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The Resource The fear factor : what happens when fear grips Wall Street, Colin Read, (electronic book)

The fear factor : what happens when fear grips Wall Street, Colin Read, (electronic book)

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The fear factor : what happens when fear grips Wall Street
Title
The fear factor
Title remainder
what happens when fear grips Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Colin Read
Title variation
What happens when fear grips Wall Street
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book engages the reader in a fascinating discussion of the role played by fear in financial market panics.€Professor Colin Read€demonstrates, in easy-to-understand terms, €that rising market fear portends to major financial declines. He discusses the science and the economics of fear and shows that the financial market has learned how to capitalize on investor or economic fear. Professor Read devises a measure of fear, called the panic index, and shows how this panic index is closely correlated to market volatility, the decline of returns for small investors and the rising profits in the financial industry. He concludes by offering a series of recommendations that can strengthen financial markets and leave them less prone to manipulation. Throughout the book, readers are provided with the necessary economic tools to enable them to understand the current market turmoil, and the author makes the case for the value of an economically literate society
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Cataloging source
UKPGM
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1959-
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Read, Colin
Dewey number
332
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HG4515.15
  • HB615
  • HG173
LC item number
  • .R43 2009
  • .R43 2009
  • .R35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Investments
  • Stock exchanges
  • Finance
  • Fear
  • Risk
  • Investments
  • Finance
  • Financial crises
  • Economic history
  • USA
Label
The fear factor : what happens when fear grips Wall Street, Colin Read, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The nature of risk: The biology and psychology of fear ; An economic definition of fear and risk -- The supply and demand of loanable funds: The demand side ; The supply side ; Balance of capital -- Measurement of risk: The risk premium : how risk affects expected returns ; The fear premium ; The demographics of risk and fear ; The microeconomics of risk aversion -- The problems with risk: Moral hazard ; Privatized gains and socialized losses ; Adverse selection and imperfect information ; Risk, uncertainty, fear, and gambling -- Risk and the market: Market volatility and returns ; Fear, panic, and market returns ; The fear factor -- A history of panics: A brief history of the fear gripped market ; The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash ; The depression-gripped economy ; Along comes Keynes -- Coordination failures: The market for lemmings, or A tale of two cultures ; The role of machines and programmed trading ; The ratings agencies : more perfect information? -- Social responsibility as an antidote to fear: Where were the regulators ; Ethics and social responsibility ; Wall Street, Main Street, and the social contract -- Institutions that ameliorate or amplyfy fear: The media as an antidote to fear ; Politics that fan the flames of fear ; Is there more to fear than fear itself? -- Solutions and conclusions: Economic leadership as an antidote to fear ; A dozen prescriptions to take back the markets -- Conclusions
Control code
SPR497757179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230250864
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230250864
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The fear factor : what happens when fear grips Wall Street, Colin Read, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The nature of risk: The biology and psychology of fear ; An economic definition of fear and risk -- The supply and demand of loanable funds: The demand side ; The supply side ; Balance of capital -- Measurement of risk: The risk premium : how risk affects expected returns ; The fear premium ; The demographics of risk and fear ; The microeconomics of risk aversion -- The problems with risk: Moral hazard ; Privatized gains and socialized losses ; Adverse selection and imperfect information ; Risk, uncertainty, fear, and gambling -- Risk and the market: Market volatility and returns ; Fear, panic, and market returns ; The fear factor -- A history of panics: A brief history of the fear gripped market ; The Roaring Twenties and the Great Crash ; The depression-gripped economy ; Along comes Keynes -- Coordination failures: The market for lemmings, or A tale of two cultures ; The role of machines and programmed trading ; The ratings agencies : more perfect information? -- Social responsibility as an antidote to fear: Where were the regulators ; Ethics and social responsibility ; Wall Street, Main Street, and the social contract -- Institutions that ameliorate or amplyfy fear: The media as an antidote to fear ; Politics that fan the flames of fear ; Is there more to fear than fear itself? -- Solutions and conclusions: Economic leadership as an antidote to fear ; A dozen prescriptions to take back the markets -- Conclusions
Control code
SPR497757179
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230250864
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230250864
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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