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What I learned losing a million dollars

Author: Jim Paul; Brendan Moynihan
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013.
Series: Columbia Business School Publishing.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to Governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all--his fortune, his reputation, and his job--in one fatal moment of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led up to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial  Read more...
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Paul, Jim.
What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Paul; Brendan Moynihan
ISBN: 9780231535236 0231535236
OCLC Number: 845255906
Awards: Winner of Gold Medal Winner 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 170 pages).
Contents: Foreword --
Preface to the Columbia edition --
Preface --
Part one. Reminiscences of a trader. 1. From hunger ; 2. To the real world ; 3. Wood that I would trade ; 4. Spectacular speculator ; 5. The quest --
Part two. Lessons learned. 6. The psychological dynamics of loss ; 7. The psychological factors of risk ; 8. The psychological crowd --
Part three. Tying it all together. 9. Rules, tools, and fools --
Conclusion --
Postscript --
Appendix --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Columbia Business School Publishing.
Responsibility: Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan.

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Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to Governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all--his fortune, his reputation, and his job--in one fatal moment of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led up to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in a number of economic sectors. The book begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chic.

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Worthwhile reading for those who don't believe in the holy grail in the markets; a must-read for those who do. -- Jack Schwager, author of Hedge Fund Market Wizards A novel approach aimed at pushing Read more...

 
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