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The Kaleidoscope of Finance: Speculation, Economic Life, and Society

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A device like the ticker, together with the associated interpretations, reinforced and put into practice the requirements formulated by investment manuals. The investor was represented as a kind of ... More


Bubbles, Food Prices, and Speculation: Evidence from the CFTC’s Daily Large Trader Data Files

Nicole M. Aulerich, Scott H. Irwin, and Philip Garcia

in The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The “Masters Hypothesis” claims that unprecedented buying pressures from new financial index investors created a massive bubble in agricultural futures prices at various times in recent years. This ... More


Cowboys and Publishers

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Two argues that the frontier club western served as the hinge between open-range ranching and “quality” publishing—industries which were locked in parallel marketplace battles, shared ... More


The Early Years: 1888–1892

Charles W. Munn

in Investing for Generations: A History of the Alliance Trust

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861438
eISBN:
9781474406192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861438.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the establishment and early years of the Alliance Trust from 1888 to 1892. The Texas-based Dundee Mortgage and Trust faced a threat from state legislators who proposed enacting ... More


Conclusions

Kent Osband

in Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151733
eISBN:
9780231525411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151733.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This concluding chapter explains why risk managers fail to control risk in financial investments. Managers fail to regulate financial risk because they disregard the concept of eternal trade-off. ... More


Treasures of the Forest, the Field and the Mine

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Exploration was the vanguard of commercial development with economic imperatives impelling the opening up of the frontier. The huge influx of immigrants in the nineteenth century put pressure on land ... More


Economic Inequality and the World Crisis

James K. Galbraith

in Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855650
eISBN:
9780190261375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855650.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This concluding chapter discusses the results of studies and measurement pertaining to economic data. It shows the need to redefine the study of economic inequality, and to restructure, to some ... More


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