Posts filed under “Video”

Nassim Taleb: Portfolio Theory is ‘Hogwash’

Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” talks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene and Ken Prewitt about quantitative finance, the failings of business schools and his investment strategy.

Nassim Taleb Says Portfolio Theory is `Hogwash’
Bloomberg, Nov. 7 2008

Category: Markets, Video

Broke: The New America Dream

I have a few brief cameos in Michael Covel’s new documentary:


Mike’s site is here

Category: Economy, Film, Markets, Video

Ron Paul on Global Economic Summit

The Congressman discusses the G-20 summit taking place in Washington this weekend that will address the global monetary system.

Hat tip Lew Rockwell

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Video

Baron Von Moneypants

Amusing Daily Show video on the original bailout:

I suspect this entire bailout is going to look embarrassing in the near future.

Category: Bailouts, Video

Mortgage Mess

Once again we’re closing the barn door after the horse is out and gone. In Washington, the Federal Reserve has finally acted to stop some of the predatory lending that exploited people’s need for money. And like Rip Van Winkle, Congress is finally waking up from a long doze under the warm sun of free market economics. But it’s waking to a nightmare.

Meanwhile, the Feds’ clamp-down on predatory lending has come too late for millions of Americans who have already lost their homes. The pain for them is real. They’re hurting badly, and so are their communities. You can see the whole picture in one neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Producer Peter Meryash and correspondent Rick Karr take us there.

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Mortgage Mess
Bill Moyers
PBS, July 18, 2008

Category: Credit, Real Estate, Video

Who Gets Bailed Out Next?

Paulson will now use half of rescue plan for consumer loans; Democrats want help for car makers struggling to survive; Lawmakers, economists differ on bailout for car makers; Analysis by Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D) Ohio.

Via Bloomberg

Category: Bailouts, Markets, Video

Faber: Corporate Bonds `More Attractive’ Than Stocks

This was from Monday:

Marc Faber, managing director of Marc Faber Ltd. and publisher of the “Gloom, Boom & Doom Report,” and Charles Maxwell, an analyst for Weeden & Co., talk with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox in New York about the outlook for the U.S. economy and stock market, Federal Reserve monetary policy and commodity prices. (Source: Bloomberg)

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00:00 Faber: “oversold” stocks and “possible” rally
01:13 Faber: corporate bond market, defaults
04:24 Faber: “unusual” asset prices; auto industry
07:25 Faber: “L” shaped recession: recovery outlook
08:34 Faber: Fed policy, lending, commodities
10:31 Maxwell: oil prices, investment strategy
11:30 Faber: demand for commodities, exploration
13:17 Maxwell: “time lag” in energy prices
15:14 Guests: outlook for Dubai real estate


Faber Says Corporate Bonds `More Attractive’ Than Stocks: Video
Pimm Fox
Bloomberg, November 10, 2008 18:31 EST

Category: Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Trading, Video

Paulson Defends Federal Financial Rescue Effort

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson defended the changes made to the $700 billion rescue plan aimed at helping consumers. He told the NewsHour he never expected it to lead to a quick recovery of bank lending.

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Interview Transcript

Category: Bailouts, Markets, Video

Should The Govt Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

The Onion asks, Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

Category: Bailouts, Video

U.S. in Worst Part of the Recession

The U.S. economy is in the midst of the worst part of the recession, according to economists polled in the latest Wall Street Journal survey. WSJ’s Kelsey Hubbard sits down with colleague Phil Izzo to discuss the outlook.

via WSJ

Category: Economy, Employment, Video