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An In-Depth Look At The Credit Crisis

By Brian Perry



The events of the 2008 credit crisis and their
consequences will shape the investment landscape for decades to
come. Therefore, investors who wish to be successful need to
have a comprehensive understanding of the credit crisis and the
changes it has produced in the financial community. This
tutorial will provide readers with a broad-based overview of
the credit crisis. It’s an excellent starting place for
developing an opinion about the future of the global financial
environment.


The tutorial begins with a brief history of Wall Street, an analysis of the
differences between investment and commercial banking, and an
overview of the disappearance of the classic investment bank.
In the second chapter, we’ll discuss the crisis in more detail,
provide a look at some famous historical crises and compare
their causes with the 2008 credit crisis. The third and fourth
chapters will look more closely at the credit crisis; first by
examining its origins and then by analyzing the events that
prompted its onset. The tutorial will then provide an overview
of the most important events that occurred during the credit
crisis before examining governmental efforts to mitigate the
crisis and prevent the systemic collapse of the financial
system.

We’ll also examine the crisis’s impact on financial markets and
investors, and provide an overview of its impact on the
financial markets. You’ll also find some timeless investment
lessons that the credit crisis has reinforced and that can help
you succeed through future market downturns.

While this tutorial is as comprehensive as possible,
readers should remember that the credit crisis consisted of an
amazing array of previously unimaginable events. In addition,
future accounts of the credit crisis may differ somewhat from
this tutorial, based upon the perspective that will come from
examining events with additional hindsight.

(For background reading, see the Financial Crisis
Survival Guide
.)

Credit Crisis:
Wall Street History

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