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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusion de Confusiones

By: Joseph de la Vega,Charles Mackay,Martin S. Fridon
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
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Summary

"The market never ceases to befuddle and beguile. These two venerable works are fixtures on the short lists for most valuable books on the securities markets, and investors continue to cherishthem." (From the introduction by Martin S. Fridson managing director, Merrill Lynch & Co. author of Investment Illusions)

Exploring the sometimes hilarious, sometimes devastating impact of crowd behavior and trading trickery on the financial markets, this book brilliantly combines two all-time investment classics. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Confusión de Confusiones take us from Tulipmania in 1634-when tulips actually traded at a higher price than gold - to the South Sea "bubble" of 1720, and beyond. Securities analyst and author Martin Fridson guides you on a quirky, entertaining, and intriguing journey back through time.

Chosen by the Financial Times as Two of the Ten Best Books Ever Written on Investment 

©2009 Charles Mackay (P)2010 Gildan Media

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  • Sai
  • 22-07-21

I hate it

It’s a book about the book. Not the actual book. Now I’m Angry. Never says anything - just keeps saying “DE LA VEGA”

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  • jordan silvia
  • 18-05-21

Foundational

Both authors should scare everyone, whether it's the psychology of Delusions or the manipulation of Confusions, equities are not for the faint of heart!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-22

Abridged

The production isn't bad but this is a selection of part of each work, not the whole piece for either. Decent for getting a feel for what these books are but be careful not to confuse these for the full works.

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  • Joseph Spiegel
  • 07-10-21

Fascinating, absolutely insightful

Books are incredibly relevant to today. I have worked in the securities business for nearly 50 years. These two books could be written today substituting new characters and you would never know the difference. The book about the Amsterdam securities exchange is absolutely accurate, interesting and historically correct. I recommend these books to anyone who wants to become knowledgeable in the securities business and in trading stocks bonds options and the like.