Video: Bear Stearns Bailout “Worst Fed Mistake in a Generation”

On Monday, I pointed to a WSJ article, regarding the Fed’s past head of monetary affairs comments on moves to prop up Bear Stearns.  (Bear Stearns Bailout "Worst Fed Mistake in a Generation")

Here is the video that was the basis of that article:
click for video, then select Reinhart from list

Bear Stearns Bailout "Worst Fed Mistake in a Generation"

What Lies Beyond the Credit Crunch? Part II 
AEI, April 28, 2008  2:00 PM,filter.all/event_detail.asp#

Our Overextended Fed
Vincent R. Reinhart
Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Category: Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Financial Press

Business Video

You may have noticed that I run a bit of video a few days a week on the site, usually overnight.

As part of the redesign, I am setting up a tab for Video (hence, the slow loading video won’t impact the main page). As such, I have been compiling a list of Business-related Video for the update, and this is what I came up with. 

(Have I missed anything significant?)

Video Reports:

Financial Times (FT)





Business of Innovation





Yahoo Finance Tech Ticker TV

CNN Money

New York Times

BBC tv

Fox Business


60 Minutes

CNET Video


Category: Television, Video

Media Appearance: CNN Money (04/29/08)

Category: Inflation, Media

Inflation Abounds

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation

Home Prices Fall 12.7%

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

Bear Markets Seduce Investors

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Valuation

KBH: Home Prices May Drop Another 20%

“I don’t think we’re anywhere near a bottom in housing”


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courtesy of Bloomberg



Eli Broad, a philanthropist and co- founder of KB Home, the fifth-largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, said he expects home prices to drop another 20 percent.

"I don’t think we’re anywhere near a bottom in housing,” Broad told Bloomberg TV at the Milken Institute Conference in Beverly Hills, California. "We’re going to have a big inventory of unsold, unoccupied homes that’s going to take three or four years to clear out.”

Homebuilders, hurt by banks’ stricter requirements for granting home loans and concern over the rising number of homeowners failing to pay their mortgages, have begun work on the fewest number of houses since 1991, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce."


KB Home’s Broad Says Home Prices May Drop Another 20%
Rhonda Schaffler and Bob Ivry
Bloomberg, April 28 2008

Category: Real Estate, Video

Creating Fake Alpha

Category: Corporate Management, Derivatives, Wages & Income

Bear Stearns Bailout “Worst Fed Mistake in a Generation”

Category: Federal Reserve, M&A

Read It Here First: “De-Financializing” the WSJ

Category: Financial Press