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CheckRisk Book Club

Ben Dansie
 
A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin business)
A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin business)
"If history does not repeat itself then the history of economic bubble euphoria certainly can be said to rhyme. J. K. Galbraith’s masterful treaties on the history of bubbles."
The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
"Mandelbrot, the father of chaos theory, re-evaluates the tools of modern financial theory, including the destruction of Value at Risk with an in-depth analysis of the real risks in financial markets."
The Great Reflation: How Investors Can Profit from the New World of Money
The Great Reflation: How Investors Can Profit from the New World of Money
"A must read for all serious investors wishing to know the possible post-crisis outcomes. Tony Boeckh’s complex analysis written in simple, readable English provides a likely roadmap for the future."
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
"An academic study by Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff into the history of sovereign debt default. This book provides readers with the facts behind the repetitive nature of debt default."
Irrational Exuberance
Irrational Exuberance
"Prof. Shiller’s modern classic extends the work of other eminent economists with regards to speculative behavioural bubbles. Interesting for those wishing to look across assets to the property market."
The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
"Soros explains his theory of reflexivity and its importance in the creation of false asset prices via leverage. The book is a helpful aid in understanding the post-crisis deleveraging process."
Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science)
Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science)
"Sync describes Chaos Theory in simple terms and explains how complex structures such as the economy and the stock markets interact, using nature as its guide."
The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How Not to be Your Own Worst Enemy (Little Books, Big Profits (UK))
The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How Not to be Your Own Worst Enemy (Little Books, Big Profits (UK))
"James Montier is one of the world’s pre-eminent behavioural investors. All investors would benefit from reading this small book on the interaction of humans and the stock market."
All Life is Problem Solving
All Life is Problem Solving
"“All Life is Problem Solving” is a selection of Karl Popper’s writing and his key scientific interests. A non-financial book and primer on Popper’s logic and philosophy."
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Risk, Uncertainty and Profit (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)
Risk, Uncertainty and Profit (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)
"The original “Bible” on risk. Written in 1921, & recently reprinted, Frank Knight’s understanding of risk is a great benefit to readers who have grasped the failings of Value at Risk. Common sense."
When Money Dies: The nightmare of the Weimar Hyper-Inflation
When Money Dies: The nightmare of the Weimar Hyper-Inflation
"Recently reprinted, describing the Weimar hyper-inflation’s causes and effects. With fascinating anecdotal references to life during hyper-inflation."
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems
"Developing on Mandelbrot’s world of fractals, this book provides a fascinating and thoughtful approach to critical events in complex financial systems."
Tomorrow's Gold: Asia's age of discover
Tomorrow's Gold: Asia's age of discover
"Faber, the well known economist & author of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report is far from gloomy in his book Tomorrow’s Gold. A simple guide to the assets of the future."
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
"The ascent of money is a fascinating history which shows that all that has changed is the scale of problems but not the root cause. This book describes what money is, at its most fundamental."