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Put and call options : American Put Options

By: Sal Khan

American Put Options

Options allow investors and speculators to hedge downside (or upside). It allows them to trade on a belief that prices will change a lot--just not clear about direction. It allows them to benefit in any market (with leverage) if they speculate correctly.

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2008 Bank bailout : Bailout 4: Mark-to-model vs. mark-to-market

By: Sal Khan

Different ways of accounting for an asset. Mark-to-model vs. mark-to-market.

In 2008, the entire financial system was at a potential breaking point because of a popping housing bubble. This tutorial breaks down how the government attempted to address this (historical note: Sal made these videos as the crisis was unfolding).

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Bonds : Treasury Bond Prices and Yields

By: Sal Khan

Why yields go down when prices go up

Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the

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Banking and Money : Banking 13: Open Market Operations

By: Sal Khan

Tools of the Central Bank to increase the money supply.

We all use money and most of us use banks. Despite this, the actual working of the banking system is a bit of a mystery to most (especially fractional reserve banking). This older tutorial (bad handwriting and resolution) starts from a basic society looki

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Forward and futures contracts : Lower Bound on Forward Settlement ...

By: Sal Khan

Lower Bound on Forward Settlement Price

In many commodities markets, it is very helpful for buyers or sellers to lock-in future prices. This is what both forwards and futures allow for. This tutorial explains how they work and what the difference is between the two.

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Inflation basics : Inflation Overview

By: Sal Khan

Basic understanding of Inflation

$1 went a lot further in 1900 than today (you could probably buy a good meal for the family for $1 back then). Why? And how to we measure how-more-expensive-things-have-gotten (i. e. , inflation)?

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Retirement accounts: IRAs and 401ks : Roth IRAs

By: Sal Khan

Introduction to Roth IRA's

The government apparently wants us to save for retirement (not always obvious because it also wants us to spend as much as possible to pump the economy going into the next election cycle). To encourage this, it has created some ways to save that avoid or

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Understanding company statements and capital structure : Market Va...

By: Sal Khan

Market value of assets.

If you understand what a stock is (also a good idea to look at the topic on accounting and financial statements), then you're ready to dig in a bit on a company's actual financials. This tutorial does this to help you understand what the price of a compan

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Put and call options : Actual Option Quotes

By: Sal Khan

Actual Option Quotes

Options allow investors and speculators to hedge downside (or upside). It allows them to trade on a belief that prices will change a lot--just not clear about direction. It allows them to benefit in any market (with leverage) if they speculate correctly.

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Depreciation and amortization : Depreciating the truck

By: Sal Khan

Depreciation the truck spreads out the expense

How do you account for things that get used up or a cost that should be spread over time. This tutorial has your answer. Depreciation and amortization might sound fancy, but you'll hopefully find them to be quite understandable.

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Banking and Money : Banking 12: Treasuries (government debt)

By: Sal Khan

Introduction to government debt and treasuries. What it means when we say that Federal Reserve Notes are issued by the Reserve bank but are an obligation of the Government.

We all use money and most of us use banks. Despite this, the actual working of the banking system is a bit of a mystery to most (especially fractional reserve banking). This older tutorial (bad handwriting and resolution) starts from a basic society looki

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Banking and Money : Banking 10: Introduction to leverage (bad sound)

By: Sal Khan

What leverage is. Why it is is good or bad. Leverage and insolvency.

We all use money and most of us use banks. Despite this, the actual working of the banking system is a bit of a mystery to most (especially fractional reserve banking). This older tutorial (bad handwriting and resolution) starts from a basic society looki

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Put and call options : Put Payoff Diagram

By: Sal Khan

Put Payoff Diagram

Options allow investors and speculators to hedge downside (or upside). It allows them to trade on a belief that prices will change a lot--just not clear about direction. It allows them to benefit in any market (with leverage) if they speculate correctly.

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Bonds : The Yield Curve

By: Sal Khan

The Yield Curve

Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the

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Corporate taxation : Transfer Pricing and Tax Havens

By: Sal Khan

How a corporation can set up a tax haven and use it through transfer pricing.

In exchange for being treated as a person-like-legal entity (and the limited liability this gives for its owners), most corporations pay taxes. This tutorial focuses on what corporations are, double taxation and a few ways that multinationals might try

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Banking and Money : Banking 5: Introduction to Bank Notes

By: Sal Khan

Introduction to bank notes (which you are more familiar with than you realize).

We all use money and most of us use banks. Despite this, the actual working of the banking system is a bit of a mystery to most (especially fractional reserve banking). This older tutorial (bad handwriting and resolution) starts from a basic society looki

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Interest rate swaps : Interest Rate Swap 2

By: Sal Khan
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2008 Bank bailout : Bailout 8: Systemic Risk

By: Sal Khan

How the banks are connected. What happens when one bank fails.

In 2008, the entire financial system was at a potential breaking point because of a popping housing bubble. This tutorial breaks down how the government attempted to address this (historical note: Sal made these videos as the crisis was unfolding).

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Chinese currency and U.S. debt : Floating Exchange Effect on China

By: Sal Khan

Floating Exchange Effect on China

This tutorial contains short videos that explain how China and the United States are intertwined through currency and debt. This is key for understanding the current global macro picture.

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Forward and futures contracts : Motivation for the Futures Exchange

By: Sal Khan

How an exchange can benefit from trading futures and how it can use margin to mitigate its risk

In many commodities markets, it is very helpful for buyers or sellers to lock-in future prices. This is what both forwards and futures allow for. This tutorial explains how they work and what the difference is between the two.

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