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Savings, Investment, and Financial Markets Video Series and Quiz

Time: 45 mins,
Updated: March 12 2020,

Objective

Students will be able to:

  • Define and explain key concepts like financial intermediaries, banks, stocks, bonds, the lifecycle theory of savings, and the loanable funds market.
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In this economics video series, students will learn about Savings, Investment, and Financial Markets.

Description

This unit of six videos begins with an overview of the mechanics of saving, borrowing, the lifecycle theory of savings, and the loanable funds market. The following videos explain how financial intermediaries work, focusing on banks, the stock market, and the bond market. The unit culminates with a look at how a breakdown in financial intermediaries played a key role in the Great Recession.