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Confidence game : how a hedge fund manager called Wall Street's bluff

Author: Christine S Richard
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Confidence Game tells the story how hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's warnings regarding bond insurer MBIA's credit rating went unheeded as Wall Street careened toward disaster"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine S Richard
ISBN: 9780470648278 0470648279 9781118010419 1118010418
OCLC Number: 526076904
Description: xvi, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Meeting. 2. The Short Seller. 3. The Question. 4. Backlash. 5. The Worst That Could Happen. 6. The Trouble With Triple-A. 7. Unanswered Questions. 8. Crimes and Cockroaches. 9. Turning the Tables. 10. Scrutiny. 11. The Black Hole. 12. The Court of Public Opinion. 13. The Insurance Charade. 14. When Crack Houses Become Collateral. 15. Storm Warnings. 16. An Uncertain Spring. 17. Apocalypse Now. 18. Parting the Curtain. 19. Ratings Revisited. 20. The Panic Begins. 21. Catastrophe and Revenge. 22. Time Runs Out. 23. Bailout. 24. Judgment Day. 25. The Nuclear Threat. Epilogue. Notes. Index.
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