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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A portfolio manager of my acquaintance was called in one day. All prepared, he
loosened his tie, took off his jacket, and lay down on the couch. The psychiatrist
sat in his psychiatrist's chair, and the portfolio manager waited for the probing
question. "Polaroid," said the psychiatrist. "Polaroid," repeated the portfolio
manager. "It's awfully high here, don't you think?" suggested the psychiatrist. The
portfolio manager mulled over the possible unconscious implications of this. "I
have a lot of ...
The portfolio manager is another animal, currently in the process of escaping
from Group VIII, office detail. Portfolio managers used to have the same sort of
profile as a CPA, because portfolio managers were usually trust officers, safe,
sound Prudent Men who wore green eye- shades, 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 ...
The tycoons have been replaced by managers, the managers of what are called
Institutions: mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies. For years, it didn'
t really matter that the managers had taken over. The portfolio was not yet an
Instrument of Personality. The Portfolio Manager was instructed to leave
speculation to the speculators; he was participating in the Long-Term Growth of
the American Economy. His portfolio had two hundred stocks, and they were the
two hundred ...
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Preface to the Vintage Edition
IDENTITY ANXIETY MONEY
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