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Understanding the American Financial Credit Crisis Free Course

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  • Certification
  • The recent financial credit crisis in America has profoundly affected not just the American economy but the global economy as a whole. The American economy is showing some signs of recovery recently but the standard of living for many Americans has decreased and will take several years to recover. This free online course reviews how the credit crisis started in America. The course will discuss how credit loans in America became easier to obtain, and how many people funded their lifestyle changes through these cheap credit loans. This in turn led to a housing bubble and when this housing bubble burst it adversely affected the wealth of many American citizens. The free course also reviews how the American government responded to the credit crisis by examining the bailout schemes for the American banking system implemented first by Hank Paulson and later by Timothy Geithner. This course will be of interest to all professionals in the housing, banking, finance and political sectors who would like to learn more about how the American financial credit crisis started and what its repercussions are, and to all learners who would like to understand the key factors which brought about the credit crisis and why it has adversely affected so many lives.

  • Learning outcomes:
    - Understanding the key factors involved in causing the housing bubble;
    - Examine where financing when wrong and how it spiralled;
    - Learn how the credit crisis was dealt with in order to come about to normal practises again;
    - Gain a clearer concept of the credit crisis and its consequences.

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Modules List( 4 )
  • Module 1: Introduction to the American Financial Credit Crisis
    • The housing price conundrum
    • Housing price conundrum (part 2)
    • Housing Price Conundrum (part 3)
    • Housing Conundrum (part 4)
    • Mortgage-Backed Securities I
    • Mortgage-backed securities II
    • Mortgage-backed securities III
    • Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO)
    • Bailout 13: Does the bailout have a chance of working?
    • Credit Default Swaps
    • Credit Default Swaps 2
    • Wealth Destruction 1
    • Wealth Destruction 2
  • Module 1: The Paulson Bailout
    • Bailout 1: Liquidity vs. Solvency
    • Bailout 2: Book Value
    • Bailout 3: Book value vs. market value
    • Bailout 4: Mark-to-model vs. mark-to-market
    • Bailout 5: Paying off the debt
    • Bailout 6: Getting an equity infusion
    • Bailout 7: Bank goes into bankruptcy
    • Bailout 8: Systemic Risk
    • Bailout 9: Paulson's Plan
    • Bailout 10: Moral Hazard
    • Bailout 11: Why these CDOs could be worth nothing
    • Bailout 12: Lone Star Transaction
    • Bailout 14: Possible Solution
    • Bailout 15: More on the solution
  • Module 2: The Geithner Plan
    • Geithner Plan I
    • Geithner Plan II
    • Geithner Plan 2.5
    • Geithner Plan III
    • Geithner Plan IV
    • Geithner 5: A better solution
  • Module 3: American Financial Credit Crisis Assessment
    • Understanding the Credit Crisis Assessment
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 2: The Geithner Plan
In this module learn about the Geithner plan.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 3: American Financial Credit Crisis Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive


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