When Markets Collide

  • by Mohamed El-Erian
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Capitalize on the new financial landscape! When Markets Collide is a timely alert to the fundamental changes taking place in today's global economic and financial systems - and a call to action for investors who may fall victim to misinterpreting important signals. While some have tended to view asset class mispricings as mere "noise," this compelling book shows why they are important signals of opportunities and risks that will shape the market for years to come. One of today's most respected names in finance, Mohamed El-Erian puts recent events in their proper context, giving you the tools that can help you interpret the markets, benefit from global economic change, and navigate the risks.


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Obtuse, Erudite, and Important (I think)

This book is written in the style of a man who swallowed a thesaurus with a bit too much expensive Johnny Walker and latter regurgitated on a broad sheet. My wife enjoys listening to Allen Greenspan simply because she enjoys the unusual way in which he says things. She finds his atypical phrasing poetic or melodic. Reading this book was the first time I really understood this perspective. At times I enjoyed just the mental excursive understanding the sentences. Although the finance jargon is main stream there is a lot of it; in addition there is some truly unusual vocabulary.

His thesis is that we are at a turning point where the world economy will undergo something that appears like an inversion: 1) The emerging markets will finance the developed economies. 2) The systems in the emerging economies will rapidly develop 21st century traits while the developed economies are rapidly reverting to more 19th century systems. He seems to see this as neither good nor bad, but sort of inevitable. What is good or bad is, in his mind, seems to be the path we take to this inevitable end.

This is an important thesis. The question in my mind remains rather he merely states his thesis and leaves the proof as an exercise to the reader; or rather he actually presents a reasonable defense of his thesis. The problem is not rather his arguments are weak; so much as it is rather they are stated or mealy implied.
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- Kenneth "Old & fat, but strong; American, Chinese, & Indian (sort of); Ph.D. in C.S.; strategy, economics & stability theory; trees & machining."

Would not recommend this audio

He made this book more complex than necessary. Not easy to understand. This is the worst audio book I listen to so far.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.