Observation Deck

 

Observation Deck
September 01, 2008
An agent is a person or business that acts on behalf of another entity. In the case of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (let's call them the "the twins" for expediency's sake), that "other entity" is the U.S. government.
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Observation Deck
August 01, 2008
What's a broker to do? Faced with zero client appetite for their high-payout products such as mortgage backed and auction rate securities, the broker business suddenly isn't what it used to be.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2008
The financial market events since last summer have raised the question "What's the next shoe to drop?"
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Observation Deck
June 02, 2008
Money market funds (MMFs) have been around for over 35 years and are a very popular, relatively low-risk place for investors to park their cash during uncertain times.
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Observation Deck
May 01, 2008
The credibility of the London Interbank Offered Rate, otherwise known as LIBOR, as key benchmark rate for the financial system has been under scrutiny of late and may have gone unnoticed if it wasn't for the Federal Reserve.
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Observation Deck
April 01, 2008
Since taking the helm at the Fed in January 2006, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been under fire.
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Observation Deck
March 03, 2008
"I was gambling in Havana, I took a little risk Send lawyers, guns and money Dad, get me out of this..." Warren Zevon, <i>Lawyers, Guns, and Money</i>
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Observation Deck
February 01, 2008
Stagflation: [stag-fley-shuhn n.] sluggish economic growth coupled with a high rate of inflation and unemployment.
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Observation Deck
January 01, 2008
In recent months, many financial institutions have been forced to write down their subprime and other investments as the valuations for these securities have steadily declined.
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