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In the market : the illustrated history of the financial markets

Author: Christopher Finch
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author sifts through history for evidence of the influence of capital markets on everyday life, from Greek marketplace and medieval fairs to the evolution of the stock market and the modern computerized trading system, using hundreds of illustrations to showcase the power of the market.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finch, Christopher.
In the market.
New York : Abbeville Press, 2001
(OCoLC)769699033
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Finch
ISBN: 0789200147 9780789200143
OCLC Number: 47161765
Description: 364 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Contents: The beginnings of financial markets, 3500 B.C.-1000 A.D. Spot cash: trading in traditional and modern markets ; Financing the government: taxation and bonds --
The rise of traders, bankers, and merchant princes, 1000-1720. Direct investment: venture capitalists ; Big deals: the changing world of mergers --
From trading posts to the emergence of Wall Street, 1650-1850. Building infrastructure: state and local finance ; Building homes: government agencies in the market --
The Victorian Era and the opening of global markets, 1850-1900. Closely held: investment in private companies ; Exploring new worlds: emerging markets --
Trusts and tribulations, 1900-1939: Better than average: blue chips ; Looking to the future: growth stocks --
From World War II to the OPEC Crisis, 1940-1975. Retail investment: Main Street meets Wall Street ; Global view: international equities --
Junk bonds, big bangs, and the rise of the NASDAQ, 1975-1990s. In at the ground floor: small companies and low-caps ; Derivatives: natural resources futures --
The global marketplace, 1990-present. Derivatives: agricultural commodities futures ; Uncommon currencies: financial derivatives.
Responsibility: Christopher Finch ; foreword by John M. Angelo.

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The author sifts through history for evidence of the influence of capital markets on everyday life, from Greek marketplace and medieval fairs to the evolution of the stock market and the modern computerized trading system, using hundreds of illustrations to showcase the power of the market.

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