Category Archives: Ch.12, Securities Markets

Video and Class Discussion: The Fed and the Economy – from Ben Bernanke

Teaching Tip:  These are one-hour lectures and could be shown in class with class discussion following them. When it comes to lectures, this one might not sound that exciting – “Reflections on the Federal Reserve and Its Place in Today’s … Continue reading

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Class Discussion and Video: The Facebook IPO

Teaching Tip:  Marketplace.org has a four-minute video titled, “What’s an IPO?”  It is definitely short enough that it can be shown in class or assigned as homework viewing outside of class.  Regardless of how it’s used,  it does a great … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Video: Understanding the European Debt Crisis

Teaching Tip:  The beginning of the semester is a good time to try to understand what is going on in the economy.  In an earlier blog entry I discussed using a video by The Wall Street Journal to explain the … Continue reading

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Finance in the News & Class Discussion: Gen Y (those 18 to 35) Financially Conservative , Worried about Debt, Optimistic About the Future, and Open for Help

In Chapter 1 we introduce the “Ten Principles of Personal Finance.”   Two of these are Principle 8: Risk and Return Go Hand in Hand and Principle 9: Mind Games, Your Financial Personality, and Your Money.  These principles discuss the fact … Continue reading

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Teaching Tip: Explaining the Beginning of the Financial Crisis

The financial crisis that began with the downfall of Bear Sterns in 2009, which led to the death of Lehman Brothers, which in turn led to the stock market crash followed by the recession is complicated to say the least … Continue reading

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