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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If there is gold everywhere, the problem comes back, gold sells for fifty cents an
ounce. Sooner or later you have to come to reality, and stop being father to the
world. Lead it, yes. Buy it. no. Fol-de-rol-de-rally-o. " The Gnome went out to play
in the sandbox and I started to mull about his sermon. It is Gnome-oriented, of
course. There must be another side. What about all the companies we own
abroad? If the French get nasty, we remind them we own Simca, or Chrysler does
. What about ...
There is a big bag of white sand and scale that says: Maximum Weight 300,000
Ounces. "Nineteen bucks," says the clerk, "gets you just short of fifteen Troy
ounces. Pure silver." "That's the stuff, huh," I say. White sand! "That's the stuff," the
clerk says, measuring it out like it was hamburger. "One or two of you birds in
every day, don't know what you do with it." Classic Irony: Those closest to the Eye
of the Whirlwind do not feel it. The clerk is measuring out the silver, 100 percent
I tell him just short of fifteen ounces, and Mr. Wemple says, "Fifteen thousand
ounces is a bit small for us; usually we like units of fifty thousand ounces; but — "
and then I explain, fifteen ounces, in a Baggie. Now Mr. Wemple is beginning to
wonder why his secretary let the call go through, but he is a good sport and says
Handy & Harmon can't buy fifteen ounces of silver — the bookkeeping costs
would be greater than that — but he's going to switch me to Mr. Jacobus. Mr.
Jacobus is in ...
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Preface to the Vintage Edition
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