Posts filed under “Video”

Betting On the U.S. Election

With the U.S. presidential election drawing to a close, who are the rest of the world betting on to win? Election pools are thriving around the world.

Category: Markets, Politics, Video

Dallas Fed Pres Richard Fisher: Economy May Slump Through 2009

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher talks about efforts by the Fed to add liquidity to financial markets, the outlook for the U.S. economy, Fed monetary policy and the central bank’s independence

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00:00 “Tight” credit conditions, impact on economy
01:19 “Blocked” credit system, Fed interest rates
02:32 “Irrational fear”; risks to growth, inflation
04:55 Outlook for economy, inflation; deflation
07:29 U.S. fiscal policy, Fed quantitative easing
10:10 Potential to reignite inflation, Fed rates
10:53 Outlook for emerging markets, global economy
12:03 Global financial market regulation; summit
14:08 Next U.S. president’s Fed appointments
14:43 Impact of rescue efforts on Fed independence

Running time 16:18

Excerpt:

Tight credit conditions may keep the U.S. economy in a slump through the end of next year, while inflation pressures have disappeared, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said.

“My forecast is I don’t see any economic growth through 2009,” Fisher said in a Bloomberg Television interview. “The credit crisis reached up and grabbed the throat of the global economy and choked off economic growth.”

Fisher supported the Fed’s decision last week to cut its benchmark interest rate to 1 percent in an effort to revive credit and keep a self-reinforcing decline in consumer spending and bank lending from triggering a global recession. In earlier votes, he had dissented five times because of concern over accelerating inflation.

Plunging commodity prices, including a more than 50 percent decline in the cost of oil, are likely to prompt declines in prices for a few months, Fisher said. Inflation pressures “vaporized” in September as the credit crisis worsened, he said.

Inflation has “screeched to a halt,” Fisher said. “I am not worried about that now. The issue presently is to get the credit system working again.”

Sources:
Fed’s Fisher Says U.S. Economy May Slump Through 2009
Steve Matthews and Kathleen Hays
Bloomberg, Nov. 3 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aKhMlVl1HI9M

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Markets, Video

Santoli: Stocks Outlook for November

Barron’s Mike Santoli gives his market outlook for November. (Nov. 3)

Category: Economy, Markets, Video

60 Minutes: McCain and Obama

Senator John McCain tells Scott Pelley his plan to solve the economic crisis

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October 30, 2008

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Senator Barack Obama describes to Steve Kroft his plan for an economic recovery.

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October 29, 2008

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Economy, Markets, Video

Paul Volcker on Charlie Rose

The Federal Reserve has taken extraordinary emergency measures in response to the current financial turmoil. Paul Volcker, former Fed chairman and one of the most respected figures on the economy, discusses the collapse of Bear Stearns and the role the central bank has played.

March 19, 2008

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Video

Calomiris: U.S. Rescue Plan Should Aid Homeowners

Charles Calomiris, a professor at Columbia University, talks about Federal Reserve monetary policy, the government’s financial-rescue package, the outlook for the U.S. housing market and trade policy.

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00:00 Fed “firing on all cylinders”; global economy
02:16 Outlook for credit markets, U.S. economy
04:21 Regulation of financials; government rescue
09:46 Outlook for housing market; securitization
14:33 Trade policy under an Obama administration
16:23 U.S. trade deficit; dollar; regulation needs
Running time 21:57

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Source:
Calomiris Says U.S. Rescue Plan Should Aid Homeowners: Video
Bloomberg, October 31, 2008 13:38 EDT

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a2j7aQJ3fKVc

Category: Bailouts, Real Estate, Video

Bush’s Push For Deregulation

In the final months of his administration, Pres. Bush and his aides are requesting a series of regulation changes ranging from issues concerning the environment to the economy:

CBS Sunday Morning:


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Nov. 1, 2008

Category: Legal, Regulation, Taxes and Policy, Television, Video

Roubini: More Trouble Coming for S&P

Nouriel Roubini, the New York University professor who predicted the current financial crisis in 2006, talks with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar and Ellen Braitman in New York about the U.S. economy, outlook for the equity market and Federal Reserve monetary policy.

00:00 Recession outlook, financial market crisis
01:48 Stock market valuations, performance
02:58 Impact of U.S. recession on emerging markets
03:31 Fed forecast, Libor; consumer confidence
06:17 Outlook for economy, financial markets
Running time 07:22


Source:

Roubini Says S&P May Fall 30% More Over 2-Year Recession: Video
Bloomberg, Oct. 29 2008

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aSUB75X4jS6U

Category: Economy, Markets, Video

Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

Nova discusses fractals, and the significance for various disciplines, such as Physics, mathematics and even markets:

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In five parts:

FRACTAL BASICS
They’re odd-looking shapes you may never have heard of, but they’re everywhere around you—the jagged repeating forms called fractals. If you know what to look for, you can find them in the clouds, in mountains, even inside the human body.
running time 11:36

THE MANDELBROT SET
In 1958, Benoit Mandelbrot begins using computers to explore vexing problems in math. They help him to understand repeating patterns in nature in an entirely new way. He coins the term fractal to describe them and develops the Mandelbrot set in 1980.
running time 9:51

ON THE DEFENSE
Though many colleagues initially scorned Mandelbrot’s work, his mesmerizing fractal images launched a popular culture fad. More importantly, his book The Fractal Geometry of Nature explained how his ideas could be applied in the real world. Mandelbrot’s ideas inspire an ever-increasing number of applications, including the fractal antenna.
running time 10:40

FRACTALS IN THE BODY
Fractal patterns turn up everywhere in biology, from the irregular rhythm of the heart to basic eye function. The fractal nature of such physiological processes, which obey simple mathematical rules, offers hope of better diagnosis and treatment of problems as well as new insights into how such processes work.
running time 10:15

NATURE’S FRACTAL NATURE
With carbon dioxide levels around the world rising, a team of American scientists travels to a rain forest in Costa Rica. They employ fractal geometry to analyze how much CO2 the rain forest can absorb.
running time 7:52

(Full transcript here)

Category: Mathematics, Quantitative, Science, Video

Ben Bernanke, Please Send Me Some Green!

Hat tip: Calculated Risk

Category: Federal Reserve, Video