A simple (humorous) look at bank derivatives

A Banking Primer: Understanding 'Derivatives'

Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar.

To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing strategy that allows her customers to drink now and pay later; keeping track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers 'loans'). Continue reading "A simple (humorous) look at bank derivatives"