Marketplace Money en Private Equity Explained <p><a href=""></a></p><p>Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It&rsquo;s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Marketplace 21032 at What is Re-hypothecation? <p><a href=""></a></p><p>The term Re-hypothecation came up a lot during the MF Global meltdown. It&rsquo;s quite a common term in the securities market &ndash; but what does it mean? Marketplace Money senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:47:53 +0000 Marketplace 20269 at What is a junk bond? <p><a href=""></a></p><p>Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, &ldquo;junk&rdquo; bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they&rsquo;re extremely useful. Sometimes. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:42:45 +0000 Marketplace 19284 at Why does the EU want U.S. dollars? <p><a href=""></a></p><p>Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of Euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 14:04:39 +0000 Marketplace 18633 at The Root Of Italy's Problems <p></p><p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:31:05 +0000 Marketplace 17599 at