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Blue skies and boiler rooms : buying and selling securities in Canada, 1870-1940, Christopher Armstrong

Label
Blue skies and boiler rooms : buying and selling securities in Canada, 1870-1940
Title
Blue skies and boiler rooms
Title remainder
buying and selling securities in Canada, 1870-1940
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a tale well told, with a splendid cast of crooks and raffish characters. It is also an in-depth study based on extensive primary research that captures the distinctiveness of the development of the Canadian securities market. Armstrong's book shows that today's Bre-X saga is only the latest in a series of episodes in which investors have fixed their hopes for quick and easy profits on speculative mining stock. It will be welcomed by students and scholars of financial, business, and economic history
  • Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms describes the evolution of the securities market in Canada, from the onset of trading, through the boom of the 1920s and the depression of the 1930s, to the outbreak of the Second World War. The book documents the problems of fraud, misrepresentation, and manipulation of prices, which plagued the securities industry from the outset and which eventually led to market regulation, first by the stock exchanges and later, after the First World War, by governments
  • Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms describes the evolution of the securities market in Canada, from the onset of trading, through the boom of the 1920s and the depression of the 1930s, to the outbreak of the Second World War. The book documents the problems of fraud, misrepresentation, and manipulation of prices, which plagued the securities industry from the outset and which eventually led to market regulation, first by the stock exchanges and later, after the First World War, by governments
  • This is a tale well told, with a splendid cast of crooks and raffish characters. It is also an in-depth study based on extensive primary research that captures the distinctiveness of the development of the Canadian securities market. Armstrong's book shows that today's Bre-X saga is only the latest in a series of episodes in which investors have fixed their hopes for quick and easy profits on speculative mining stock. It will be welcomed by students and scholars of financial, business, and economic history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armstrong, Christopher
Dewey number
332.64/271
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG5152
LC item number
.A9 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stock exchanges
  • Securities industry
  • Stock exchanges
  • Securities industry
Label
Blue skies and boiler rooms : buying and selling securities in Canada, 1870-1940, Christopher Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. Selling Stuff -- 3. The Development of the Exchanges -- 4. Blue Skies -- 5. War Clouds -- 6. Highbinders and Re-Loaders -- 7. Fighting Fraud -- 8. Crash -- 9. Into the Depths -- 10. The Ordeal of F. H. Deacon -- 11. Reform -- 12. Challenges -- 13. Revival Stalled -- 14. Uncertainty -- Appendix. Volume of Securities Traded on Canadian Stock Exchanges, 1901-1936
Control code
39033664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802041845
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98129965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Blue skies and boiler rooms : buying and selling securities in Canada, 1870-1940, Christopher Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Beginnings -- 2. Selling Stuff -- 3. The Development of the Exchanges -- 4. Blue Skies -- 5. War Clouds -- 6. Highbinders and Re-Loaders -- 7. Fighting Fraud -- 8. Crash -- 9. Into the Depths -- 10. The Ordeal of F. H. Deacon -- 11. Reform -- 12. Challenges -- 13. Revival Stalled -- 14. Uncertainty -- Appendix. Volume of Securities Traded on Canadian Stock Exchanges, 1901-1936
Control code
39033664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 390 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802041845
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98129965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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