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Sep 1, 2010
The SEC said it will not seek fraud charges against the ratings agency Moody's for claims that it inflated ratings on some European debt just before the financial crisis. Plus, watch a video explainer on how ratings agencies get paid by the companies they rate.
Aug 6, 2010
With interest rates in the U.S. at historic lows, some economists are worried that Americans involved in the carry trade could drive down the value of the dollar. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how the carry trade works, and why some people are worried about its return to the markets.
Jul 30, 2010
Tier 1 capital is the money that's at the core of every bank. But, like everything else in banking, it's subject to definition, and bankers still can't agree on the terms. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
Jul 22, 2010
I like getting mail from people who listen to the show and watch the Whiteboards. They make great suggestions, and good points about presentation....
Jul 21, 2010
The part of the financial system that lends the most money to America remains almost untouched by regulation. It's shadow banking, as Paddy Hirsch explains.
Jul 12, 2010
The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to make equity markets safer by pushing market makers to tighten up their standards, and stop making so-called stub quotes. Paddy Hirsch explains.
Jun 24, 2010
Pressure from the US may have pushed China to unpeg its currency from the dollar this week. But how did that peg work in the first place? Paddy Hirsch explains.
May 28, 2010
The Volcker rule is a cornerstone of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul. But what is it? Paddy Hirsch explains in this video from 2010.
May 14, 2010
Investor lawsuits over failed bank investments are becoming more commonplace. As Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains in the latest from his Whiteboard series, it all comes down to a little thing called fiduciary.