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One Year Later
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The Cyber Advisor looks back at the financial crash which happened one year ago. Well also examine the rating agencies that are coming under increasing scrutiny as their role in the financial crisis comes to light.
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Buffett & The Crash
We take a look back at the financial crash one year ago this week. Well get the perspective of Larry Summers, the chief economic advisor for President Obama. Well also get the insight from Warren Buffett. It turns out that Mr. Buffett was at the heart of much that was happening that weekend. We get some real insight into the workings of high-pressure, high finance.
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Ratings & Their Role
An inside look at Ratings Agencies, which are is coming under increasing scrutiny as their role in the financial crisis comes to light. Take a look at almost any financial product in trouble today: from sub prime loans to structured investment products, derivatives of all kinds. All were given ratings by the traditional rating agencies, which I looking back, they did not deserve. Is this because the Rating Agencies are paid by the issuers and not by the investors? Thats the question for two entrepreneurs: James Gellert and Shawn Egan who are challenging the way this industry operates.
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Roach on Bernanke
We havent heard much from him since he moved to Japan, but Stephen Roach, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, gives his view of the re-appointment of Ben Bernanke, whats governments role in the economy post Lehmann, and whats his outlook on the markets. I find Roach to be one of the best in analyzing where the global economy stands.
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