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Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold 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. With the proliferation of financial instruments, new areas of instability, and innovative capital market strategies, many economists and investors have lost sight of the fundamentals of the financial system-its strengths as well as its weaknesses. A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold takes you back to the beginning and sorts out all the pieces. Peter Bernstein skillfully addresses how and why commercial banks lend and invest, where money comes from, how it moves from hand to hand, and the critical role of interest rates. He explores the Federal Reserve System and the consequences of the Fed's actions on the overall economy. But this book is not just about the past. Bernstein's novel perspective on gold and the dollar is critical for today's decision makers, as he provides extensive views on the future of money, banking, and gold in the world economy. This illuminating story about the heart of our economic system is essential reading at a time when developments in finance are more important than ever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470287583
(203mm x 129mm x 18mm)
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.
Economist on Wall Street, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Peter L. Bernstein
Bernstein's Economist on Wall Street is based on his observations of he market over a period of 15 years, from 1955 to 1970. However, the observations he made then have significant relevance for today. Peter Bernstein's name has become synonymous with the storytelling of our financial history.
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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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