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.
The Federal Reserve said this week it will no longer buy mortgage backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Some people worry mortgage rates could rise as a result. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why.
The Federal Housing Administration is being criticized for underwriting subprime loans, which critics say could lead to another wave of loan failures. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains subprime lending and its inherent risks.