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Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace, the public radio business show, makes complicated financial concepts easy to understand in this entertaining, informative video series.

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Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace, the public radio business show, makes complicated financial concepts easy to understand in this entertaining, informative video series.

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BRAVO!!!!!!

By Mike from USA - Dec 10 2012
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THANK YOU FOR AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!! AND DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT STOPPIN IT!!!! )))

Currency devaluation

By Hank1983 - Dec 28 2010
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These podcasts are excellent. Can you do one on China devaluing their currency?

iTunes Ratings

84 Ratings
Average Ratings
69
7
2
2
4

BRAVO!!!!!!

By Mike from USA - Dec 10 2012
Read more
THANK YOU FOR AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!! AND DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT STOPPIN IT!!!! )))

Currency devaluation

By Hank1983 - Dec 28 2010
Read more
These podcasts are excellent. Can you do one on China devaluing their currency?
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APM: Marketplace Whiteboard

Latest release on Jul 14, 2014

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Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch of Marketplace, the public radio business show, makes complicated financial concepts easy to understand in this entertaining, informative video series.

Rank #1: Quantitative easing

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Now the Federal Reserve has effectively cut the target lending rate to zero, it only has one more weapon in its arsenal. Quantitative easing. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what this "nuclear option" it is, and what the Fed hopes it'...

Dec 23 2008

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Rank #2: Capital structure

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In stories about the auto companies and the banks, we've been hearing about debt-to-equity swaps and exchanging preferred shares for common stock. To understand how those work, you need to understand a company's capital structure. Senior...

May 06 2009

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Rank #3: Factoring

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Many small businesses get the cash they need to operate and expand from so-called factors. One of the biggest factors in the business is CIT, and with CIT on the ropes, small businesses are worried. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains what factoring is...

Jul 28 2009

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Rank #4: Inflation

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Most economists agree that inflation of about 2% or 3% annually is a natural function of a growing economy. But people are worried government stimulus measures could spark much higher inflation. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains

Sep 04 2009

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Rank #5: Interest rates

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Confused about the theory of how interest rates can affect economic growth? Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch is here with a handy analogy.

Dec 16 2009

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Rank #6: The economic effects of quantitative easing

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Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch explains what QE3 is supposed to do for the economy.

Sep 11 2012

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Rank #7: WHITEBOARD: What is a yield curve?

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If you've been following what the Federal Reserve is doing with the interest rate of late, you have probably heard them talk about the yield curve...

Sep 12 2011

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Rank #8: WHITEBOARD: Fiscal policy vs. monetary policy

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Often conflated, often confused, fiscal and monetary policies take very different approaches to influence the economy. And they rely on two very ...

Sep 05 2011

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Rank #9: Private equity explained

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Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It’s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.

Jan 13 2012

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Rank #10: What is an index fund?: An explainer

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An index is quite simply a basket of shares.

Apr 01 2014

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Rank #11: Derivatives: An explanation

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Credit default swaps? They're complicated -- and scary! The receipt you get when you pre-order your Thanksgiving turkey? Not so much. But they have a lot in common: They're both derivatives. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

Oct 16 2009

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Rank #12: The 'repo' market

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It's a vital part of the financial system, and the government is considering changes to it.

Jun 27 2009

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Rank #13: What's the difference: Secured vs. unsecured bonds

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Learn the difference between secured and unsecured debt -- a lesson that Irish taxpayers could use as they face the prospect of footing the bill for the bailout of state-owned Anglo Irish Bank.

Jan 26 2012

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Rank #14: How borrowing money can create wealth: Explainer

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There are a million get-rich schemes out there, but here's one of the oldest: borrowing.

Feb 05 2014

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Rank #15: So what is LIBOR, exactly?

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The London Interbank Offered Rate, explained.

Jul 09 2013

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Rank #16: Fannie, Freddie and the Fed

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The Federal Reserve said this week it will no longer buy mortgage backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Some people worry mortgage rates could rise as a result. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why.

Apr 03 2010

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Rank #17: What's an index of credit default swaps?

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Big bets on an obscure index lay at the heart of JPMorgan's losses this week. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how an index of CDS works.

May 11 2012

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Rank #18: What’s an IPO?

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So Facebook has filed to go public. How exactly does an initial public offering work? Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch explains.

Feb 02 2012

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Rank #19: Repo 105

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It's the title of a dubious financing transaction that Lehman Brothers used in 2008 to make its balance sheet look healthier than it really was. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch takes a stab at explaining how Repo 105 worked.

Mar 13 2010

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Rank #20: Explaining dividend recapitalization

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Dividend recapitalization: private equity shenanigans or sound common sense? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how it works.

Oct 23 2012

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Why dark pools became a bad dream for European banks

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Regulators are going after the private exchange operations of European banks.

Jul 14 2014

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Explaining the stock split: Some financial gymnastics

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In the end, stock splits are all about making shares more appealing to investors.

Jun 24 2014

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What the heck does ETF stand for? An explainer

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Why investing in ETFs can be like playing with fire.

May 27 2014

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Explainer: Why dollar cost averaging is stupid smart

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When it comes to investing: keep it simple, stupid.

May 13 2014

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Drowning in debt? Consider a restructuring

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Restructuring sounds scary because it's often associated with bankruptcy.

Apr 28 2014

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When a company gives 'guidance': An explainer

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Google's profit dropped 11 percent and the company's stock jumped. How does that work?

Apr 17 2014

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What is an index fund?: An explainer

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An index is quite simply a basket of shares.

Apr 01 2014

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How feeling rich helps the economy: An explainer

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When we feel wealthy, we spend more. It’s called the wealth effect.

Mar 14 2014

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The magic of compounding: An explainer

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Compounding is one of the best tools out there to build wealth.

Feb 27 2014

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How borrowing money can create wealth: Explainer

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There are a million get-rich schemes out there, but here's one of the oldest: borrowing.

Feb 05 2014

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Explainer: Why can't we cap CEO pay?

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Switzerland recently toyed with the idea of capping CEO pay at 12 times the amount of the lowest-paid worker.

Jan 15 2014

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Explainer: the charitable tax deduction

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If you give $1,000 to charity, that reduces your taxable income by $1,000, because there’s less for the government to tax.

Dec 26 2013

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Explainer: Fiscal hawks vs. fiscal doves

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Why are those who want to fight inflation called 'fiscal hawks'?

Nov 14 2013

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Explaining capital adequacy requirements

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Changes to capital adequacy requirements are a cornerstone of the government’s efforts to secure the financial system. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains.

Oct 11 2013

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Obama & the debt ceiling: An explainer

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The government is considering raising the debt ceiling -- again. But what exactly is the debt ceiling: Watch an explainer to understand what's at stake and what it means for you and me.

Sep 26 2013

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Explaining exchanges

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You've heard of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. Do people really still stand around and yell out buy and sell orders at these places? Paddy Hirsch explains what an exchange is -- by taking us to the supermarket.

Sep 19 2013

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So what is LIBOR, exactly?

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The London Interbank Offered Rate, explained.

Jul 09 2013

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Opportunity cost: A simple Whiteboard explainer

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Economists love to use the term "opportunity cost." In fact, you've probably heard it before. But what is it exactly? Senior producer and Whiteboard expert Paddy Hirsch explains.

Jun 13 2013

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Fiat money: It has nothing to do with the car

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Your dollar bill isn't worth the paper it's printed on. Why? Because it's a fiat currency. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.

May 22 2013

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How a firm's goodwill is more like soft snow than a hard asset

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Goodwill reads like an afterthought in a company's annual report. But it's often the most important component of a company's operation, as Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.

Mar 29 2013

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iTunes Ratings

84 Ratings
Average Ratings
69
7
2
2
4

BRAVO!!!!!!

By Mike from USA - Dec 10 2012
Read more
THANK YOU FOR AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!! AND DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT STOPPIN IT!!!! )))

Currency devaluation

By Hank1983 - Dec 28 2010
Read more
These podcasts are excellent. Can you do one on China devaluing their currency?