My colleague Ben Carlson has a new book out about the history of financial fraud and what lessons investors can take away from that in modern times. It turns out that the new scams aren’t very different from the old scams, and that bull markets are fertile breeding grounds for credulous investors and conniving thieves.
I had heard of most of the scams Ben writes about in the book, but he tells these stories with a very fresh and straightforward flair, he’s really the best financial writer in the game right now. Click below to get your copy!
Ben is the director of institutional asset management at Ritholtz Wealth Management, you can get in touch with him about your foundation, endowment or corporate retirement fund here.