Posts Tagged ‘financial markets’

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    How the Fed Helped Harley

    Dec 8, 10 • 110 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Financial Markets, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Have you ever thought about how, every month or every week, businesses have money for paychecks? One answer is commercial paper. It is amazing that commercial paper is central to so much economic activity and few people have even heard of it. Simply defined,...

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    Preventing a ‘Flash Crash’

    Aug 21, 10 • 113 Views • Businesses, International Trade and Finance, RegulationNo Comments

    Do you remember the ‘flash crash‘? On Thursday, May 6, for close to 20 minutes, markets everywhere wildly fluctuated.  It began at 2:23 when certain stock prices started moving oddly. With Apple trading at approximately $250 a share, at 2:44,...

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    The Ten Best Money Movies

    Apr 1, 10 • 100 Views • Entertainment, Financial Markets, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    From a Forbes.com, 2006 reader survey, the 10 best money movies: Wall Street (1987; 35% of votes) Trading Places (1983; 10% of votes) The Sting (1973; 6% of votes) Ocean’s Eleven (1960; 5% of votes) Boiler Room (2000; 5% of votes) It’s a Mad Mad...