Different ways of accounting for an asset. Mark-to-model vs. mark-to-market.
Review of balance sheets. Difference between illiquidity and insolvency.
Hypothetical bank balance sheet. What book value means.
What it means when the market value of a stock is different from its book value.
How the bank can liquidate assets to pay off debt that comes due.
The bank gets bailed out by an equity infusion from a sovereign wealth fund.
What happens when there is no equity infusion and the bank goes in to bankruptcy.
How the banks are connected. What happens when one bank fails.
What Paulson wants to do and why I don't like it.
Alternate plans and moral hazard.
Why a CDO could be worth nothing even though they are "collateralized".
A real life example of a transaction involving CDOs.
Can the bailout work?
A solution that is MUCH fairer that has a MUCH better chance of working!
More on the "Plutsky Plan".