'[The Armageddon Trade] captures the nature of the traders behind the foolishness and greed stalking the financial markets' - Alex Brummer, City Editor, Daily Mail.
Jim is the cockney boy wonder who can read stock charts like 50 ft road signs. His uncanny talent has taken him from tea boy to trading superstar. Is he a genius, or a fluke? He doesn't know.
The mysterious Max Davas, emperor of trading, makes billions dealing US Treasuries using more computing firepower than NASA. - but now his models are telling him that something is about to go catastrophically wrong.
The same trading system that has made him one of the richest and most powerful men in the world is telling him that in a year's time, Gold will be at $0 an ounce, so will Oil, so will Microsoft and the dollar won't be trading at all. The Euro, the Pound, the Yen, sugar, wheat, coffee...all will fall down to zero.
But are predictions fate? Or does the cockney kid hold the key to the Armageddon trade?
Clem Chambers' debut novel The Armageddon Trade makes the Credit Crunch seem like a blip on the financial radar... a real page-turner
- Mark Campbell, Crime Time [read the full review]
about as good as a post credit crunch financial thriller could get – it plays on our darkest fears and creates new ones, and is impossible to put down. Essential Tube reading.
- Zoe Strimpel, City A.M.
a cracking idea for a book... Chambers clearly knows his stuff inside out
- Sharon Wheeler, reviewingtheevidence.com [read the full review]
Terrifying in all its complexity
- - Geoff Cutmore, CNBC Anchor