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|Description:||xiii, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue: "on the verge" --
Bubble to bubble. Greenspan's shock and awe. Houses built on cow dung --
Home sweet home. Opening doors. An industry is born. Subprime returns --
The subprime machine. From delivering pizza to delivering mortgages. Living the dream. Diving into deep trouble --
Eyes wide shut. A warning unheeded. A dream no more --
The great enabler. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hit the scene. Fannie and Freddie get a timeout. Wall Street takes over. A tsunami of mortgages. From ownit to out of it. Back from the grave --
Complicity. Moody's the money maker. Repeat customers --
The securitization from hell. The making of a CDO. Tough to kill. Turning "crap into triple-A". From CDS to CDO. Insanity sets in --
Narvik and me. CDOs : an American export. The truth revealed--but does it matter? --
Mortgaging Merrill's future. Climbing out of poverty. A strong start. The secret weapon. Raking it in. Taking big risks --
A house of cards. Digging for gold. Building a case. The investment of a lifetime --
And then the roof caved in. The wheels coming off. The call. A crisis begins. The CDO blues. Light's out --
"David Faber is known as one of the cooler heads on financial news channel CNBC... True to his reputation, calm prevails through most of the book... Faber explains rather than rants about these
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