Praise for BONDS ARE NOT FOREVER
"Simon Lack, a former J.P. Morgan trader and money manager, advises investors to steer clear of U.S. Treasury bonds on the grounds that the government's indulgence in the age-old practice of inflating away debt makes a negative return likely. His book also offers an insider's account of the dramatic changes in international finance at a time when a global explosion in public and private debt was expanding the size, scope, and complexity of banking. Personal anecdotes, especially about the fast-paced trading of exotic 'derivatives,' make this book not only informative, but entertaining. It won't, however, relieve anxieties about the current fragile state of the global economy."
—George Melloan, former editor and columnist, Wall Street Journal, and author of The Great Money Binge
"This fascinating and prescient narrative of the bond market's past, present, and future will captivate both professional and personal investors. Peppered with anecdotes from Mr. Lack's four decades of experience in the financial markets, this book prepares financial stakeholders for an investing landscape that may look very different from what they have come to take for granted."
—Gabriel Hammond, founder and Portfolio Manager, Oppenheimer SteelPath Funds, and founder, Alerian
"In The Hedge Fund Mirage, Simon Lack exposed the appalling mediocrity of a hedge fund industry grown fat on investors' fees. In his latest book, he takes on the great thirty-year bond bull market, turning an insider's eye on how we got here and the risks that lurk in portfolios of supposedly safe debt."
—Dan McCrum, U.S. Investment Correspondent, Financial Times
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: From High School to Wall Street—The Bull Market Begins
- Chapter 2: A Brief History of Debt
- Chapter 3: Derivatives Growth
- Chapter 4: Bond Market Inefficiencies for Retail
- Chapter 5: Trading Derivatives
- Chapter 6: Politics
- Chapter 7: Managing Risk 1990–1998
- Chapter 8: Inflation
- Chapter 9: Bonds Are Not Forever
- About the Author
- Title: Bonds Are Not Forever: The Crisis Facing Fixed Income Investors
- Release date: September 2013
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781118659700