Wiley
Wiley.com
Print this page Share

Economist on Wall Street (Peter L. Bernstein's Finance Classics): Notes on the Sanctity of Gold, the Value of Money, the Security of Investments, and Other Delusions

ISBN: 978-0-470-28759-0
336 pages
September 2008
Economist on Wall Street (Peter L. Bernstein
One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with classic titles such as Economist on Wall Street, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, and The Price of Prosperity—which have forewords by financial luminaries and new introductions by the author—you can enjoy some of the best of Bernstein in his earlier Wall Street days.

Peter Bernstein's Economist on Wall Street is a collection of writings from 1955 to 1970. The book is especially interesting because so many of Bernstein's observations reflect the most important issues of the present—the outlook for inflation and its control, the intricacies of monetary policy, the future of the dollar, and the dilemmas of household finances. Bernstein was also concerned with developments in portfolio management, including the new influence of institutional investors and rules for optimal asset mixes. He provides light touches, too, as he indulges in fantasies and philosophical musings over a wide variety of topics.

With so many years of hindsight, we should not be surprised to find some of Bernstein's predictions running awry. But why? In each instance, these forecasts were biased by memories of the past. There is a big lesson to be learned there.

Economist on Wall Street is a remarkable book, with lasting relevance and keen insights into the art of investment management, the capital markets, gold and the dollar, and the fun of being alive.

See More
New Foreword by Arthur Levitt Jr.

Original Foreword by Gilbert E. Kaplan.

New Introduction.

Original Introduction.

Chapter 1: Priorities Is . . .

Chapter 2 : The Feel of the Market.

Chapter 3: Inflation and the Economy.

Chapter 4: Gold and the Balance of Payments.

Chapter 5: How Wrong Can You Be?

Chapter 6: The Economist as Portfolio Manager.

Chapter 7: Philosophy and Fantasy.

Index.

See More
PETER L. BERNSTEIN is founder and President of Peter L. Bernstein, Inc., established in 1973 as publishers of Economics & Portfolio Strategy and consultants to institutional investors around the world. He is also the author of ten books, including three recent volumes from Wiley—Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession, and Capital Ideas Evolving.
See More
Buy Both and Save 25%!
+

Economist on Wall Street (Peter L. Bernstein's Finance Classics): Notes on the Sanctity of Gold, the Value of Money, the Security of Investments, and Other Delusions (US $20.95)

-and- A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold (Peter L. Bernstein's Finance Classics) (US $19.95)

Total List Price: US $40.90
Discounted Price: US $30.67 (Save: US $10.23)

Buy Both
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Learn more.

Related Titles

Back to Top