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The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street's Game of Money, Media, and Manipulation

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Just as "spin" has taken over politics in America, so too has it come to define the long bull market on Wall Street. The booming trade in stocks has produced an insatiable demand for financial intelligence. On television and the Internet, commentators and analysts are not merely reporting the news, they are making news in ways that provide huge windfalls for some investors ...more
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Published September 1st 2000 by Simon & Schuster Audio
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After approximately ONE MILLION YEARS I have finally finished reading this book! I read the first third over the period of like, a year and a half and then finished off the last two-thirds between yesterday and today. It's a fairly gripping read and does a great job conveying exactly how ludicrous the 24 hour business news cycle can be and considering journalist ethics with a very real meter of stock prices rising or dipping based on single reports. That being said, this book felt very distracti ...more
I think the author did a fine job. Personally, I just am not excited enough about Wall Street to read this many pages about it and stay excited.

When I worked for a mutual fund company, I may have given this five stars because I liked to learn about the personalities I watched on TV. Yet today, I'm into other investment vehicles, so I grew tired of the stories since I'm not into the topic area.

If you're glued to CNN or CNBC, you'll probably love it.
Nov 09, 2007 Margot rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
This was a terrific read for someone who doesn't know about the stock market. Lots of inside scoop about TV financial personalities and a sense of the enormous risks and roller coaster of the stock market "experts"
Frederick Bingham
The story of media covering the financial industry. It tells all about rich and egotistical people. It's all corrupt and inbred. So what else is new? Yawn.
Alissa Wilkinson
Illuminating narrative about the birth of financial journalism on the web and on TV networks such as CNBC. Dragged a bit in the middle, but very informative.
The book to read on how the subject. The title sums it all up.

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