What’s a hedge fund?
What does yield mean?
What is preferred stock?
When traders use the term long or short, what do they mean?
How swaps work – the absolute basics
What’s a Senior Secured Loan?
What is a high-yield bond?
How student loans become bundled into bonds
What is the yield curve, and how does it work?
How a spinoff works
What is a correction?
What’s an exit strategy?
What is the FDIC?
What does a market maker do?
How to value a company
The Collar, explained
Net Neutrality, explained.
How hostile takeovers work
Net Neutrality – what all the fuss is about
How Herd Immunity works
Dark Pools – what happens here stays here. They hope.
Why the stock market and economy aren’t the same.
The difference between a surplus and a deficit
Dollar Cost Averaging, explained
Corporate Guidance, explained
How does an index fund work?
The Wealth Effect
How to get rich using the magic of compound interest
How borrowing can make you rich
The charitable tax deduction
Writedown. It’s not a good thing.
The root cause of the financial crisis: the CDO
What turns debt into a toxic asset?
What happen to all the loans that banks make?
QE. It’s not a ship, it’s a monetary policy.
Over the counter – the other place to trade
Mark-to-market: the reason your asset may not be worth what you think it is
It’s the call you’ve been dreading – the margin call!
Hedge funds are not the evil dwarves of the financial services industry
Leverage, and deleverage. A simple explainer
Credit default swaps, or CDS, explained
What’s a bad bank?
Explaining the financial crisis
Tangible Common Equity. What the…?
Shadow banking, explained
The Repo market, explained
How high frequency trading works
Understanding collateral calls
How private equity works
How the FHA works
Why European banks depend on the dollar
Why Europeans (and everyone else) want dollars
How banks turn junk into gold
The Yield Curve, explained
Secured vs unsecured
Proprietary trading, explained
What is LIBOR?
Insider trading, explained
How exchanges work
What’s in a blind trust?
Initial public offerings, or IPOs, explained
Short selling, explained
What’s a junk bond?
Exposure – it’s not always a bad thing
The difference between fiscal and monetary policy
What companies do with all that cash
Bank capital requirements, explained
Flat Money, explained
What’s a haircut?
Explaining the debt ceiling