Posts filed under “Video”

Jon Stewart on Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers talks with comedian Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW since 1999, about how faking the news can reveal more of the truth than all of the Sunday-morning talk shows put together.

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Bill Moyers talks with Jon Stewart

April 27, 2007

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Category: Video

Smart Money 30 Video

I did a video interview with Smart Money a few months ago — warning that the credit and financial crisis about to get a lot worse — and by the time they were ready to post it, the Dow had already plummeted 2000 points (or as its been known around here lately, Tuesday).

They had me come in and reshoot another 4 minutes worth:

Jeez, look at my eyes . . .  I have to stop smoking those big fatties in the car on the way to these things. Visine no longer seems to do the trick! (heh)


Hat tip George at Agoracom

Category: Markets, Quantitative, Video

Nouriel Roubini on Charlie Rose

Roubini has a nice long chat with Charlie Rose . . .

See also Roubini on Bloomberg TV

Roubini Sees Worst Recession in 40 Years, Stock Drop
Eric Martin and Rhonda Schaffler
Bloomberg, Oct. 14 2008

Category: Economy, Video

Media Appearance: Power Lunch (10/15/08)



I will be on Powerlunch from 1:15 to 2pm today, discussing the markets, bailout/rescue plan, Bernake testimony, and all things crisis related:

1. The new Bailout price tag is $2.25 Trillion Dollars

2. Ben Bernanke speech on why he took this job and WTF did he get himself into Stabilizing the Financial Markets and the Economy;

3. Paulson’s reversal regarding bank capital injections comes after a long period of underestimating the problem;

4. Regardless, we still have to deal with a nasty recession;

5. Something about the election/debate is likely to come up.

Should be fun . . .


There were 3 video segments;

The 1st segment, starts at about 3:30.

2nd segment is about markets in general starting at the 1:50.

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3rd segment has a Dennis Kneale mea culpa, and our buy call.


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Airtime: Wed. Oct. 15 2008 | :50:0 08 ET

Discussing today’s market action, with Barry Ritholtz, director of equity research at Fusion IQ

Category: Media, Video

Video: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb angry with economists. The interviewer was just a journalist clueless about his ideas but he got them across anyway by ignoring her questions 

See also:
Taleb’s `Black Swan’ Investors Post Gains as Markets Take Dive
Stephanie Baker
Bloomberg, Oct. 14, 2008

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Video

Video: Treasury’s Kashkari on Rescue Plan

Comments on the details of the rescue plan, with Neel Kashkari, Treasury Dept. assistant secretary

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See Also:
Kashkari Leaps From Obscurity to Lead Role in U.S. Bank Rescue
Robert Schmidt and Rebecca Christie
Bloomberg, Oct. 14 2008

Treasury to Invest in `Healthy’ Banks, Kashkari Says
Rebecca Christie and Robert Schmidt
Bloomberg, Oct. 13 2008

U.S. Investing $250 Billion in Banks    
NYT, October 13, 2008

Category: Bailouts, Video

1929 MovieTone News on Stock Market Crash

The Country is Fundamentally Sound; ‘Don’t Panic, Stocks are Safe!’

Economist Professor Irving Fischer explains that the stock market crashed due to high expectations- not high stock prices. Too many speculators were playing the stocks with borrowed money, resulting in a run on the banks. 80 years later, the banks are speculating with borrowed money and investors are running away from them.


Did You Ever Lose a Million Bucks?

Take a tip from Margaret Shotwell who dispenses advice after losing 1 million dollars in the Wall Street stock market crash on Black Friday, October 28, 1929. Her only possessions are her piano and chinchilla fur


Regulation Will Destroy Capitalism 

Richard Whitney, President of the New York Stock Exchange, warns of the risks both to country and to capitalism posed by government regulators in the form of the the National Securities Exchange Act. This almost four full years before he was sent to Sing Sing Prison for embezzlement 


Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Trading, Video

Paul Volcker on Charlie Rose

Fascinating, long form discussion between Charlie Rose and Paul Volcker. Yet another example of using television to elucidiate ideas, rather than yelling and bumper sticker foolishness.

Hat tip Paul

Paul Volcker on Charlie Rose
October 9, 2008 2008

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Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Markets, Psychology, Video

George Soros on Markets (Bill Moyers)

Bill Moyers talks with George Soros about the global capital meltdown, how he saw it coming, and what can be done now.

This is a fascinating, long form discussion between two smart people. It is a great example if using television to elucidiate ideas,
discuss fact, ideas, opinions in an intelligent fashion.

I’ve been finding that Bill Moyers and Charlie Rose are an antidote for the usual bensteinery on business television…


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Bill Moyers Journal
PBS, October 10, 2008

Market Fundamentalism and the Madness of Crowds   
October 10, 2008 12:45 PM

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Category: Markets, Trading, Video

60 Minutes on the Financial Storm

On Friday Congress finally passed – and President Bush signed into law – a financial rescue package in which the taxpayers will buy up Wall Street’s bad investments.

The numbers are staggering, but they don’t begin to explain the greed and incompetence that created this mess.

It began with a terrible bet that was magnified by reckless borrowing, complex securities, and a vast, unregulated shadow market worth nearly $60 trillion that hid the risks until it was too late to do anything about them.

And as correspondent Steve Kroft reports, it’s far from being over.


Watch CBS Videos Online


A Look At Wall Street’s Shadow Market: How Some Arcane Wall Street Financial Instruments Magnified Economic Crisis 
CBS 60 Minutes, Oct. 5, 2008



Category: Credit, Derivatives, Television, Video