Three good articles recently arrived in my inbox (from the Knowledge@Wharton series produced by the Wharton School of Business):
- Market Manipulation… http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1932
- Hedge Fund Managers… http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1931
- The Use and Misuse of Stats… http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1928
Am I sensing a topical pattern?
“I don’t throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things.” (Gordon Gekko, Wall Street, 1987)
On topic: I had the opportunity (over long and frustrating drives during and after spring break) to read three books, all of which came recommended by a finance prof. I can also offer my recommendation, for whatever it might be worth:
- Capital Ideas by Peter L. Bernstein, 1993.
- Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis, 1990.
- Greed and Glory on Wall Street by Ken Auletta, 1987.
- …including a nice photo of Lew Glucksman in his “capitalist tool” necktie.