Many hundreds of discerning investors have already witnessed and benefited from Jonathan Ruffer's special blend of caution and shrewd moves in the world's money markets. Now at the end of a decade of unprecedented volatility in Babel we are privileged to get a real and detailed insight into his world. The author examines the causes and affects of the downturn. He reproduces the hugely influential paper, Cracking the Great Market Code; he points out Pacific Rim opportunities; he assesses government and central bank interventions and he looks to the future among changed financial systems. Above all he ties the reader to the page with sequences of literary, biblical and often musical allusions. Stories, wit, hold old-fashioned jokes litter pages which ultimately unravel an impossible complicated world and then represent it as part of a coherent philosophy.
Jonathan Ruffer, a stockbroker, first predicted this disaster in 2004 and called time on the boom in the Autumn of 2006. As Charles Moore said: " If Mr Brown only got there a few weeks ago, he has not been reading Mr RufferA".