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Help us break down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand analogies. Post a comment below with an idea for the topic of our next Whiteboard video and you could win a signed copy of Paddy Hirsch's new book "Man vs. Markets"

People who know me know I love two things: Explaining stuff to people and getting stuff for free. So it gives me great pleasure to combine these two loves by explaining to you how you how you can get something from me for free.

And that free thing is... a copy of my new book, Man vs. Markets. It explains all the basics and some of the not-so-basics about the financial system. Think of it as one of my Whiteboard videos on paper – with a fancy cover.

Post a comment and you could get free stuff
All you have to do is post a comment on this page suggesting an idea for an upcoming episode of the Whiteboard. Each week starting Friday Sept. 1 and continuing for the next few months, I’ll pick one person at random who left a comment and send them a signed copy of my book. And I’ll use your best ideas for future Whiteboard videos.

So post your comments with ideas – we need them, because without ideas, there’ll be no Whiteboards, and that could leave us all very badly needing a drink!

About the author

Paddy Hirsch is a Senior Editor at Marketplace and the creator and host of the Marketplace Whiteboard. Follow Paddy on Twitter @paddyhirsch and on facebook at www.facebook.com/paddyhirsch101

Help us break down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand analogies. Post a comment below with an idea for the topic of our next Whiteboard video and you could win a signed copy of Paddy Hirsch's new book "Man vs. Markets"

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Please explain how the jobs numbers work and where the data comes from. When they say 5 million jobs have been created is that a net gain? Does it take into account all the jobs we have lost during the same period?

Can you explain the relationship between the increase of gas prices at the pump, elections, and the rumor or creation o wars on foreign land.
It seems to me that these three are link together, but I do not know how.
Thank you.

Dear Sir,

Would love to have your book! Please explain the role of a reserve currency and its implication on worldwide economies

thanks for your work, cheers

Could you please explain ETFs, their role in the smooth functioning of the market and why 'breaking the buck' foretells their doom?

Could you please explain ETFs, their role in the smooth functioning of the market and why 'breaking the buck' foretells their doom?

Explain how geopolitical volatility in the Middle East affects oil prices!

Or, how the fear premium (talk of war, economic sanctions, etc.) and speculation affects the prices of oil futures!

Explain the effects of austerity on Greece!

Thanks for your great interest in learning via sharing. I would like to understand on Impact of China's investments in USA. If China stops investing in USA,will that impact USA market ?

I just watched the video explaining fiscal cliff. It is simply brilliant. I'd love to see an explanation on the following personal investment topics that end in "Funds"

a) Mutual Funds
b) Stock Funds, Bond Funds, Commodity Funds, Currency Funds?
c) Exchange Traded Funds
d) Index Funds (How is an Index Calculated)
e) Hedge Funds

Thanks a ton.

I'd love to see a whiteboard about Bitcoin. What is is and why it is different. And why it could very well be leaving many very much in need of a drink. [flip.... clank]

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