Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street's Wildest Con

Book - 2012
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This story is a real-life thriller that tells the inside story of a hedge fund fraud and the wild search, for a secret market beneath the financial market we all know.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, [2012], ©2012
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9780307716088
Branch Call Number: 332.6452 La
Description: xv, 352 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 16, 2015

To anyone knowledgeable about global finance, this is a bizarre book, mixing a bit of truth with considerable fiction. Probably, the number of 13 of the richest families exerting control is close to, or in actuality is, factual. But secret software systems are both silly and unnecessary, once you understand that the banks own the financial exchanges, clearinghouses and ratings companies, so who needs these secret computer systems? They already control everything! The American intel establishment was founded and created by the super-rich and their employees, not working parallel to them? [Just track who owns the NYSE, ICE, Markit Group, DTCC, Climate Exchange, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, then just try to find out who owns the banks!]

Jan 24, 2014

Myth, delusion, irreality writ large; credulity to the max. Visiting a neighborhood in the financial Twilight Zone.

May 15, 2013

I enjoyed the first half of the book - about Israel's journey in to the hedge fund market, much more than I did the second half, which reads much more like a thriller. That aside though, there is something for everyone in this novel.


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