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Author Brown, Aaron, 1956-

Title The poker face of Wall Street / Aaron Brown.

Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, [2006]
©2006

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 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  332.6322 BRO    DUE 02-11-23
Description xvii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-331) and index.
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- ch. 1. The art of uncalculated risk -- Risk -- Risk rules -- Finance and gambling -- An example of the trading game -- Opponents -- Hold 'em aces -- Truth -- ch. 2. Poker basics -- Poker hands -- Betting -- Limits -- Mechanics -- You gotta know when to -- And he answers : "Omaha" -- Stud -- Draw -- Basic strategies -- Calling -- Taxes -- ch. 3. Finance basics -- Econospeak -- Commercial banks -- Investment banks -- Exchanges -- Theory-- Financial challenges -- Flashback : Wall Street Poker Night -- The players -- Economics -- The game -- ch. 4. A brief history of risk denial -- I'm shocked - shocked - to find that gambling is going on in here! -- Hedging bets -- A random walk down Wall Street -- Foreign interest -- Futures and options -- The Crash of '87 -- Flashback : Gardena and the single heterosexual male -- No stud-horse allowed -- The subculture -- Never ask of money spent, where the spender thinks it went -- A miniature global economy laid out on a baize oval table -- Nor tie to Earths to come, nor action new -- You took little children away from the Sun and the dew ... for a little handful of pay on a few Saturday nights --
ch. 5. Pokernomics -- Law and money -- Dutch treat -- The trouble in Scotland and New Orleans -- Savage money -- Networks -- Adventurers and planters -- Pokerbank -- Flashback : My first hand of commercial poker -- Cheating -- The betting -- The draw -- ch. 6. Son of a soft money bank -- The stormy, husky, brawling laughter of youth -- Triage -- A tall, bold slugger set vivid against the little, soft cities -- Flashback : The education of a poker player -- Frank's Grandma -- More games and the people who play them -- Harvard -- Pangs of conscience -- Meeting Mr. Dixie -- The book -- ch. 7. The once bold mates of Morgan -- The Crash of '79 -- Bridge bums, Chicago School, and the pit -- Withered these latter-days to leaf-size from lack of action -- History's beaten the hazard -- And he burned them as wastepaper -- Flashback : The education of a trader -- Pit -- The options floor -- Playing the hand -- Parity, verticals, and calendars -- Bonds -- Poker at Lepercq -- ch. 8. The games people play -- When luck has something to do with it -- God gave you guts : don't let him down -- Guessing games -- Masters of the bluff -- Bluffing mathematics -- Game fact -- Small-mindedness -- Flashback : Liar's poker -- How to succeed in trading -- Liar's rules -- Cooperative liar's -- Destroy the game --
ch. 9. Who got game -- This guy says the horse needs race -- Rocket scientist -- Chairman of the board -- Learn by experiment what argument taught those who have knowledge don't predict - those who predict don't have knowledge -- If I have to fall, may it be from a high place -- Ivory tower risk -- Don not limp before the lame -- Fierce as Bluff King Hal -- Next time stop at the ethyl pump -- My way is multiway -- Do traders care? -- Learning about learning -- Hammurabi's rules of poker -- ch. 10. Utility belt -- I ponder the psychology that roots them in their place -- Safer than suicide -- Five out of ten to pass -- Aplomb in the midst of irrational things -- Let's make a deal -- More patient than crags, tides, and stars ; innumerable, patient as the darkness of night -- Annotated bibliography -- History and meaning of poker -- History and meaning of gambling -- Finance and gambling -- Specific sources -- Index.
Subject Stocks.
Finance.
Risk.
Poker.
ISBN 9780471770572 cloth
0471770574 cloth
9780470127315 paperback
0470127317 paperback
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