In the Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends. Details his innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. President of the phenomenally successful Quantum Fund, which has 4.2 billion in net assets, Soros describes his ``theory of reflexivity'' which underlies his unique investment strategies. The original edition, published in 1987 has been updated with an expanded Preface and Introduction lending Soros' timeless principles a modern context. Finally, the book features a section that details the secrets of Soros's success as told by the author. · Part One: Theory · Part Two: Historical Perspective. · Part Three: The Real-Time Experiment. · Part Four: Evaluation. · Part Five: Prescription.