Monday, April 19, 2010

Recent Housing Bubble reads

Just finished reading "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis - a nice explanation of CDOs and their contribution to the housing bubble. Lewis takes a head-shaking-you-won't-believe-this-happened viewpoint than Gregory Zuckerman's "The Greatest Trade Ever." (Zuckerman takes more of the holy-crap-you-won't-believe-that-this-Paulson-guy-figured-out-the-trade! approach.) Lewis only mentions John Paulson and his hedge fund once in the entire book that I can recall.

Both are worth the time. Makes me want to draw up an org chart of the key players just to see the direct and dotted lines to the whole thing.

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