The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Streets Game of Money, Media and Manipulation

The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Streets Game of Money, Media and Manipulation by Howard Kurtz 0684868806 9780684868806
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From the author of theNew York TimesbestsellerSpin Cyclecomes this engrossing, entertaining expos of how the media -- from television to newspapers to the Internet -- drive the financial markets today.The booming economy and mass investing have produced an insatiable demand for financial news and given rise to a group of fortune tellers eager to scoop and spread the latest intelligence. In this riveting, unsettling book, Howard Kurtz introduces the powerful journalists, commentators, and analysts whose reports -- too often based on rumor, speculation, and misinformation -- have a real-time impact on the rise and fall of stocks and on the financial health of millions of investors.Focusing on such well-known figures as cable TVs Ron Insana, Maria Bartiromo, and Lou Dobbs; Christopher Byron and other print reporters who specialize in exclusives; and superstar analysts Ralph Acampora and Henry Blodget,The Fortune Tellersis an incisive, often amusing, and sometimes terrifying report by a journalist well known for his sharp-eyed observations and behind-the-scenes access. In a time of head-spinning volatility,The Fortune Tellersis essential reading for all of us who gamble with our savings in todays overheated stock market.

Author: Howard Kurtz

Language: English

Edition: 1st Touchstone Ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publication Date: 2001-06-05


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