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F.I.A.S.C.O.: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader Book Review Summary

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This is a disturbing account of one man working for Morgan Stanley in the world of high-stakes, high-risk finance known as derivatives. The author takes great care to sufficiently explain the concepts behind derivatives, including the specifics in such blow-ups in the early to mid 90's involving Orange County, P & G, and Mexico.
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Plot & Themes

Big Business story?    -   Yes Business:    -   story of bad businessman job/profession:    -   businessman Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   trader Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   licking If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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