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Why the Fed is buying back Treasuries and how that helps

Sep 1, 2010
Here's an email I got earllier this week:...
Posted In: stimulus, The Fed, Treasuries
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Beware the carry trade!

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.
Posted In: dollar, interest rates
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Bankers go head to head over Tier 1 capital

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.
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Good point, Sue

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....
Posted In: letter
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Shadow banking: still big, still dangerous

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.
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Market makers, stub quotes and new SEC rules

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.
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Currency pegs

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.
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'Casino' banks targeted in Volcker Rule

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.
Posted In: Volcker Rule
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Whiteboard: Investors sue banks over fiduciary responsibility

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.
Posted In: Investing
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Whiteboard: Counterparty risk

May 7, 2010
Europe is teetering on the edge of a credit crisis, and markets all around the world are tumbling as investors worry about contagion. It's all about banks not trusting each other, as Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

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