Bulls, Bears and Other Beasts
Lalchand Gupta takes you on an exciting journey through Dalal Street in this brief history of the Indian stock market post liberalization.
From tech booms and tax evasion to banks and money laundering; scams and crashes to fixers and investors, Lala has seen it all.
A comprehensive account of the stock market over the last 25 years, it tells you what to watch out for while...more
Year By Year account of India's greatest Stock exchanges.
The book is narrative of "Lala" a who starts his life with Indian Stock market from a low level and rises to the top.
you will encounter all big names like Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parikh and how they found loop holes in trading systems and fooled banks and Stock Exchange regulators and created multi million Scams.
Once you reach the end of the book, you will have different views ...more
The book is primarily an 'events' book for the markets interspersed with the behind the scenes goings-on of traders, operators, promoters, money managers and regulators. I t ...more
The book is a good historical account of the different ups and downs of the stock market as seen f ...more
Nair has weaved a wellknit story through the lives and times of a stock broker Lala who is the main protagonist of our story. He's a likeable character and within no time you begin to root for him. The catch of all this is that it tells you real stories of the Dalal Street. My father has been an investor for as old as I ...more
I learnt a lot about the various bull and bear phases of the market and as a keen investor, I see history repeating itself in the capital markets today. While the names are different, the key trends all look alike, except with shorter boom to bust cycles due to a number of factors. Santosh's crisp writing style captiva ...more
The protagonist, Lalchand Gupta, started his journey as an assistant to a small stockbroker but grew by providing insider information to bigtime traders and investors - either through his contacts or through bribing. ...more
It takes us through the history and evolution of Indian Stock Markets through the life of the fictional character "Lala".
The book details on how Operators/Merchant bankers/Promoters/Big players (Beasts) used to manipulate the market for their own gains.
It shows examples of people getting carried away by the em ...more
It is fascinating to know how 'trading floor' functioned for people like me who are comfortable with electronic trading in the initial chapters and how stock manipulation was a very common thi ...more
Initially I was a bit hesitant to buy this book since I am not a fan of history books. But after reading the reviews I brought the book. Trust me, the book is worth it.
The book covers the key events of the stock market in a very lucid manner. The book has 42 chapters. The real fun , suspense starts from chapter 20. From chapter 20 to the end, I just found it impossible to keep the book away.
I was also surprised by the sheer extent to which people ...more
How LIC & SUUTI became the major shareholders of ITC etc...
There is no book covering the subject. So readers have ...more
"Bulls, Bears and other Beasts" is a story of Indian stock market written by Santosh Nair. In this book santosh Nair has narrated different aspects of trading and market in general. Further, he has also elaborated upon stock market scams in last three decades starting from Harshad mehta, Ketan parekh and NSEL case.
It is a journey of a small jobber to become a successful trader in stock market. Beautiful book for anyone int ...more
Author takes you through every boom and bust cycles of Indian stock market in very well detailed manner.
By far the best book on Indian stock market and a must read for everyone who is remotely interested in this field.
The book has been written in a very simple and free flowing manner and one just gets hooked on and finds it exceedingly difficult to put it down. Very insightful, very informative and very entertaining.
This one's a must read even if you have only a passing interested in the Indian stock markets. If you do have an interest this one is a collectible.
Over all worth reading the book.