In the previous lectures we discussed various aspects of money. This lecture shifts focus towards banking and provides an introduction to the topic of commercial banking. It briefly covers loan banking and begins deposit banking. In its most simple form a commercial... Talk about great timing. Rothbard’s extraordinary book unravels the mystery of banking: what is legitimate enterprise and what is a government-backed shell game that can’t last. His explanation is clear enough for anyone to follow and yet precise and... The Traditional View of Liquidity Within the U.S. economy, the central bank, officially known as the Federal Reserve (or the “Fed” for short), has been seen as the source of banking system liquidity. The Federal Reserve can alter the supply of money by: changing bank... Evaluation Point for Banks and Wealth Management Arms; Does WIPRO offer some food for thought? Ever wondered how people involved in wealth management are evaluated. It should be a no brainer: a wealth manager should be evaluated based on the basis of money made by... The year 2011 did not fair well for the banking sector as many banks lost substantial value by the end of the year. Some of the problems faced by banks are increased regulatory requirements, declining margins, and loss of revenue in their fee business. Above all, the... When you join an investment bank, you will probably start your career as a junior, assisting senior bankers and doing a whole lot of other activities. You will either be a part of the product bankers (leveraged finance, Mergers and acquisitions, capital markets) or... The banking industry in its organized format is not very old. A century ago banks operated in a system with very limited regulation and little backing from the government. It was a system characterized by bank runs. The depression saw the introduction of the federal... The central bank of a country will buy and sell their government securities in the open market. This is refered to as Open Market Operations. In the US, this is done by Federal Reserve. The main purpose of the open market operation is the control the money supply and... Islamic Finance is one of the fastest-growing financial sectors in the world. This sector has shown positive prospects despite the global financial crisis that affected all of us. Currently the Islamic finance sector boasts of more than $1 trillion in assets and is... This is an easy to understand video of how the financial system works.
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