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  • The Big Short: Jenga

    Has profanity
    history
    american history
    sociology
    stereotypes
    ethnic stereotypes
    great recession
    Jared illustrates the financial crisis of 2007-2008 succintly using the game, Jenga. He explains the problem with mortgage lending and how he and others can profit off of subprime mortgage loans using credit default swaps.

  • The Big Short: Betting Against The Housing Market

    derivatives
    finance
    investing
    credit default swap
    Michael speaks with representatives at Goldman Sachs to purchase credit default swaps on mortgage bonds. They explain that this means he is betting against the housing market, that millions of people won't be able to pay off their mortgages. Michael surprises them throughout the conversation but especially when he asks to purchase $100 million instead of $5 million in credit default swaps.

  • The Big Short: Major Investor Confronts Dr. Michael Burry

    Has profanity
    finance
    investing
    housing
    A major investor confronts Dr. Michael Burry for investing in the housing market.

  • The Big Short: The Firm Investigates Florida Scene

    finance
    loans
    housing
    Mark Baum and his team investigate loans being made in the Florida housing market.

  • The Big Short: Selena Gomez Teachers CDOs Scene

    economics
    finance
    cdo
    Selena teaches how CDO's can lead to synthetic CDO's and transforms investments into billions of dollars.