Posts Tagged ‘Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine’

The End

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (December 2008 issue)

The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.

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The Mansion

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

“The Mansion: A Subprime Parable”

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (October 2008 issue)

When Michael Lewis and his family move into a house they can’t afford, he gets a taste of the new American nightmare.

via Michael Lewis’ Mansion – Portfolio.com

Inside Wall Street's Black Hole

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (March 2008 issue)

For years, investors have relied on a complex formula to manage risk. But what happens if the Black-Scholes model is wrong—and we’re in bigger trouble than ever?

via Inside Wall Street’s Black Hole – Portfolio.com

The Evolution of an Investor

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Conde Nast Portfolio (December 2007 issue)

Really, he just wanted to be a success. How that happened, he didn’t much care. So in 1987, at the peak of the bull market, he landed a job with investment firm E.F. Hutton in Los Angeles. A few weeks into Blaine’s training program, E.F. Hutton collapsed following a check-kiting scandal and was sold to Shearson Lehman. Blaine’s training at Lehman consisted of a monthlong class, which focused mainly on overcoming customers’ objections, and a close reading of the bible on how to peddle stocks to people you’ve never met: Successful Telephone Selling in the ’80s, co-written by a Lehman managing director named Martin Shafiroff.

via Blaine Lourd Profile – Portfolio.com

The Jock Exchange

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Conde Nast Portfolio Magazine (May 2007 issue)

Wall Street is about to launch a new way to trade professional athletes the way you trade stocks. A piece of Tiger, anyone?

via The Jock Exchange – Portfolio.com