The following articles chronicle the early history of hedge funds:
Loomis, Carol J., "The Jones Nobody Keeps Up With." Fortune, April 1966.
Loomis, Carol J., "Hard Times Come to the Hedge Funds." Fortune, January 1970.
The next two articles deal with more recent market history:
Cassidy, John, "Striking It Rich." The New Yorker, January 14, 2002. A very readable account of the last days of the recent bull market.
Gladwell, Malcolm, "Blowing Up." The New Yorker, April 22 and 29, 2002. A colorful account of the difference between selling options and buying options.
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