Global Investing

Explaining the credit crisis

March 23, 2009

Los Angeles-based designer Jonathan Jarvis has created a great animated video explaining the credit crisis, produced as his part of his thesis at the Art Center College of Design:

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The new wrong

February 26, 2009

Most hedge funds agree that the credit crisis has thrown up some interesting assets at bargain-basement prices, particularly in credit markets.

Bowling for Whistleblowers

February 17, 2009

Attention Wall Street whistleblowers: your banking job might be at risk, but here’s your shot at Hollywood stardom.

Moldova — ultimate crisis-proof country?

January 23, 2009

It’s the poorest country in Europe and its main export is alcohol but it can still beat the world’s largest economy when it comes to financial muscle. Yes you’ve guessed it, Moldova trumps the United States in the Banker magazine’s 2009 World Financial Health Index.

A riot of a recession

November 7, 2008

Every month, the financial services company State Street studies the trillions of dollars in institutional investor money it looks after as custodian and tries to gauge where things stand. Over the years, it has come up with a map consisting of five different regimes, or moods, to reflect this. They range from the bullish “Liquidity Abounds” in which investors buy equities and focus on growth, to the uber-risk averse “Riot Point”.

It’s nickel and dime time for banks

October 13, 2008

Belt-tightening measuresIt’s nickel and dime time for banks as they come under pressure to cut costs in order to survive the worst financial crisis in 80 years.

Investing with Dante

October 10, 2008

You know things are bad on financial markets when an investment research note starts talking about Dante‘s visit to the nine circles of Hell with tormented lustful souls and gluttons living in filthy slush.

Explaining the credit crisis

October 8, 2008


Whether it’s on or during the presidential debates, one of the most vexing aspects of the financial crisis is that it’s difficult to explain in simple terms. Nevertheless, the problems that began in subprime mortgages have rippled outwards for more than a year, not only taking out storied names like Lehman Brothers but affecting everyday people far removed from the world of Wall Street.