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What's a hedge fund?
 
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There's a lot of confusion about what a hedge fund actually is these days. Here's a short and basic explainer. ► SUBSCRIBE to our channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos I should add that's its not entirely correct to say that hedge funds are completely unregulated. They are subject to some rules, but they are much less regulated than most other investment types. FOLLOW MARKETPLACE: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/marketplaceapm Twitter - https://twitter.com/Marketplace Instagram - https://instagram.com/marketplaceapm
Views: 235927 Marketplace APM
Repo 105
 
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Its the title of a dubious financing transaction that Lehman Brothers used in 2008 to make its balance sheet look healthier than it really was. Paddy Hirsch takes a stab at explaining how Repo 105 worked. Hear more about the fallout of the Lehman report at Marketplace: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/12/pm-weekly-wrap-q/ Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 57164 Marketplace APM
Hostile takeovers explained
 
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We all know what a takeover is. That's when one company agrees to be bought by another. But what happens when companies don't agree and the takeover goes hostile? Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 83833 Marketplace APM
The difference between bonds, notes and bills
 
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So much government debt! But what's the difference between the Treasury's bills, notes and bonds? Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 113408 Marketplace APM
The National: 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' live studio recording
 
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Watch an exclusive video performance of "Bloodbuzz Ohio" by The National, performed at their recording studio in Rhinebeck, N.Y., for Marketplace from American Public Media.
Views: 126885 Marketplace APM
Private equity explained
 
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Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It's the technique they use that makes them special, as Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 148429 Marketplace APM
Quantitative easing explained
 
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If the whole idea of Quantitative Easing is confusing to you, you are not alone. Paddy Hirsch breaks it down in this economic explainer. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos To understand QE it's important to understand that it essentially entails the Fed buying bonds to keep interest rates down, encourage lending and stimulate the economy. If the Fed does reduce bond buying short-term interest rates will likely rise. But the Fed doesn’t want the public to think that the Fed is raising the official interest rate. This is really difficult for the Fed because the point of bond buying is to keep interest rates low. Therefore it's logical that by buying fewer bonds the interest rates would go up.
Views: 337820 Marketplace APM
ETFs explained
 
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ETFs, or exchange traded funds, are one of the most successful financial innovations of the last decade or so. Investors love them, because they help with one of the most important tenets of investing: diversification. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 47807 Marketplace APM
How the banks make the big bucks
 
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We keep hearing that the banks aren't lending. The truth is they are lending and making a lot of money doing it, thanks in large part to one very special borrower. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 138085 Marketplace APM
CLOs
 
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Collateralized loan obligations are back! Paddy Hirsch explains what CLOs are, and why they're important. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 45351 Marketplace APM
Dark pools explained
 
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Dark pools are exchanges where people trade stocks anonymously. Paddy Hirsch explains how they work, and why the SEC is considering regulating them. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 65287 Marketplace APM
Understanding the yield curve
 
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You read about it a lot in the business pages, and it sounds super complicated. But the yield curve is dead easy to read. Especially if you've every played chutes and ladders (or, snakes and ladders in the UK). Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 61043 Marketplace APM
Hostile Takeovers, explained
 
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When the board of a company declines an invitation to be acquired, sometimes ya gotta go hostile. Here's how it works. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 21840 Marketplace APM
Interest rates explained
 
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Confused about the theory of how interest rates can affect economic growth? Paddy Hirsch is here with a handy analogy. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 73547 Marketplace APM
What is a Yield Curve?
 
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If you've been following what the Federal Reserve is doing with the interest rate, you have probably heard them talk about the yield curve. Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what the curve is and what happens if it gets flattened. For more stories: marketplace.org/whiteboard Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 62308 Marketplace APM
How a stock buyback works
 
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Companies often buy their shares back from the market. Here's Paddy Hirsch with why and how they do it. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 29459 Marketplace APM
Fannie, Freddie and the Fed
 
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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. Paddy Hirsch explains why. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 58486 Marketplace APM
The 'repo' market explained
 
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Paddy Hirsch explains why the repurchase (or repo) market is vital part of the financial system, and why the government is considering changes to it. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 91969 Marketplace APM
A look inside hedge funds
 
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Hedge funds used to occupy a dark, undisturbed corner of the financial world, but over the last year they've been thrown under the spotlight. Still, many people don't know exactly what hedge funds are, or what hedging actually means. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 584057 Marketplace APM
Derivatives explained
 
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Credit default swaps? They're complicated -- and scary! The receipt you get when you pre-order your Thanksgiving turkey? Not so much. But they have a lot in common -- they're both derivatives. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 313009 Marketplace APM
Leveraging and deleveraging
 
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Leveraging or borrowing has been cited as one of the contributors to the financial crisis. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how the move to deleverage or reduce debt is prompting wild market swings and concerns about deflation. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 73372 Marketplace APM
How credit cards become asset-backed bonds
 
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Mortgages aren't the only financial instruments that get turned into securities. Paddy Hirsch explains how companies make money by buying credit card debt and bundling it. More coverage of the financial crisis is at marketplace.org/financialcrisis Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 41540 Marketplace APM
Fiscal and Monetary Policy explained
 
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Often conflated, often confused, fiscal and monetary policies take very different approaches to influence the economy. And use two very different departments: the government and the Fed. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 123068 Marketplace APM
What is a junk bond?
 
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Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, "junk" bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they're extremely useful. Sometimes. Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is. For more Whiteboard: www.marketplace.org/whiteboard Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos Follow Marketplace: @mktplaceradio Follow Paddy Hirsch: @paddyhirsch
Views: 38440 Marketplace APM
What's a dark pool?
 
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A dark pool is a private exchange between buyer and seller. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 14185 Marketplace APM
Beware the carry trade!
 
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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. Paddy Hirsch explains how the carry trade works, and why some people are worried about its return to the markets. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 23782 Marketplace APM
How does a stock split work?
 
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How does a stock split work? Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 48711 Marketplace APM
Re-hypothecation
 
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The term Re-hypothecation came up a lot during the MF Global meltdown. It's quite a common term in the securities market -- but what does it mean? Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos Follow Paddy Hirsch on Twitter: @paddyhirsch More Whiteboard: www.marketplace.org/whiteboard
Views: 17846 Marketplace APM
SEC goes after Goldman
 
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Lots of people are puzzling through the SECs fraud allegations against Goldman Sachs, trying to work out how it allegedly committed fraud. The way Paddy Hirsch sees it, its a bit like a bookie and gambler teaming up to fix a horse race. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 31134 Marketplace APM
Capital structure explained
 
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In stories about the auto companies and the banks, we've been hearing a lot about debt-to-equity swaps, and exchanging preferred shares for common stock. To get how those swaps work, you first need to understand a company's capital structure. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 135023 Marketplace APM
Bankers go head to head over Tier 1 capital
 
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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. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 42067 Marketplace APM
The Uptick Rule
 
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Bankers have been debating bringing back the uptick rule for months, if not years. This week the debate made it to Capitol Hill. Paddy Hirsch gives a quick and dirty explanation of what the uptick rule is, and why it could be reinstated. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 22261 Marketplace APM
Untangling credit default swaps
 
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When the analysts and experts talk about the current financial crisis, they often refer to credit default swaps. So, what exactly is a credit default swap? Paddy Hirsch goes to the whiteboard for this explanation. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 40173 Marketplace APM
Shadow banking explained
 
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The shadow banking system is a key component of the U.S. economy, but the financial crisis has frozen it solid. Paddy Hirsch explains what shadow banking is and why it's important enough to warrant its own bailout, called the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, or TALF. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 117846 Marketplace APM
Deflation, explained
 
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Deflation: also known as falling prices. Falling prices may sound like a good thing - stuff gets cheaper. But fall too far, and they can cause a lot of pain, as this short video explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 19699 Marketplace APM
Counterparty risk
 
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Europe is teetering on the edge of a credit crisis, and markets all around the world are tumbling as investors worry about contagion. Its all about banks not trusting each other, as Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 41897 Marketplace APM
How can dollar stores still sell things for a dollar?
 
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Dollar stores aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving. How is that possible? ► SUBSCRIBE to our channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos In this episode of I’ve Always Wondered, Marketplace’s Reema Khrais explains how dollar stores can still sell things for a dollar – and how the Great Recession helped create a lot more customers for dollar stores across the country. I’ve Always Wondered is a Marketplace series that answers your questions about the world we live in, why the economy works the way it does, and why it all matters. ► What do Michelin tires have to do with fine dining? - https://youtu.be/0ZhmmqLfwJE ► How did banks get "too big to fail"? - https://youtu.be/-xjAmbqjePo ► Why does Wall Street still need humans? - https://youtu.be/Uqv634REdMI Because if you’re like us, you’ve got a lot of questions about the small, simple, brilliant and ubiquitous things in the world of business. We’re here to answer them for you, in our most popular series that’s generated by you – our audience. Suggest something you’ve always wanted to know in the comments below. FOLLOW MARKETPLACE: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/marketplaceapm Twitter - https://twitter.com/Marketplace Instagram - https://instagram.com/marketplaceapm
Views: 10333 Marketplace APM
The difference between the stock market and the economy
 
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When the stock market is doing well, a lot of people assume the economy must be doing well, too. But the stock market and the economy are not the same thing, as this short video explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 8014 Marketplace APM
Inflation explained
 
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Most economists agree that inflation of about 2% or 3% annually is a natural function of a growing economy. But people are worried government stimulus measures could spark much higher inflation. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 195950 Marketplace APM
Where do student loans go?
 
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Many student loans aren't usually held by lenders. Instead, they end up in SLABS - student loan asset backed securities. Here's how they work. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 8301 Marketplace APM
Mark to market
 
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There's a debate in financial circles over whether banks are unfairly penalized by the requirement that they mark to market their holdings. Paddy Hirsch explains what that term means. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 61975 Marketplace APM
Market Correction
 
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This short video explains what a correction in the market means. A correction is a short-term downward movement in the market. It's usually quite painful, but it shouldn't be confused with a bear market. That's a whole different animal. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 11786 Marketplace APM
Ratings conflict
 
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Ratings agencies are paid by the sellers of the securities they rate. Critics say there's a conflict of interest there. Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 7793 Marketplace APM
What's an index fund?
 
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What's an index fund? Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 10705 Marketplace APM
How a poison pill works
 
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Companies that don't want to be taken over by a competitor often use something called a poison pill. It's not the target company that swallows the pill: it's the buyer. Here's how it works. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 20476 Marketplace APM
Shadow banking: still big, still dangerous
 
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The part of the financial system that lends the most money to Americans remains almost untouched by regulation. It's shadow banking, as Paddy Hirsch explains. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 39529 Marketplace APM
The name's Bond. Eurobond.
 
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Europeans are worried that countries like Italy and Greece, struggling with heavy debts, could fail, and threaten the Euro. Their solution -- a Eurobond. Paddy Hirsch explains what a Eurobond is, and why some people don't like the idea. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 14644 Marketplace APM
Surplus v Deficit
 
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What's a trade deficit? It's when the amount you spend on purchases is greater than the amount you make from selling your own stuff. Sound familiar? Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 10662 Marketplace APM
What is an Activist Investor, exactly?
 
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Activist investors love to grab headlines. But what do they do, exactly? Here's Paddy Hirsch with a short explainer. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 5970 Marketplace APM
Crisis explainer
 
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Paddy Hirsch gives a bubbly explanation of the intricacies of collateralized debt obligations - those same financial instruments that got us into this financial mess. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/user/marketplacevideos
Views: 11674 Marketplace APM

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