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Reins of Hysteria

Reins of Hysteria [Kindle Edition]

Peirce Stern , Chase Stone

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Global financial turmoil has raised a few suspicions about banking. We can only guess what gave it away, but it's safe to say that flames do indeed signify fire.

As an investor, you want to know the extent of the damage, and what to do from here. This nonfictional dark comedy will guide you through the misconceptions and misdirections of banking today. It will teach you how to invest wisely.


"The economy seems to be spinning out of control, and no one really knows how to bring it under control. 'Reins of Hysteria' is a guide for investors to flourish when the world burns. Peirce Stern writes with a dark humor on the matter as he advises readers to piece together their own skills and ideas to make the most of their finances for the future in a world that seems driven to see you fail. 'Reins of Hysteria' is a strong pick for personal finance and investment collections, highly recommended." - The Midwest Book Review

"Stern has a background in comedic writing as well as in business, and he combines both to keep the subject—the global financial system—enjoyable, and to uncover its inner workings. Thus, the distinctive feature of Reins of Hysteria is that it is extremely readable, despite the often complex subject matter. When an overload of information threatens to cloud his message, Stern
pulls back on the throttle and uses humor to keep the reader engaged. For example, he warns of the dangers of complex options, mentioning stochastic calculus and the options pricing algorithm, then follows with a lighthearted segue to the next chapter: 'And anyhow, if you wanted to risk losing all of your money, swaps are really the best way to go.'" - Foreword Clarion Review (Four Stars out of Five)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 333 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bernam Books (9 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007SXTSH8
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book on investments that doesn't put me to sleep 11 April 2012
By Sid N - Published on
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Reins of Hysteria manages to combine insight about financial markets with great writing and searing wit to create a book that you can read for both education and entertainment value.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rein in this book 27 Jun 2012
By Jordan - Published on
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I've known Peirce Stern for more than a decade. Having known him for so long, I was not surprised by how entertaining and insightful Reins of Hysteria is. I feel this book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in finance, history, and/or the recent woes of the U.S. economy and Wall Street. The issues the U.S. faces are quite complex, but Reins of Hysteria presents superb explanations regarding how we got to this point. The book is amusing and extremely informative, but presented with easy-to-understand examples and descriptions. Two thumbs up.
4.0 out of 5 stars Comical, historical, encouraging 17 Jun 2012
By Andrew Becker - Published on
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The book is a quick fun read, covering the history of rise and falls, empires, rule, and currency. Tethering comedy with a lesson in finance, Reins of Hysteria has left me encouraged about the future while also terrified of history repeating itself as it always does.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Witty, Well-written Book! 19 April 2012
By jonathan.s55 - Published on
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Peirce Stern is able to do something that no one I've read to date achieved: make global financial analysis both interesting and entertaining. His writing style is extremely witty with puns and sarcasm highlighting his development of real world issues. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an excellent, informative read!
5.0 out of 5 stars Pierce Stern 19 April 2012
By B. Pereira - Published on
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I know the author and he's got some very interesting political and economic opinions. You will probably dislike this book if you are a right-leaning Republican corporate millionaire, but otherwise it's worth a look!
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