Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street

  • by Fred Schwed Jr., Peter Arno
  • Narrated by Mark Moseley
  • 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. The title refers to a story about a visitor to New York who admired the yachts of the bankers and brokers. Naively, he asked where all the customers' yachts were? Of course, none of the customers could afford yachts, even though they dutifully followed the advice of their bankers and brokers. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke, this book continues to open the eyes of investors to the reality of Wall Street.

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What the Critics Say

"Once I picked it up I did not put it down until I finished.... What Schwed has done is capture fully - in deceptively clean language - the lunacy at the heart of the investment business." (From the Foreword by Michael Lewis, best-selling author of Liar's Poker)
"[O]ne of the funniest books ever written about Wall Street." (Jane Bryant Quinn, The Washington Post)
"How great to have a reissue of a hilarious classic that proves the more things change the more they stay the same. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent." (Michael Bloomberg)

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A must "listen"

Great perspective of the goings on of the financial industry. The essence of the book is that the "casino always wins".

Enjoy
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- rubik

It is very true!!!!!

I need to agree entirely with the author. People never change. Especially working in this area described in this fantastic book. Thank you.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios