Archive for September, 2008

FDIC Resolutions Handbook

September 30, 2008

Are you curious what happens when the US government takes over a bank?  The FDIC has the book for you.


Eight Hundred Years of Data

September 29, 2008

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have announced a database of eight hundred years of sovereign debt crises.  Now that’s a time series.

Looking to Short?

September 21, 2008

If you’re looking to short financial stocks despite the fact that’s now actually illegal, you’re in luck.  There are short ETFs that specialize in the financial sector.  The short ETFs work by entering into swap agreements, so they don’t fall afoul of the rules.