Don't Blame the Shorts: Why Short Sellers are Always Blamed for Market Crashes and How History is Repeating Itself by Robert Sloan (Hardback, 2009)
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- DescriptionThis title is listed in Bloomberg's Top 50 Business Books of 2010 and shortlisted for Spear's Financial History of the Year Award. Robert Sloan works in the hedge-fund industry. As he shows in this readable polemic, dislike of shorting has a long history...Someone has to point out when the emperor has clothes. The shorts were among the biggest skeptics of the subprime-mortgage boom and of the banks that financed it. And when they were proved right, their activities were banned. Gratitude, huh? . ( The Ecomist ). If Robert Sloan manages to go the distance in Don't Blame the Shorts, it is because his book is as much about historical tensions between Washington and Wall Street as the practice of short selling. He puts it all in the context of the opposing views of the federalist Alexander Hamilton, who was pro-speculation, and Jeffersonian republicans, who were pro-agriculture and convinced that making money from money was nsense...His book is a useful corrective to the view of short selling as 'unpatriotic' or uniquely antisocial ...it is a brave act to take on anti-finance populists at this time . ( Financial Times ). In this kwing book about the business of short-selling stocks, financier Robert Sloan gives a modern day lesson on why we shouldn't shoot the messenger...Rather than blast short sellers, we should praise them for exposing management methane...The story may be old, but Sloan's easy and informative writing makes for a thoroughly worthwhile update . ( Barron's ). Bob Sloan, a Wall Street veteran, cites the confrontation in his new book, Don't Blame the Shorts, as evidence that blind fury from politicians and unrepentant shrugs from bankers are far from new. As the title suggests, Sloan's main thrust is to defend the practice of short-selling...Today, Sloan says, the very same battle of ideas is being played out in America ...this is just the latest bitter expression of the constant tension between a moneyed east coast financial elite, and the manufacturers, mom-and-pop shops and the scrappy entrepreneurs who bitterly resent the power of Wall Street - but don't want the cash taps to be turned off . ( The Observer ). Timely, concise, accessible to the lay reader and with a decorously polemical edge, it is both revealing and entertaining. No matter what the politicians do, the markets will find a way to challenge the finaglers and the optimists who sustain them. Like the poor, the shorts will always be with us . ( Spear's ). Post-crisis reading ...best books on the financial crisis and its aftermath...While other authors point accusing fingers, in his book, Don't Blame the Shorts , Robert Sloan leaps to the defense of short sellers who, as he describes, have been long scapegoated for market crashes and are once again in the wake of the recent crisis. The Dutch East India Company was blaming its troubles on them as far back as 1609 . (Ecomist.com). This book is a rare treat. Unlike most books about Wall Street, it is written from a perspective sympathetic to the banking and securities industries. Better still, Bob Sloan is t only a practitioner and market participant himself, but one with a fine sense of history. Sloan rightly describes prime brokerage as 'the largest, most unticed banking system in the word' . ( Global Custodian ). Short and to the point and very well researched. As we are living in an era of history repeating itself, Mr. Sloan depicts the negative market psychology that has transcended Wall Street since the birth of our nation . (Instablog). Sloan's recent book provides an excellent survey of the shorting debate. Sloan recounts how a succession of U.S. government agencies have enacted rules over the decades to restrain short sellers - usually in the aftermath of financial crises such as the one we have just endured. Sloan believes those rules have always had counterproductive results. Sloan's book is a smooth read, mainly because he has done his homework and has lots of ente
- Author BiographyRobert Sloan is the Managing Partner of S3 Partners, a global financing specialist firm dedicated to helping its hedge fund clients optimize and best manage prime broker relationships, which he founded in 2003. His book How History is Repeating Itself was nominated for Spear's book awards shortlist--financial history book of the year; Bloomberg and The Economist recognized it as one of the top business books of the year. Sloan has appeared on CNBC, CNBC Europe and C-SPAN. Prior to S3 Partners, Sloan was a Managing Director, the Global Head of prime brokerage, equity finance & delta one products, and a Member of both the securities division operating committee and the product managers committee at Credit Suisse First Boston. In 1998, he founded and chaired the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Index Co. This was the first investable benchmark index for alternative investments. From 1989 to 1996, Sloan worked at Lehman Brothers in the equity derivatives and central funding unit. Prior to his career on Wall Street, he was a speech writer and translator for the Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Tokyo, Japan. Sloan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Washington & Lee University.
- Author(s)Robert Sloan
- PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Date of Publication01/12/2009
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleProfessional Finance & Investment
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcGraw-Hill Professional
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight534 g
- Width160 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine25 mm
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