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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Enjoy the stories, they always teach more than the rules. If the years since The
Money Game have been financially somber, remember enantiodromia, and Ben
Graham's classical axiom from Horace. When J. P. Morgan was asked what the
market would do, he said, "It will fluctuate." The moment of this new preface is
one of rising euphoria in the marketplace, in which the money game is once
again the dictionary definition of a game — sport, frolic, fun and play. New
players, new profits ...
... sleeve garters, and said "My good man." But the really swinging managers,
portfolio as personality, out running super-aggressive funds, have profiles much
more like the entrepreneurs who like to get an idea, round up people, and start a
business or a project. The trust officer portfolio manager tolerates detail; the
aggressive fund manager can barely stand it. All portfolio managers are
supposed to be physically vigorous, but the aggressive portfolio managers play
squash, tennis, and ...
Perhaps our whole Game is outside the realm of money as condensed, useless,
and guilt, for if it is a Game, then it is "sport, frolic, fun and play," and presumably
on the Life side, not the Death side. (Norman Brown does make me feel
sometimes that the only way to spend an afternoon is drinking beer and fishing,
so as to escape the accusation of compulsive, guilt-ridden work, but I have the
sneaky feeling that while I am fishing he is working on another book.) It is true
that you have to ...
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Preface to the Vintage Edition
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