This book is a unique record of the people, deals and events that have driven the stock market since 1945. Written in a down-to-earth, journalistic style, this book reads almost like a novel as it takes you through over 60 years of stock market history. Blakey provides a fascinating perspective on the movers and shakers - the winners, the losers, and the reasons why - giving a rare insight into the workings of the stock market, plus profiles of key players and the movements and effects of new, upcoming markets. The book includes coverage of all the major economic and political developments that have influenced the market, as well as the individuals and corporations themselves. It provides an invaluable reference for anyone wishing to understand and anticipate current and future trends in the market. This updated 6th edition now also covers the tumultuous period of 2007-2009.
George G. Blakey is a stockbroker of many years' experience. In the past he has worked for a number of banks and investment groups as a financial analyst and was a Research Partner with stockbrokers Lyddon & Co. Although no longer in the City, George has retained his membership of the Securities Institute and the Society of Investment Professionals. He has an M.A. in Economics and Law from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Foreword, 1993, by Sir Andrew Hugh Smith, Chairman of The London Stock Exchange Foreword, 2000, by Jim Slater Foreword, 2007, by David Schwartz, stock market historian Preface Acknowledgenents Introduction The History 1945-2009 Postscript Appendix 1. Graphs of key financial indices Appendix 2. Governments since 1945 Index