The Fortune Tellers
- Inside Wall Street's Game of Money, Media, and Manipulation
- Narrated by: Howard Kurtz
- Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-06-00
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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No one has ever reported from inside the Wall Street media machine or laid bare the bitter feuds, cozy friendships, and whispered leaks that move the markets. In a time of head-spinning volatility, The Fortune Tellers is essential audio listening for all of us who gamble our savings in today's overheated stock market.
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By Randall on 08-12-05
A truly entertaining listen and well done.
Jim Cramer currently known for his wild antics of Mad Money is highlighted in this collection of highly charged stories woven together in this captivating narration. Cramer is resurrected from the bowls of poverty to the precipice of stock stardom and a central character in this drama. This compilation has an edge of artful drama, enough cold blooded back stabbing to compete with any daytime soap. Hear either enlightenment or entertainment, depending on your level of gullibility.
The cast of characters include the morning stock talk host anchors and underling reporters that try to turn our heads each day as we watch and listen for tidbits of advice rather than study and do our own due diligence. Also in the parade of carnival barkers are the analysts who rise and fall from grace. Are we to believe in the fortune tellers or are they just performance artists tapped by the "Producers" on Wall Street to rumor monger and hype stories heard on the street. They peddle to the Stock Addicts a daily fix of so called breaking news from the floor, conflicting advice, numbingly repetitious reports and hypnotic tag music to hold us between commercials to get the next fix. The fortune tellers are also captives of their own performances and over time they have come to actually believe they have the power to move markets. They are the Muse and are convinced we blindly follow as THEY lead US. If you are a novice to the trading community, hopefully your veil will be lifted in this narration. At the end of the day, who or what do you believe? After all, we are the market and nobody really knows anything.
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By John on 04-06-04
The drama of wall street
Very informative about the behind the scenes activities driving the business of informing the public about business. Entertaining and dramatic. If you want to know how to invest this isn't for you. If you want a look at what is behind the curtains at some of the major players on Wall Street then read on.