Are we barreling toward another massive global financial catastrophe? How can so many bubbles form all at once? Why are so many disconnected markets now capable of collapsing in unison? In this remarkably listenable book, award-winning Financial Times columnist John Authers takes on these critical questions and offers deeply sobering answers.Authers reveals how the first truly global super bubble was inflated - and might now be inflating again. He illuminates the multiple roots of repeated financial crises: a massive shift in investing power from individuals to big institutions; the migration of key decisions from banks to capital markets; the wholesale financialization of many asset classes; and fundamental failures of both theory and policy.The Fearful Rise of Markets presents a truly global view, avoiding oversimplifications and ideology as it outlines how we got here and where we stand. Even more valuable, it offers realistic solutions - for decision-makers who want to prevent disaster and investors who want to survive it. Topics include:The herd grows ever larger - and more dangerousHow institutional investing, indexing, and efficient markets theory promote herdingCheap money and irrational exuberanceSuper fuel for super bubblesToo big to fail: the whole story of moral hazardBanks, hedge funds, and beyondDanger signs of the next bubbleForex, equity, credit, and commodity markets move once more in alignment 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002424/bk_adbl_002424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Global Financial Tsunami to the Property Bubbles in Asia:The Need for a New Discipline on Macroeconomic Management Paul Sau-Leung Yip
Time travel meets apocalyptic weather event in this eagerly awaited sequel to The Time Bubble!In 2029, Earth is facing a major climate catastrophe. An asteroid strike blankets the globe in dust and ash, blocking out the sunlight. Soon, temperatures begin to fall. As weather conditions worsen, the residents of a small market town in Southern England must make a decision - flee south or wait for the worst to pass. With power supplies failing and food scarce, survival is at stake as those with darker motives seek to take advantage of the situation. For those heading south, can the discovery of a new time bubble provide a way out?Global Cooling is the second part in a series of time travel based stories which began with The Time Bubble. Set a decade after the main events of the first book, this story picks up the lives of the main characters as they reach their late 20s. The trilogy concludes with the final volume, Man Out of Time.A number of spin-off novels featuring characters from the series are also available. These include Midlife Crisis, Rock Bottom, and My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Pringle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156045/bk_acx0_156045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second book in the Easy Money trilogy discusses how the global financial system evolved in the aftermath of the First World War and how that finally led to the dot-com crash in the United States, in the early 2000s. It gives an overview of how in the aftermath of the First World War, Europe was in major trouble. The book also analyzes how the United Kingdom of Great Britain, which was once the premier nation of the world, lost out to its former colony, the United States of America. The dominance of the United States led to its currency, the dollar, becoming the international reserve currency. This led to the United States having an exorbitant privilege which it still continues to have. Over the years, this exorbitant privilege has led to many financial crises in different parts of the world. It has also been responsible for the most recent financial crisis as well. The book concludes with the wisdom of the legendary investor Warren Buffett, who was deemed to be a failure during the heydays of the dot-com bubble, when his investment company Berkshire Hathaway could not generate the stupendous returns that dot-com stocks had been generating. Nevertheless, in the end, it was Buffett who had the last laugh. As he wrote to his shareholders: ´´But a pin lies in wait for every bubble.” The lessons of the dot-com bubble bursting were never really learnt, and soon the same mistakes would be made again.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaushik Ramachandran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050778/bk_adbl_050778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Financial markets are increasingly interconnected in the rapidly evolving global landscape in the last few decades. The global financial crisis of 2007 revealed the obvious interconnectedness s well as the vulnerabilities inherent in these markets. This treatise considered the idea of the interconnectedness of financial markets as well as their growth hypothetically. This is in the light of happenings in the financial markets and economies round the world. It also considered the conception of a ´´bubble effect´´ in the global financial architecture as it continuously evolves in accordance with the learning process that is going in these markets. This treatise shed more light on this topical theme and is useful to professionals in financial economics and equity markets fields or anyone else who may be searching for insights on financial markets and their evolution over the past few decades.
Charlie and Josh´s interests were the same as most other teenagers: drinking, parties, and girls. That was until the day they discovered the Time Bubble. It starts as a bit of fun, jumping a few seconds into the future. Soon things take a more serious turn as the leaps in time increase in duration. When a teenage girl goes missing, and the police become involved, suspicion falls on Charlie. How can he explain where she is? Will anyone believe him?Set in a small market town in Southern England in the early 21st century, this light-hearted time travel novel has plenty to delight listeners of all ages.This story is the first part of a series which continues with Global Cooling, Man out of Time, and Splinters in Time. A spin-off series, Second Chances, is also available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130715/bk_acx0_130715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his number-one Kindle Single ´´CRASH! How I Lost a Hundred Billion and Found True Love´´, Irish satirist Julian Gough deftly laid bare the Eurozone crisis in all its humor and absurdity. Now in ´´BANG!´´ Gough has turned his inimitable wit and wisdom to third-world economies, managing to explain derivatives, arbitrage, and futures through airplanes crashing into livestock. Dr. Ibrahim Bihi of Somaliland has an advanced degree in economics and, as far as worldly goods go, a goat with three legs. Using his knowledge of temporary market inefficiencies and the propellers of a UN food plane, he turns his goat into capital and sends the global economy into a speculative frenzy. Soon most of the world´s wealth is tied up in goat-backed securities. What could possibly go wrong? Only everything, and with our faithful orphan Jude as guide, we can sit back and laugh our way toward the resolution of this uproariously instructive satire. A version of ´´BANG!´´ was the first short story to be published in The Financial Times, where it appeared in 2003. The story also was adapted as a BBC radio play in 2009 and sold-out stage production in 2012. For listeners unacquainted with the wonderful and bizarre universe of Julian Gough´s literary fiction, this companion to the best-selling short story ´´CRASH!´ will serve as a perfect introduction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023738/bk_adbl_023738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now in its second edition, Boombustology is an authoritative, up-to-date guide on the history of booms, busts, and financial cycles. Engaging and accessible, this popular audiobook helps investors, policymakers, and analysts navigate the radical uncertainty that plagues today´s uncertain investing and economic environment.Author Vikram Mansharamani, an experienced global equity investor and prominent Harvard University lecturer, presents his multi-disciplinary framework for identifying financial bubbles before they burst. Moving beyond the typical view of booms and busts as primarily economic occurrences, this innovative audiobook offers a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes microeconomic, macroeconomic, psychological, political, and biological lenses to spot unsustainable dynamics. It gives the listener insights into the dynamics that cause soaring financial markets to crash. Cases studies range from the 17th-century Dutch tulip mania to the more recent US housing collapse.The numerous cross-currents driving today´s markets - trade wars, inverted yield curves, currency wars, economic slowdowns, dangerous debt dynamics, populism, nationalism, as well as the general uncertainties in the global economy - demand that investors, policymakers, and analysts be on the lookout for a forthcoming recession, market correction, or worse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003346/bk_gdan_003346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the last half of 2008, the Empire of Debt received the margin call from Hell. Now, all of its citizens are asked to pay up as the U.S. economy stumbles down a dangerous path of financial turmoil. What exactly went wrong? When things are good, people tend to believe the most outrageous things - that the financial sector could get rich by lending money to people who couldn´t pay it back, and that a whole economy could flourish by luring consumers to spend more than they could afford. These hallucinations created an immense worldwide bubble of debt and dollars. And now - with the U.S. government inflating the biggest bubble in public debt the world has ever seen - a financial whirlpool has formed and threatens to drag the entire country down the drain. In The New Empire of Debt, the internationally acclaimed author team of William Bonner and Addison Wiggin return to reveal how the epic financial bubble that is plaguing the United States will soon bring an end to this once great empire. They offer a frightening look at the United States´ precarious position and discuss how government control of the economy and financial system - combined with unfettered deficit spending and gluttonous consumption - has ravaged the business environment, devastated consumer confidence, and pushed the global economy to the brink. They warn of the dangers that lie ahead and offer practical advice to protect your financial well-being as the American empire collapses upon itself. You´ll discover that you don´t have to tie your own fate to the inevitable destruction of America´s system of imperial finance. Instead you can take some simple steps to weather the crisis. Bonner and Wiggin have been studying the financial landscape for more than 20 years. Now, they not only show you how we got into this mess, but how to get yourself out of it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000319/bk_gdan_000319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.