Topic: Banking

Lecture 11: Introduction to Commercial Banking

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...

Free Book: Mystery of Banking

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 Liquidity Problem

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...

Shadow Banking: Parallel and Growing?

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...

Open Market Operations

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...

A Brief Introduction to Islamic Finance

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...

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