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What goes into the decision to create a spinoff?

Oct 9, 2015
U.S. companies are detatching parts of their operations left, right and center.
Posted In: spin-off, corporate finance, accounting, stocks
The organizations that lend student money aren't the real lenders.

Why relaxing terms on student loans could backfire

Sep 24, 2015
Letting borrowers off the hook could be bad for the whole market.
Posted In: student loans, debt, Economy, forgiveness, lending, sallies mae, whiteboard
Think of the yield curve in terms of Chutes and Ladders.

Why you should care about the yield curve

Sep 9, 2015
It reflects what investors think will happen to the economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, yield, yield curve, bonds, Treasuries, whiteboard
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City.

Stock drop highlights Rule 48 and the market makers

Aug 24, 2015
Market makers are the go-to people who keep American exchanges fine-tuned.
Posted In: markets, stocks, trading, rule 48, Investing, NYSE
Paddy Hirsch talks hedge funds.

What exactly is a hedge fund, again?

Aug 5, 2015
Refresh your memory and consider this: Most don't do well after going public.
Posted In: hedge funds, Investing, shares, IPO, Citadel, whiteboard

Why a share's price and its value might not line up

Jul 22, 2015
A company's share price doesn't necessarily always reflect its true value.
Posted In: Investing, Analysis, accounting, stock market, valuation, whiteboard

Why a Greek-style run on the banks won't happen in the U.S.

Jun 30, 2015
How do you make money safe? You insure it. That's what the FDIC does.
Posted In: FDIC, insurance, cash, banking, security, Personal Finance, Savings
Dow Jones plunges

What makes a correction

Jun 2, 2015
When the market runs too hot, stand by for a fall.
Posted In: correction, stocks, equity, markets, financial markets, trading

The all-important exit strategy, explained

May 19, 2015
Smart investors don't put their money into a venture without an exit strategy.
Posted In: exit strategy, venture capital, Investing, early-stage investing, angel, finance, IPO, acquisition, equity, shares, stock, stake



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Financial mysteries explained by Paddy Hirsch's Whiteboard series.