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World Financial Markets in 2010

The trading, the players and the stories behind a year in the stock market

By George G. Blakey
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About the Author

George G. Blakey

George G. Blakey is a stockbroker of many years' experience. In the past he has worked for a number of banks and investment groups as a financial analyst and was a Research Partner with stockbrokers Lyddon & Co.

Although no longer in the City, George has retained his membership of the Securities Institute and the Society of Investment Professionals.

Contents Listing

Who pays the piper?
Banking on recovery
The penny drops
A shock too far
A stitch in time
Back from the brink
Tomorrow is another day
Eurozone fears ease
Better keep a hold on nurseâ?¦
The Fed thinks again
Deflation v. Inflation
Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow
Another shot in the arm?
Clash of the Titans
From bad to worse
Walking the line
Who dares wins - or loses
Bond prices on a roll
September surprise
Another shot in the arm
Everyone a winner
Japan renews stimulus
More QE on the horizon
Devaluation rules. OK?
Judgement Day
Everyone gets a pony
Castles in the air
Mission Impossible
The best laid plansâ?¦
The luck of the Irish
Fahrenheit 975
Bond yields continue to rise
The last round-up
Faraway countriesâ?¦
Who pays the piper?
Banking on recovery
The penny drops
A shock too far
A stitch in time
Back from the brink
Tomorrow is another day
Eurozone fears ease
Better keep a hold on nurseâ?¦
The Fed thinks again
Deflation v. Inflation
Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow
Another shot in the arm?
Clash of the Titans
From bad to worse
Walking the line
Who dares wins - or loses
Bond prices on a ...

Jacket Text

This book is a unique record of the people, deals and events that drove the stock market in 2010.

Written in the author's down-to-earth, journalistic style, this book reads almost like a novel as it takes you through the last twelve months of stock market history. Blakey provides a fascinating perspective on the movers and shakers - the winners, the losers, and the reasons why - giving a rare insight into the workings of the stock market, plus profiles of key players and the movements and effects of new, upcoming markets.

The book includes coverage of all the major economic and political developments that have influenced the market, as well as the individuals and corporations themselves. It provides an invaluable reference for anyone wishing to understand and anticipate current and future trends in the market.

Histories of previous years are available in A History of the London Stock Market 1945-2009 (9781906659622).

Professional Reviews

Praise for previous editions:

"An invaluable guide to anyone trying to use the past to make sense of the present and apply the lessons learned to make profitable predictions about the future." - Tom Stevenson, Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2008

"I recommend this book as an enjoyable and instructive read that captures the spirit of the times. In the absence of a crystal ball, a history book is the next best thing." - Jim Slater

"My historical reference book of choice. I frequently turn to it when seeking to understand why the financial markets of past years behaved like they did." -David Schwartz, stock market historian

"Excellent" - ProShare

"A valuable reference" - Securities and Investment Review

"An enjoyable and instructive read that captures the spirit of the times" - The Independent

"All those with an interest in the investment business will find this book thoroughly enjoyable" - Professional Investor


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