| Trading Secrets Seduction and Scandal at The Wall Street Journal |
- Hardcover book by R. Foster Winans
- Over 320 pages
- Copyright © 1986 by R. Foster Winans
" No one will ever know... "
" The next thing Peter Brant said is burned into my memory like a cattle brand. In a booming, hail-fellow-well-met voice he said, "You know, we could make a lot of money if I knew the day before what was going to be in the column." His smile broke into a mischevous, crooked grin, simultaneously conspiratorial and seductive...
I had been co-writing the "Heard on the Street" column at The Wall Street Journal for just over a year and knew sources sometimes speculated on what we were going to write about the next day and that plenty of them would have loved to know in advance...
"Look," he said, "if I knew the day before which stock you're writing up, I buy or sell the next day we close the transaction and clip a quarter or a half point." He was evangelical. I was being seduced and didn't have the resolve to fight back. Peter was a romantic figure among my Wall Street contacts: young, handsome, wealthy beyond imagination. I could learn a lot from this guy. I wanted to be his friend...
"Wouldn't you like to be a millionaire?"
"Sure," I said. Stupid question...
"No one will ever know. It's just between us. You write the columns and I'll make the trades. No one gets hurt, no one knows. Then, when we've got a few million bucks stashed away, I'll start my own firm and you'll come work for me. Deal?"
"Yeah," I said, extending my hand to shake his, "deal." "
Summary of Contents includes:
Cast of Characters
Chapter 1: Let's Make a Deal
Chapter 2: Main Street to Wall Street
Chapter 3: Wild Man of Borneo
Chapter 4: Big Time
Chapter 5: Superbroker
Chapter 6: Full Boil
Chapter 7: The Balloon Bursts
Chapter 8: No One Gets Hurt
Chapter 9: Rumblings
Chapter 10: The Big Kahuna
Chapter 11: Sudden Impact
Chapter 12: Descent into Hell
Chapter 13: Grounding Zero
Chapter 14: Firestorm
Chapter 15: The Road to Room 1306
Chapter 16: My Turn
Both the book and dust jacket are in good to very good condition with some normal wear.
There is a price removal mark on the inside front cover.
No torn or ripped pages.
No other markings or writing.