Audio Post – Explaining the Futures Market

I love me some Roman Mars, and his “99% Invisible” show, so I have to pay attention when he delves into finance.  I recently tried to introduce the idea of the mortgage bond ‘when-issued’ market, which is a form of futures trading that I used to be involved in.  If you have no idea about what futures are, or what ‘selling short’ is, you might try to this episode of “99% Invisible”


Explaining commodity futures
Explaining commodity futures

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On Cars, from 99% Invisible

Modern MolochSpeaking of cars, this is absolutely worth a listen.  Fascinating history of car/pedestrian relations.  Also, an absolutely fascinating insight into tactics that the gun lobby has adopted.


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