Saturday, October 3, 2009

The difference between treasury bills, notes and bonds

We have all heard about government debt. In this video Marketplace senior editor Paddy Hirsch explains the difference between the Treasury's bills, notes and bonds.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Video about how naked short selling works

In this finance video Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how short selling works, including naked short selling. He doesn't explain how you make a trade, but how short selling works in general.

Introductionary video about treasuries

In this video you get an introdution to investing your money in US Treasuries. A very safe investment, but also with a low return. A personal finance option to consider, just as big institutions and courntries make these kind of safe investments.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Learning to let go - Investor psychology

If you've ever found it difficult to let go of a lousy investment, WSJ's personal finance columnist Jason Zweig has some tips for you. He tells Cybele Weisser why it's hard to part ways and what you can do to break that attachment. Very basic investor psychology advice, but extremly valuable to actually follow.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Short selling - How it works

This 5 minute video explains how individuals can buy and short sell stocks, i.e. profit when the price goes down.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

CDSs explained

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? Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch goes to the whiteboard for this explanation.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

CDOs explained

Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch gives a bubbly explanation of the intricacies of “collateralized debt obligations” – those financial instruments that got us into this financial mess.