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VIDEO: Quantitative Easing Explained

Nov 16, 2010
What does that mean? What does that mean? What does that mean? QE2 explained. Sort of! Created by: Omid Malekan
Posted In: quantitative easing, video

Uncle Ben goes shopping

Oct 7, 2010
The Federal Reserve is trying to stimulate the economy by buying billions of dollars worth of bonds from banks. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how that's supposed to work.
Posted In: Federal Reserve

A little help here, please

Oct 6, 2010
So, I've been racking my brain to find a good and simple way to explain the relationship between the Fed and the Treasury. And it turns out I may...
Posted In: The Fed, treasury

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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Financial mysteries explained! Watch the latest video explaining capital adequacy requirements in Paddy Hirsch's Whiteboard series.