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On Money and Markets: A Wall Street Memoir. by  Henry. Foreword by Paul A. Volker Kaufman - Signed First Edition - 2000 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 100039)

On Money and Markets: A Wall Street Memoir.

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On Money and Markets: A Wall Street Memoir.

by Kaufman, Henry. Foreword by Paul A. Volker

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New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000. First edition of Henry Kaufman's memoir of his life spent on Wall Street. Octavo, original half cloth. Foreword by Paul A. Volker. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To John with best wishes Henry Kaufman 11/10/04." Additionally signed by Paul Volker next to his foreword as follows, "Henry Kaufman has it right! I know it Paul Volker." Fine in a fine dust jacket. A giant among pundits, Henry Kaufman is the Wall Street legend who founded the science of Federal Reserve watching, now a popular spectator sport. In a career that spans the last 50 years, his views and forecasts have grown increasingly influential, and his pronouncements often move markets, earning him the sobriquet "Dr. Doom" because of his oft-expressed concern about financial excesses and the failure of regulators to take steps to prevent them from occurring. "Policy can not be predicated on the assumption that reasonable financial behavior is the norm," he writes. On Money and Markets is both a personal memoir and a historical retrospective in which he elaborates on these concerns and prescribes a reorganization of the IMF and the World Bank and the creation of a new international entity with oversight of major financial institutions and markets. Kaufman believes himself "more sensitized than many native-born Americans to economic developments that might endanger the country--a concern that dates back to my formative years, when I listened to my grandfather's recitation of the German hyperinflation of the 1920s--how it contributed to the rise of Nazism and thus forced us to flee Germany." Starting as a $45-a-week bank credit analyst in 1949, Kaufman joined Salomon Brothers in 1962 to build a world-class research department, later becoming a senior partner and vice chairman. He was the first person at Salomon to hold a doctoral degree, beginning a trend in the financial community toward greater analytical sophistication, one that would broaden and deepen in later decades. When he began interest-rate analysis and forecasting, information on the Federal Reserve was rare, and his observations quickly gained a large audience of investors, fund managers, economists, and policymakers. He writes, "In spite of its imperfections, the Federal Reserve comes closer to being an independent and objective arbiter and policy body than any other institution in our economic democracy."

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
100039
Title
On Money and Markets: A Wall Street Memoir.
Author
Kaufman, Henry. Foreword by Paul A. Volker
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2000
Keywords
On Money and Markets
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Biography and Autobiography;

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