The money game
Vintage Books, 1976 - 253 pages
"This is a modern classic." -Paul A. Samuelson, First American Nobel Prize Winner in Economics "The best book there is about the stock market and all that goes with it." -The New York Times Book Review "Anyone whose orientation is toward where the action is, where the happenings happen, should buy a copy ofThe Money Gameand read it with due diligence." -Book World " 'Adam Smith' is a veteran observer and commentator on the events and people of Wall Street.... His thorough knowledge of financial affairs gives his observations a great degree of authenticity. But the joy of reading this book comes from his delightful sense of humor. He is a lively and ingeniously witty writer who never stoops to acerbity. None of the solemn, sacred cows of Wall Street escapes debunking." -Library Journal
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"So you talk to the men you go out with about the market," I said. (I picked up this
technique from Harold. You never really have to say anything, you just agree
gently with what was just said and maybe form a question a tiny step forward from
that.) "That's where you find out what to buy." "Sometimes," said the bright-eyed
thing across the table. "I came out about even in those. Some of them went up
and some of them went down. Right now I only have one stock, and I thought of
that one ...
Some people go to all the trouble of actually losing the money just to have that
sheer wallowing joy of losing, but Arthur only talked it. "When a stock goes down,
I feel that's where it probably should go," Arthur said, "and when it goes up, the
higher it goes, the more I feel it's going against its natural tendency." "You've
done very, very well," I said, "so you must be under a terrible strain." "It's terrible,"
Arthur agreed. "I don't think I can stand it much longer." I suppose some people
are only ...
Anyway, he goes up to the computer. A few quick turns of a screwdriver and
some panels come out. From an inside pocket appear some odd swatches of
tape. Railroad Bill works swiftly as a safe-cracker. A few more taps, the pocket
flashlight goes off. Footsteps in the hallway. Railroad Bill steals out, then strokes
his chin, looking at the flickering light. The next morning Albert comes to work. He
confers with an analyst; they hold up a chart, like surgeons looking at an x-ray.
Then Albert ...
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Preface to the Vintage Edition
IDENTITY ANXIETY MONEY
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