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The Alchemy of Finance (Wiley Investment Classics)

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Now with a new chapter by Soros on the secrets to his success along with a new Preface and Introduction, as well as a new Foreword by renowned economist Paul Volcker.

George Soros is unquestionably one of the most powerful and profitable investors in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "the Man who Moves Markets," Soros made a fortune competing with the British pound and remains active today in the global financial community. Now, in this special edition of the classic investment book, The Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition's expanded and revised Introduction details Soros's innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the "theory of reflexivity" which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend.

Review:

"An extraordinary... inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic." The Wall Street Journal

Book News Annotation:

Eminent investor and philanthropist Soros reveals the investment strategies that have guided his career. According to Soros, "the belief that financial markets tend toward equilibrium and it is only government interference that prevents them from assuring the best allocation of resources...[is] both false and misleading." The book was first published in 1987. This reprint includes a new introduction.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

George Soros is not merely a man of finance, but a thinker to reckon with as well. Now, in "The Alchemy of Finance", he reveals the investment strategies that have made him one of the most well-known and successful investors of our time.

Synopsis:

George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.

Synopsis:

New chapter by Soros on the secrets to his success along with a new Preface and Introduction.

New Foreword by renowned economist Paul Volcker

An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic. -The Wall Street Journal

George Soros is unquestionably one of the most powerful and profitable investors in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as the Man who Moves Markets, Soros made a fortune competing with the British pound and remains active today in the global financial community. Now, in this special edition of the classic investment book, The Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition's expanded and revised Introduction details Soros's innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the theory of reflexivity which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend.

This special edition will feature a new chapter by Soros on the secrets of his success and a new Foreword by the Honorable Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.

About the Author

GEORGE SOROS is Chairman of Soros Fund Management, which serves as the principal investment advisor to the multibillion dollar Quantum Group of Funds. Soros’s flagship Quantum Fund is recognized as the most successful investment fund ever, returning an average 31 percent annually for more than thirty years. Soros has been an important philanthropist since 1979. His charitable foundations are active in more than fifty countries and spend nearly half a billion dollars each year to support projects in education, public health, civil society development, human rights, and many other areas.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Edition by Paul A. Volcker.

Foreword to the First Edition by Paul Tudor Jones II.

New Preface.

New Introduction.

PART ONE: THEORY

1. Reflexivity in the Stock Market.

2. Reflexivity in the Currency Market.

3. The Credit and Regulatory Cycle.

PART TWO: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

4. The International Debt Problem.

5. The Collective System of Lending.

6. Reagan’s Imperial Circle.

7. Evolution of the Banking System.

8. The "Oligopolarization" of America.

PART THREE: THE REAL-TIME EXPERIMENT.

9. The Starting Point: August 1985.

10. Phase 1: August 1985-December 1985.

11. Control Period: January 186-July 1986.

12. Phase 2: July 1986-November 1986.

13. The Conclusion: November 1986.

PART FOUR: EVALUATION.

14. The Scope for Financial Alchemy: An Evaluation of the Experiment.

15. The Quandary of the Social Sciences.

PART FIVE: PRESCRIPTION.

16. Free Markets Versus Regulation.

17. Toward an International Central Bank.

18. The Paradox of Systemic Reform.

19. The Crash of '87.

Epilogue.

Notes.

Appendix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471445494
Foreword:
Volcker, Paul A.
Publisher:
Wiley
Foreword by:
Volcker, Paul A.
Foreword:
Volcker, Paul A.
Author:
Volcker, Paul A.
Author:
Soros, George
Location:
Hoboken, N.J.
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Accounting - General
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Business, Investing
Subject:
Investments & Securities
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Wiley Investment Classics
Series Volume:
no. 808
Publication Date:
20030729
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.96x6.40x1.09 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Review" by , "An extraordinary... inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic."
"Synopsis" by , George Soros is not merely a man of finance, but a thinker to reckon with as well. Now, in "The Alchemy of Finance", he reveals the investment strategies that have made him one of the most well-known and successful investors of our time.
"Synopsis" by , George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.
"Synopsis" by , New chapter by Soros on the secrets to his success along with a new Preface and Introduction.

New Foreword by renowned economist Paul Volcker

An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic. -The Wall Street Journal

George Soros is unquestionably one of the most powerful and profitable investors in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as the Man who Moves Markets, Soros made a fortune competing with the British pound and remains active today in the global financial community. Now, in this special edition of the classic investment book, The Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition's expanded and revised Introduction details Soros's innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the theory of reflexivity which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend.

This special edition will feature a new chapter by Soros on the secrets of his success and a new Foreword by the Honorable Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.

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