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Monday, October 6, 2008

That Dirty, Dirty LIBOR. (Uh, what's the LIBOR again?)

"Assumption, is the mother of the screw up." - Angelo Donghia

As the economic crisis unfolds, it is amazing how many parts of the current financial system we take for granted. How many parts contribute to the whole, and we simply assume will always work and function in the manner that they have functioned in the past.

The LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is a perfect example of this. It's a necessary component of the financial system. And some time ago, I had a Twitter update, in which I discussed the horrendous moves in the LIBOR, in which I stated:

"Oh dear lord. Look at the LIBOR. This is like a nightmare you can't wake up from, but you know you're in"

But what exactly is, the LIBOR? I discuss that in the follow video ...(Video Included)

Tomorrow, I discuss the importance of the DOW Jones Transportation Index ...

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