of Prosperity -which have forewords by financial luminaries and new introductions by the author-you can enjoy some of the best of Bernstein in his earlier Wall Street days. Peter Bernstein's Economist on Wall Street is a collection of writings from 1955 to 1970. The book is especially interesting because so many of Bernstein's observations reflect the most important issues of the present-the outlook for inflation and its control, the intricacies of monetary policy, the future of the dollar, and the dilemmas of household finances. Bernstein was also concerned with developments in portfolio management, including the new influence of institutional investors and rules for optimal asset mixes. He provides light touches, too, as he indulges in fantasies and philosophical musings over a wide variety of topics. With so many years of hindsight, we should not be surprised to find some of Bernstein's predictions running awry. But why? In each instance, these forecasts were biased by memories of the past. There is a big lesson to be learned there. Economist on Wall Street is a remarkable book, with lasting relevance and keen insights into the art of investment management, the capital markets, gold and the dollar, and the fun of being alive.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470287590
(203mm x 130mm x 22mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter L. Bernstein
Power of Gold, Paperback (April 2012)
"The need for realism in reform of its monetary system is what makes Bernstein s story of the Power of Gold so timely. It is a compelling reminder that maintaining a fixed price for gold and fixed exchange rates were difficult even in a simpler financial environment .
Capital Ideas Evolving, Paperback (April 2009)
"A lot has happened in the financial markets since 1992, when Peter Bernstein wrote his seminal Capital Ideas. Happily, Peter has taken up his facile pen again to describe these changes, a virtual revolution in the practice of investing that relies heavily on complex mathematics, derivatives, hedging, and hyperactive trading.
Price of Prosperity, Paperback (September 2008)
Peter L. Bernstein's The Price of Prosperity was first published in 1962 and then again as a revised edition in 1966. With chapter titles like The Burden of Government and The Fear of Taxes , this book speaks to the future of the economy at the time and how this new economy may be affected by the government.
Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Peter L. Bernstein
In many ways, Bernstein's A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold can be seen as one long preface to his bestselling The Power of Gold. In A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold , Bernstein discusses the link that still exists between our money and gold and why.
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Author Biography - Peter L. Bernstein
PETER L. BERNSTEIN is founder and President of Peter L. Bernstein, Inc., established in 1973 as publishers of Economics & Portfolio Strategy and consultants to institutional investors around the world. He is also the author of ten books, including three recent volumes from Wiley-Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk , The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession , and Capital Ideas Evolving .
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