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9-2009 Bloomberg The Lehman Crisis

9-2009 Bloomberg The Lehman Crisis - The Lehman Crisis An...

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The Lehman Crisis: An Unhappy Anniversary In looking at the causes of the panic, Wharton's Jeremy Siegel says the Fed shares some of the blame for its creation—and most of the credit for keeping things from spiraling out of control By Jeremy J. Siegel SPECIAL REPORT The Meltdown -- One Year Later The Flight from Risk The Lehman Crisis: An Unhappy Anniversary Lehman's Fall: The What-Ifs Linger Survival Stories and Lessons from the Crash Wall Street's Shifting Job Landscape Video: Former Lehman Employees on Lehman Slide Show: From Finance to Franchise How Banks Should Manage Risk Paulson's Decision Cost Lehman, Then the World Stocks: The Real Post-Meltdown Victors Slide Show: The Faces of the Lehman Crisis Timeline: Lehman's Trail of Tears Table: Financial Benchmarks in the Past Year Poll: Was Letting Lehman Fail the Right Thing? Archive: Seven Days That Shook Wall Street One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the causes of the financial crisis have come into focus, and the impact of government policies can be assessed. There's plenty of blame to go around—but we should also note the actions that saved the world's economies from a far greater calamity. The roots of the crisis, of course, lay in the real-estate frenzy of the early 2000s. At the peak of the housing boom, major financial institutions were seriously overleveraged in real estate and real-estate related assets.
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