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Oct. 22, 2008

Financial Crisis Myths

Minneapolis Fed | Not everything you think you know about the financial crisis is true, note economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. (PDF)

Volatility Perfectly Natural

Portfolio | Felix Salmon at Portfolio magazine explains why the wild swings in the stock market actually make perfect sense.

Where Are the Delinquencies?

N.Y. Fed | See what the rate of credit card and mortgage delinquencies is in your county using this interactive map from the New York Fed.

By Editor  |  October 22, 2008; 1:35 PM ET
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I was reading how puzzled experts are over the swings in markets. Felix is the go to guy. We should just have the writers take over for the ratings agencies. They certainly seem to have more talent at untangling the tangled mess and making it understandable. What we seem to have here is a total lack of understanding and no lack of communication. The tools keep getting better, so now we have more tools that better than we are.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 22, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

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